Sweet Tea Sparkling Apple Cider
Serves: serves 8
  • 32 oz. apple cider or apple juice
  • 18 oz. sweet or unsweet black iced tea (such as Pure Leaf)
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 star anise
  • 2 small apples, diced
  • 1 bottle of sparkling wine*
  1. Fill a large pitcher with the apple cider, sweet tea, cinnamon, star anise and apples. Stir and chill for 2 hours. Pour into champagne flutes, filling each ½ full. Top off with sparkling wine.
*I recommend choosing a sparkling wine that's more dry than fruity since this cocktail is pretty sweet already.

For a more mulled flavor, you can simmer the spices with the apple juice and the tea. Chill, and continue the recipe.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/sweet-tea-sparkling-apple-cider/