Happy almost-Thanksgiving week! Do you have your menu set? Are you getting together with family or having a Friendsgiving? Either way – here’s a sweet and oh-so-pretty cocktail that would be lovely for your turkey day.
This one couldn’t be easier: mix apple cider with iced tea, let it chill for about 2 hours with diced apples, cinnamon sticks and star anise. When your guests arrive, pull it out of the fridge and serve with sparkling wine. That’s it!
- 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*
- 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.
For a more mulled flavor, you can simmer the spices with the apple juice and the tea. Chill, and continue the recipe.