The Story Behind The Autumn Sparkler

Sparkling cocktails always feel festive, no matter the occasion. This seasonally inspired drink features Calvados, sparkling wine, and pear juice. For an extra-festive touch, top your glass with a cinnamon stick.


  • 1 ounce Calvados, such as Boulard Grand Solage Calvados Pays d'Auge
  • 1 ounce pear juice
  • Domestic brut sparkling wine, such as Wente Vineyards Small Lot Brut
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Combine Calvados and pear juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake gently to combine.
  3. Strain chilled mixture into a Champagne flute.
  4. Top with brut sparkling wine, and then grate fresh cinnamon over the drink.

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Updated: 2019-12-01

The Autumn Sparkler Recipe