My Favorite Sparkling Apple Cider Drinks to Celebrate Fall
Fall is here and although I already miss summer, the smells and tastes of this season are what bring me most joy! That’s why today I want to share with you my favorite Sparkling Apple Cider Drinks to celebrate fall, prepared in different ways (hot or cold) so that it’s free-flowing all season long!
I usually don’t share recipes and things like that here on the blog but these fall-inspired drinks are just too yummy to keep all to myself. Read on to try my favorite delicious Sparkling Apple Cider Drinks. Cheers!
Sparkling Caramel Apple Sangria
This sangria is a bubbly blend of Sparkling White Chardonnay Grape Juice and Sparkling Apple Cider with a kiss of sweet caramel. Nothing says autumn like apple cider and caramel apples! Don’t you agree?
This yummy beverage makes a great treat to share with family and friends on any crisp fall day. I particularly like to enjoy this drink outdoors while taking in the beauty of autumn and enjoying the days before winter arrives.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Yield: 1 large pitcher
Equipment: large pitcher or jar
2-3 apples, cored, and chopped into small cubes
1 bottle Sparkling White Chardonnay Grape Juice
1 bottle Sparkling Apple Cider
¼ cup of Caramel Syrup (or a tad more if you love caramel like I do!)
Chill both the Sparkling White Chardonnay Grape Juice and the Sparkling Apple Cider
Core the apples and chop them into small cubes
Place the apple cubes at the bottom of a pitcher or large jar
Pour ¼ cup of Caramel Syrup over the apple cubes.
Pour in the chilled Sparkling White Chardonnay Grape Juice
Pour in the chilled Sparkling Apple Cider
Stir, pour, drizzle a little extra caramel over the served Sangria for an added kiss of caramel goodness, and Enjoy!
Want to turn it into an Alcoholic Celebration?
Substitute the Sparkling White Chardonnay Grape Juice for a bottle of your favorite White Wine or Chardonnay. You can also skip the caramel syrup and add ½ cup of Caramel Vodka instead.
Sparkling Apple Cinnamon Tea
This sparkling apple cinnamon tea is made with Sparkling Apple Cider, black tea steeped with cinnamon sticks and just a dash of lemon juice. Not only does it taste delicious, it also smells delicious!
The smells of apple and cinnamon together scream autumn! Enjoy this beverage as a warm treat by the fire on a chilly fall day or as a cold refreshing drink during a nice meal with family and friends.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Yield: 1 large pitcher or large teapot
Equipment: large pitcher or large teapot, kettle (to boil water), large glass measuring cup (to steep tea)
2 black tea bags
2 or 3 tall cinnamon sticks (plus a few more for garnish if you wish)
Fresh-squeezed lemon juice from 2 small lemons
I bottle of Sparkling Apple Cider
Place tea bags and cinnamon sticks in a large glass-measuring cup.
Fill the measuring cup with 2 cups of boiling water.
Let the tea steep for about 10 minutes.
Looking for a warm treat?
Once the 10 minutes are up and your tea is ready, remove the tea bags and cinnamon sticks and pour the (still hot) tea into a large teapot.
Pour Sparkling Apple Cider into the teapot.
Pour in the fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Stir and pour into a teacup. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if you wish.
Or make it a cold refreshing drink
Chill your bottle of Sparkling Cider for 1 hour. Once the 10 minutes are up and your tea is ready, remove the tea bags and cinnamon sticks and chill the tea in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
In a large pitcher combine the chilled Sparkling Cider, the chilled black tea, and fresh lemon juice.
Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if you wish.
Want to Turn it into an Alcoholic Celebration?
Substitute ½ of the Sparkling Apple Cider with Hard Cider instead or leave in the entire bottle of Sparking Apple Cider and add in ¼ cup of Apple Schnapps.
Try this extra sweet and crunchy treat to pair with your Sparkling Apple Cider Drinks to celebrate fall!
Easy Caramel Dipped Apple Slices
1 or 2 apples, cored and chopped into thin slices
¼ cup of Caramel Syrup
Core the apples and chop them into thin slices.
Place the slices on a small plate.
Pour ¼ cup of Caramel Syrup into a small dipping dish.
Dip apple slices into the Caramel Syrup and enjoy as you sip on your refreshing Sparking Caramel Apple Sangria or Sparking Apple Tea.
There you have it! My favorite Sparkling Apple Cider Drinks to celebrate fall. They’re the best way celebrate the fall season! Try them and let me know what you think.
This looks so good! I’m always in the mood for apple cider this time of year but have never found a good recipe! I just need to decide whether I want to try it cold or hot first!
Jamie, you need to try both! They really are sooo yummy. My preference is cold usually but on cold days the hot apple cider really is the perfect treat. Enjoy!