Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: William Smith
Active Time
5 Mins
Total Time
5 Mins
Yield
Serves 10 

Basic apple cider is dressed up and ready to party with this Fizzy Cider Punch recipe. This fizzy fall drink is ideal for a crowd, so this cider punch should be the signature drink at your holiday gathering. This fun and festive punch has a short ingredient list that’s easily accessible, and it comes together in just five minutes. With this effortless recipe and pretty drink, you’ll look like a professional bartender. This deliciously balanced punch gets its fizz from chilled Prosecco and the cider flavor we love from apple cider and both red and green apples. The golden color of this punch with red and green apple slices will look beautiful on a fall table, while the hearty batch will cover your bases with a crowd of ten. Be sure to have a dish with thinly sliced apples ready to go for garnishing. One Test Kitchen professional said this cool punch is “great for Southern holidays,” since we all know it could still be 80 degrees in December down here. A tip from the Test Kitchen: Don’t add the Prosecco until you are ready to serve to preserve the effervescent quality. Swap brandy for bourbon, if you prefer. Holiday celebrations in the South are centered on food and drink; and this fizzy punch will add some zing to your Christmas party lineup. Eat, drink, and be merry this holiday season as you sip on this refreshing holiday cocktail.

How to Make It

Step 1

Using a mandoline or a knife, slice both types of apples into very thin round slices, with peel and core intact. Cut slices in half to create half-moons, and place in a large pitcher or a small punch bowl. Stir in apple cider and brandy; chill.

Step 2

Add Prosecco just before serving. Serve over ice with a few apple slices in each glass