Festive Sparkling Cider is filled with the crisp flavors of fall & sparkling chill of winter making it the perfect non-alcoholic beverage for the holidays!
I love the holidays!
And truth be told one of my favorite reasons for loving this time of year is all of the yummy food.
I love to eat & I always eat way more than I should.
And since every good holiday meal deserves a signature drink, I decided to create something extra special for you that can be enjoyed during fall, Thanksgiving, & even Christmas!
After a little bit of experimenting (with help from taste tester Roger) I am excited to share with you this Festive Sparkling Cider!
Between the bitter chill of winter in the cranberry soda & the sweetness of fall in the fresh apple cider this Festive Sparkling Cider is sure to be a hit with your family or at your next holiday party!
This holiday drink becomes even more special with the addition of diced apple pieces & a sugar rimmed glass!
- 4 Cups Fresh Apple Cider
- 3 Cups Cranberry Soda *(1)
- 2 Cups Sparkling Cider
- 1 Cups White Grape Juice
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/4 Teaspoon All Spice
- Diced Apples *(2)
- 3 Cinnamon Sticks - Optional
- In a large pitcher mix the 4 cups fresh apple cider, 3 cups cranberry soda, 2 cups sparkling cider, & 1 cup white grape juice. *(3)
- On a plate mix the 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, & 1.4 teaspoon all spice.
- Dip the rim of each glass in water (or the Festive Sparkling Cider) & then in the spiced sugar.
- Add the diced apple pieces to the cup *(4) & pour your Festive Sparkling Cider into each glass.
- Serve & enjoy.
- *1. Sprite Cranberry Soda is good, but any cranberry soda should be just as tasty.
- *2. I used a half apple per glass, but you could do less or more.
- *3. If you want to give it a hint of cinnamon add 3 sticks of cinnamon to the pitcher. Alternatively you could also add a cinnamon stick to each cup.
- *4. If you place the apple in the fridge over night (before dicing) it will help keep your drink chilled.
I’d love to see your Festive Sparkling Cider!
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With love, G
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from Him.
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