Apple Cider Sparklers

Happy New Year!  In this year, I noted a trend of people pouring champagne over sorbet and gelato.  I figured, why not make myself a non-alcoholic version with some good luck grapes for New Year’s?  It’s a festive and refreshing holiday drink fit for a toast.

Apple Cider Sparklers

Of course, you could do this very same recipe, but with champagne instead of cider.  But, serving a cider option ensures there’s something for everyone.


All that these require is a scoop of lemon sorbet, a few frozen grapes and the bubbles.  Be sure your sorbet scoop is a proper size for your glassware, though.  Otherwise, that scoop may not fit.

As for grapes being good luck, have you ever attempted the challenge of eating one grape for every strike of the clock at midnight?  It’s harder than it sounds.  But, I think we need all the help we can get for 2017.  So, here’s to whatever traditions you observe.


Here’s to a bright, sparkly new year full of more tasty treats and unexpected adventures.

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Apple Cider Sparklers

Apple Cider Sparklers

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 - 6 1x


A non-alcoholic beverage recipe for New Year’s Eve parties with sparkling cider, sorbet and frozen grapes.


  • 1 bottle sparkling apple cider
  • 1 pint lemon sorbet
  • 24 grapes, frozen and split in half


  1. Place a small scoop of the sorbet in a champagne flute.
  2. Add 4 to 5 frozen grape halves to the flute.
  3. Top with sparkling apple cider for a fun and refreshing holiday drink.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: American


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