Pop! Cider Recipe

This balanced cocktail pairs dry Prosecco with sweet cider and the intense warm-spice flavor of Bénédictine.

Several coupe glasses on a platter topped off with pop! cider cocktails.

Serious Eats / María del Mar Sacasa

Why This Recipe Works

  • Use unfiltered cider for the best flavor.
  • Cider and Bénédictine add sweet and rich honey notes to sparkling wine.

Autumn means apple, and apple cider. It’s delicious ice cold, or warm and spiced, but it can also offer a fall twist on classic cocktails. Add an orchard element to this classic boulevardier, or this warming punch with fruit and spices. If you love buttered rum, cider and maple turn it decidedly autumnal. And for those who prefer a bite, ginger and black pepper balance out this cider cocktail.

If you’re looking for something celebratory, this seasonal Champagne cocktail is enriched with a splash of apple cider (and made more affordable by using fizzy Prosecco instead of the fancy French stuff.) Bénédictine offers herbal, honeyed flavors, and it's a natural mate for fresh cider and sparkling wine. Try serving this seasonal sparkling cocktail as guests walk into your home for this year's round of parties.

November 2013

Recipe Details

Pop! Cider Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 1 serving

This balanced cocktail pairs dry Prosecco with sweet cider and the intense warm-spice flavor of Bénédictine.


  • 2 ounces Bénédictine liqueur

  • 1 ounce apple cider, chilled (see notes)

  • Prosecco, chilled

  • Fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs (optional)


  1. Combine Benedictine and cider in a Champagne flute or coupe. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with rosemary or thyme, if desired.


For the best results, use unfiltered fresh cider from your local orchard or farmers' market (or the refrigerated case at your grocery store).

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
296 Calories
0g Fat
38g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 296
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 94mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)