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Sips & Snacks: First Day of Fall Cocktail

byTeam GM

4 years ago

Crisp air, red and orange leaves, the smell of bonfires… Fall is just around the corner and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the start of our favorite season than with a delicious apple cider mimosa cocktail. The sweet cider, paired with fresh apple slices and deeper notes of cinnamon and anise make this the perfect choice for a cozy night in front of the fireplace. Pop open the bubbly and share this one with friends to kick off the new season—it couldn’t be easier to whip up!

Keep scrolling to see the full recipe and get ready to add these staples to your fall bar cart…

First Day of Fall Apple Cider Mimosa



apple cider

ground cinnamon


ground cloves

star anise (for garnish)

fresh apple (for garnish)

cinnamon sticks (for garnish)


  1. Combine the sugar and cinnamon on a plate for the rim of the cocktail. Coat the rim of your glasses with a little bit of butter and dip them into the mixture, gently twisting your glass if necessary, to create a sugared rim. This will give every sip a little extra sweetness!

  2. Fill glasses ¼ of the way up with apple cider. We used Martinelli’s, but feel free to substitute your favorite brand.

  3. Fill the rest of the glass with Champagne. If you prefer a less alcoholic drink, simply add more cider and less Champagne. This is a personal preference, so adjust the ratio to your liking. It will be delicious no matter what!

  1. Add a sprinkle of ground cloves.

  2. To garnish, thinly slice your fresh apple and cut a small notch in the middle of each slice to add to the rim of your glasses.

  3. Pop a cinnamon stick into each one, and finally, top each drink off with star anise floating on the surface for a truly delicious fall aroma.

And there you have it! The easiest, and most delectable way to kick off the new season. We’ll be making these all autumn long….

Would you try out this cocktail?

Find even more sips and snacks for the fall season and beyond right here. Cheers to the season!

Xx Team GM

Photos: Jessi Burrone