Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + cooling


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 18, 2023
This is the perfect fall cocktail. Apple cider mixed with a cinnamon caramel apple simple syrup and topped with bubbly—it's the best holiday drink ever! —Becky Hardin, St. Peters, Missouri
Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups apple cider or juice, chilled, divided
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping, plus additional for dipping
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Gold sprinkles
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) brut champagne, chilled
  • Optional: Apple slices and additional cinnamon sticks


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup cider, 1 cup caramel topping, cinnamon sticks and cinnamon to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until liquid is reduced to 1 cup, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly; discard cinnamon sticks.
  2. Place sprinkles and additional caramel topping in separate shallow bowls. Hold each glass upside down and dip rim in caramel topping, then dip in sprinkles.
  3. To serve, fill glasses with ice. Add 2 tablespoons cooled cinnamon syrup to each; top with remaining cider and champagne. If desired, garnish with apple slices and additional cinnamon sticks.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 198 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.