Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks (Apple Cider Cocktail)

SPARKLING APPLE PIE ON THE ROCKS is the perfect Fall cocktail! Cinnamon Apple Cider mixed with Caramel Apple Simple Syrup and topped with bubbly champagne. This apple cider cocktail is the best holiday drink ever!

Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks next to bottle of champagne

Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail

This apple cider cocktail is a new favorite to add to the list. Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks combines apple cider, caramel apple syrup, and champagne. So delicious!

Every Fall/Winter, my very favorite cocktails seem to center around Apple Cider. I try to innovate the idea every year, because I simply can’t get enough. It started with Apple Pie Sangria, transformed into Apple Pie Punch, and even took a stop around Homemade Caramel Apple Cider. There’s just something so cozy about apples, cinnamon, and a refreshing cocktail twist. They’re some of the most popular recipes on my site, and for good reason. But this year, this apple cider cocktail is my favorite!

This Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks is quite possibly the simplest of all the apple cocktails I’ve made, and also quite possibly the most delicious. And there’s one major reason for that…CHAMPAGNE! It’s made with a delicious (and way too easy) Caramel Apple Simple Syrup, Apple Cider, and some bubbly to finish it off. Doesn’t that just sound like a dream?!

This apple cider cocktail is perfect for the fall season, and even more perfect for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. What are you waiting for, make some already!

Need a new drink to try out this season? This apple cider cocktail is perfect for the fall, winter, and holiday seasons!

 

SPARKLING APPLE PIE ON THE ROCKS is the perfect Fall cocktail! Cinnamon Apple Cider mixed with Caramel Apple Simple Syrup and topped with bubbly champagne! BEST HOLIDAY DRINK EVER!

Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail in a glass, next to a bottle of champagne

Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

This Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks just wouldn’t be possible without my absolute fave Barefoot Bubbly Brut Champagne. You can see right there on the neck of the bottle…”Most Awarded Sparkling Wine Brand in US Competitors”. For good reason. It’s got an amazing price point, a crisp and delicious flavor, and all the bubbles. I’m hooked. I also love that its so widely available so I never have to go without my Barefoot! It’s the perfect simple compliment to this delicious apple cider cocktail.

SPARKLING APPLE PIE ON THE ROCKS is the perfect Fall cocktail! Cinnamon Apple Cider mixed with Caramel Apple Simple Syrup and topped with bubbly champagne! BEST HOLIDAY DRINK EVER!

Champagne and apple cider cocktail in a glass with cinnamon sticks and apple slices

How to Make Caramel Apple Simple Syrup

This apple cider cocktail starts off with a special caramel apple simple syrup recipe. It’s easy to make, and it’s the perfect way to add that festive flavor to to this sparkling drink. It’s made with cinnamon apple cider, cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon, and caramel ice cream topping. Lots of cinnamon and caramel in there to make it absolutely delicious! All you have to do is combine the ingredients in a saucepan and let it simmer. Once it’s done, you can make the drinks.

How to Make Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail

Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks is the perfect combination of apple cider, champagne, and that tasty caramel apple syrup we made. It’s so easy to make, you’ll be making it for every occasion this season.

  1. Start by making the caramel apple simple syrup.
  2. Dip the rim of your glasses into caramel sauce and gold sprinkles (optional, but this is such a fun and festive addition to the drink!).
  3. Fill glasses with ice.
  4. Pour 1 shot of the caramel apple syrup into each glass.
  5. Top it with 1/2 cup of apple cider, and then fill the rest of the glass with champagne.
  6. If you want, garnish the drinks with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.

I love this apple cider cocktail! The flavor is so perfect; It reminds me of apple pie but it’s not overwhelming. Make this drink for Christmas or any holiday celebration!

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Apple cider cocktail in two glasses garnished with cinnamon sticks and apples

Sparkling Apple Cider on the Rocks

Apple Pie was meant for the holidays and the holidays were meant for Apple Pie. You should have it in as many forms as possible when celebrating with friends and family around Christmas and ringing in the New Year. This Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks is the perfect way to cheers with loved ones, don’t you think?

Be sure to click HERE to see where you can find Barefoot Bubbly, and check out my other favorite holiday cocktails HERE. ENJOY FRIENDS!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make this apple cider cocktail. Enjoy!

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5 from 1 vote
Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

SPARKLING APPLE PIE ON THE ROCKS is the perfect Fall cocktail! Cinnamon Apple Cider mixed with Caramel Apple Simple Syrup and topped with bubbly champagne. This apple cider cocktail is the best holiday drink ever!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider cocktail, apple pie cocktail, sparkling apple pie
Servings: 2
Calories: 458 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
Ingredients
For the Caramel Apple Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup Cinnamon Apple Cider
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
For the Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks
  • 1 cup Caramel Apple Simple Syrup
  • 2 cups Apple Cider
  • 1 bottle Barefoot Bubbly Brut Champagne
  • Apple slices caramel, gold sprinkles, and cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
Instructions
For the Caramel Apple Simple Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan over medium/high heat, stir together 1 cup apple cider, 1 cup caramel ice cream topping, the ground cinnamon, and 2 cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Stir to combine.
  2. Allow to reduce by half, simmering for about 10-15 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks. Remove from heat and set aside.
To assemble the Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks
  1. Dip the rim of your glasses into caramel sauce and then into gold sprinkles.
  2. Fill glasses with ice.
  3. Pour 1.5 ounces (1 shot) of the Caramel Apple Simple Syrup into the glass.
  4. Top with 1/2 cup Apple Cider, and then fill to the top with Champagne
  5. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Sparkling Apple Pie on the Rocks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 409mg 17%
Potassium 452mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 118g 39%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 34g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 3.9%
Calcium 13.3%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

Gina @Running to the Kitchen
This would be so perfect for New Years! Love it!
Carolyn
Okay, that is such a super-fun holiday drink!
Aggie
This looks amazing!! Cheers!
Melissa
I'd love to try this! However, I've never seen gold sprinkles or cinnamon apple cider
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Melissa- I got both at my local grocery store. The gold sprinkles are completely optional and regular apple cider will also work just fine. If you happen to find them at the store, they're fun additions but not necessary. Hope you love the drink! Happy New Year!
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My obsession with this drink (and these photos) is BEYOND! Love love anything bubbly. Happy New Year!
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It's Easter Sunday, yet I think this drink would work beautifully right now. I could make that simple syrup, too. What do you think, should I do it?
Mary Ellen
Would Asti Spumante work instead of champagne?
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