Recipe courtesy of Corky Pollan

Spiked Apple Cider Cocktail

Toast Food Day with a bubbly cocktail that's scented with apples and tastes of Fall.
  • Level: Easy
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2 quarts apple cider

4 cinnamon sticks

4 whole cloves

1 small piece of fresh ginger

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 lemons, juiced

1 Granny Smith apple, washed, cored, skin-on and cut into thin sticks

1 bottle dry Cava or Prosecco, chilled


  1. In a medium-size pot combine the cider, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir to blend and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half. Cool. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate. 
  2. When ready to serve pour the cider halfway up champagne flutes, add one or two apple sticks, and top with Cava.