Celebratory Sparkling Cider

Warning: this is very potent! But also very delicious. Make sure that everything is well chilled in advance.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 1 bottle sparkling cider (nonalcoholic)
  • 1 bottle brut champagne
  • 8 oz. Calvados or other apple brandy
  • 1 tart apple, sliced, sprinkled with lemon juice


  • Make sure that the pitcher or bowl is well chilled and that all of the ingredients are also well chilled. Mix the liquids together and float the apple slices on top, serving a slice with each glass. Serve over ice if desired.