I am not one of those people that hates leftovers. In fact, I think they’re sort of awesome. Maybe it’s my inner frugalista … or my inner lazykins. I mean, basically, a free meal – and virtually no work to make it happen? What’s not to love?!

I’m also a fan of taking a leftover ingredient and re-purposing it in a whole new way. And because I tend to go a little crazy on the Crock Pot Spiced Cider around holiday time, we often have a little left over at the end of the night. So I thought, hey! What if I made this into ice cubes?! And then turned those into something all fizzy and stuff?

Spiced Apple Sparklers | Kitchen Treaty

Spiced Apple Sparklers, baby, that’s what.

I think these are perfect, perfect, perfect for New Year’s Eve. Fizzy, sparkly, and  even a festive bronz-y hue. Plus, they’re non-alcoholic – so kids, designated drivers, and general non-partakers get their very own special drink to toast with come midnight.

Spiced Apple Sparklers | Kitchen Treaty

This drink takes three ingredients, pretty much: spiced cider ice cubes, sparkling apple cider, and club soda. It’s really, really, reallllly complicated to make.


Spiced Apple Sparklers | Kitchen Treaty

Leftovers made fancy. Gotta love it.

If you don’t happen to have leftover spiced cider laying around, Trader Joe’s sells already-spiced cider by the bottle. Handy!

Spiced Apple Sparklers | Kitchen Treaty
5 from 2 votes

Spiced Apple Sparklers (Non-Alcoholic)

Total: 2 hours 15 minutes
Author: Kare
Yield: 2 drinks
Agonizing over what to do with that cup or two of leftover spiced cider gracing your fridge? Worry no more! These fun non-alcoholic sparklers give new life to leftover mulled cider. Just freeze it into ice cubes, then top with sparkling cider and club soda. It's a fun, fizzy drink that tastes more and more spiced with every sip.


  • 1 1/2 cups spiced apple cider (you will be making these into ice cubes, so please plan accordingly!)
  • 1 cup sparkling apple cider
  • 1 cup club soda


  • Pour spiced apple cider into ice cube trays. Freeze until solid, about 3 hours.
  • Fill two glasses with spiced cider ice cubes. Add 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider to each glass, followed by the club soda.
  • Serve with a straw.

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