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Blood Orange Cider Mimosas

Blood Orange Cider Mimosas became one of my go-to winter cocktails this chilly, wet winter. It is bright, bold, and I love the orange cider twist to the boozy beverage.

Blood Orange Cider Mimosas

You can whip up these mimosas for an after work unwind, or to serve guests as you enjoy a savory dinner together. They are a nice twist to a classic mimosa for your brunches, parties, and relaxing drinks after work. 

You will find that blood oranges offer a stronger citrus flavor than when compared to traditional oranges. Blood oranges also are sweeter than a basic orange, and they provide such a beautiful red color, which will make your mimosas go from pretty to stunning in seconds. 

Blood Orange Mimosa

Add Bubbly To Your Brunch With Blood Orange Cider Mimosas

Because Prosecco can lose the bubble fast, I don’t recommend prepping these drinks ahead of time.

I like to make them as we serve them, so each glass is vibrant, bubbly, and the best mimosa for guests to sip on. You can make glass by glass or grab a pitcher and make a batch to pour and serve. Just don’t let them sit too long or they will go flat. 

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If you have never had fresh blood orange juice, you have to give it a try. It offers such a bold citrus flavor and then pairing it with prosecco and blood orange hard apple cider, it makes for the most rewarding beverage. 

Can I tell you a secret? I have such a weakness for mimosas! They are my favorite drink. I mean for real. Let me share some of my other favorite varieties of mimosas for you to consider making. 

What If I Can’t Find Blood Orange Apple Cider?

You can omit the blood orange cider for another type of hard cider. Yes, it will slightly alter the flavor, but because of the fresh blood orange juice, it will still be delicious.

I just found a blood orange apple cider when I was out, and I knew it would compliment this cocktail nicely. 

What Do Mimosas Have In Them?

Traditionally mimosas are served with champagne and orange juice.

My Blood Orange Mimosa has fresh blood orange juice, hard cider, and prosecco. The blend of these ingredients will give you a sweet and spiked cocktail that any mimosa will love this unique and refreshing version!

Serve in a champagne glass with a slice of blood orange on the side to dress up your drink even more. Plus you might enjoy nibbling on the blood orange slice. 

Blood Orange Mimosa

Can You Put Ice In Mimosas? 

You bet!

One trick I do especially if it is a hot day, I freeze the orange juice in ice trays. So as it melts down it won’t water down your drink; it only adds more flavor to your drink. 

Tips For Making The Best Blood Orange Cider Mimosas

Want to make mimosas that taste as a bartender whipped them up? Take my tips for making the perfect mimosas below, to help you whip up the best mimosas that you are capable of! 

  • Start with really CHILLED ingredients. From the Prosecco, orange juice, and cider. 
  • I squeeze the orange juice and toss it in the fridge for a little while to allow it to really get nice and cold. 
  • Then don’t make too far ahead or the bubbles will fade away.

Not much work goes into making the best mimosas at home is there? But, when you follow the steps it will give you a cocktail that will have your family and friends in shock with how good it tastes. 

You can’t really go wrong with a cider mimosa! It is easy, bold, vibrant, and will hit the spot with every single sip. Plus, they are simple to whip up for those last minute drinks for unexpected guests. 

Blood Orange Cider Mimosa


Easy Brunch Recipes

Do you need some delicious brunch recipes to serve along with these blood orange mimosas? I’ve got lots of ideas!

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Blood Orange Cider Mimosa
Yield: 4 cocktails

Blood Orange Cider Mimosa

Blood Orange Cider Mimosa

These bold citrus mimosas are made even more vibrant with the addition of fresh blood orange juice!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 blood orange, juiced
  • 8 ounces prosecco
  • 1-ounce triple sec
  • 4 ounces Blood Orange Hard Cider


  1. Divide separately between three or four glasses and serve cold.


If you can't find blood orange cider, you can omit and just replace with some extra prosecco.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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