Pomegranate Cider Mimosas with a Salted Caramel Rim.
This is about as spooky as I’m going to get for Halloween.
Drippy salted caramel rims!
Cider mimosas with pomegranate juice, apple cider AND champagne?! Hello I am in super duper major love, like a tween that has Zack Morris posters all over her wall. You know the drill.
So I know I’ve posted a TON of drink recipes over the last two or three years. I mean, around 52 recipes per year, since I do one per week! But this… this is surely one of my favorites. I swear. I promise. It’s unreal. As I’m creeping down the line towards giving birth, I had to take a taste and test it. I couldn’t just give it to my testers to taste because LOOK AT THIS!!
Isn’t is serious heaven? I love it so much.
The combo is simple. I couldn’t decide on apple cider mimosas or pomegranate mimosas so I combined the two. With champagne! And a salted caramel rim for a fun autumn twist. I think if you’re having some sort of pumpkin carving party or Halloween brunch this weekend, these MUST MUST MUST make the menu.
And of course, then again for Thanksgiving.
And even throughout the month of December.
We all know what a huge apple cider freak I am, so this made perfect sense. At first, I really wanted to do caramel apple mimosas. I’ve had those on my list since July after seeing them on Facebook. But most of the recipes I found used caramel-flavored vodka and I just couldn’t get behind mixing champagne and vodka in such a small glass. And using just caramel on the rim wouldn’t be enough caramel for me!
I was semi-devastated to tell you the truth. Totally was planning on caramel apple mimosas being my Friendsgiving cocktail and had to CHANGE ALL THE PLANS.
But it’s okay. It’s even better. This mimosa is a dream and tastes like major fall in a glass. And since it’s a mimosa, it means we can have it for breakfast! But also for cocktails. And then for a nightcap.
Heck! We’re getting into the holiday season. Perhaps this should just be our daily beverage of choice?
Yep sounds about right.
- salted caramel sauce for the rim
- 1 750mL bottle chilled champagne
- 1/3 cup pomegranate juice
- 1/3 cup apple cider
- Rim each champagne flute with a small teaspoon of salted caramel.
- Add about an ounce or so of pomegranate juice to the bottom of a champagne flute. Add another ounce of apple cider. Fill it up with champagne and serve!
I’d say they are haunting in the best way possible.