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Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 milliliters) brut champagne, chilled
  • Apple slices and additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Lisa
    Oct 24, 2020

    Love this! Substitute 1:1 gin and whisky or bourbon too. Works well and gives a nice flavor! Perfect for fall!