Hard Cider Sparkler

Create another reason to toast Thanksgiving this year with a hard cider sparkler. Honey syrup, hard cider and sparkling wine come together in this seasonal cocktail.

TOTAL TIME:10 min.

SERVINGS:6

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup clover honey
  • 6 oz. dark rum
  • 12 oz. hard cider
  • 24 oz. sparkling white wine
  • 6 old-fashioned candy cinnamon sticks

Directions

  1. Add the honey and ¼ cup water to a small saucepan. Heat the honey over medium-low heat until it dissolves in the water, about 3 minutes. Set the honey syrup aside.

  2. Add 1 ounce of dark rum, 2 ounces of hard cider and 4 ounces of sparkling wine to each of six champagne flutes. Add honey syrup to each drink to taste; use ½ to 1 teaspoon for moderate sweetness.

  3. Place a candy cinnamon stick in each glass for garnish. Alternatively, thin apple slices, hung on the rims of the glasses, give you an equally attractive presentation.