This festive Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail is the perfect combination of sweet, tart and bubbly! Made from just 2 ingredients (apple cider and champagne!), this cocktail is a super easy drink that will leave your guests refreshed and impressed. Cheers!
Cheers to Festive Cocktails
We’re big fans of making festive cocktails for get-togethers, which is why we’re comin’ atcha with a festive and seasonal champagne cocktail! This cocktail is one part apple cider, one part champagne, and oh so delicious. Cheers!
To to Make Apple Cider
We love this Instant Pot apple cider recipe, but if you don’t have an Instant Pot, feel free to pick up store-bought cider — nothing wrong with taking that route either!
Will Brut or Prosecco work for this cocktail?
YES! Champagne, brut or prosecco will all work for this cocktail. Prosecco tends to be a bit sweeter than champagne, and brut much drier than both champagne and prosecco. So, you do you!
Can you Make a Large Batch?
Looking to serve a crowd with this cocktail? To make sure your champagne doesn’t lose its bubbles before you drink it, we recommend keeping the cider and bubbly separate, and instructing guests to pour equal parts champagne to cider into a champagne glass. Keep your bottle of champagne on ice, and serve your cider in a festive pitcher or mason jar.
Love the idea of this festive bubbly cocktail, but want to sub out a few ingredients (or don’t have all of these on hand)?! Here are a few easy substitutions to make sure you’ll be cheersing away in no time:
Champagne not your jam!? Prosecco or brut will work just perfectly for this drink recipe! Or, looking to go NA? A seltzer, soda water or even a La Croix will add the fizziness you’re looking for.
While we can’t say enough good things about homemade cider, store-bought cider will also work for this recipe. And a spiced cider will make the apple cinnamon flavors even more prominent.
Sugar Rim + Garnishes
The brown + turbinado sugar rim on this drink offers just the perfect amount of sweet to this cocktail. Jazz it up with a little cinnamon, or opt for no sugar rim if you’re looking to keep this less sweet.
We love garnishing this champagne cocktail with a slice of apple, but a slice of citrus fruit like orange or lemon would be delicious as well.
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Optional Garnish Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar (garnish)
- 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (garnish)
- Begin by preparing the garnish for this drink by mixing brown sugar and turbinado sugar together and pouring it on a small plate.
- Next, wet the rim of 4 champagne flutes and carefully dip them in the sugar mixture. Repeat until all champagne glasses are garnished.
- Finally, pour 1/2 cup of apple cider into each champagne flute and then top the apple cider with about 1/2 cup of champagne and enjoy!
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/4 recipe Calories: 137 Sugar: 15 Sodium: 30 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 23 Fiber: 0 Protein: 0 Cholesterol: 0
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