Spiced Apple Spritzers

Spiced Apple Spritzers

Spiced Apple Spritzers are a refreshing beverage composed of apple juice, cinnamon, cloves, all spice, and brown sugar. 

Spiced Apple Spritzers
Makes about 10 cups
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (59-ounce) container refrigerated apple juice
  2. ¾ cup brown sugar
  3. 2 whole star anise
  4. 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  5. 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  6. 7 cinnamon sticks
  7. 2 (750-milliliter) bottles chilled prosecco*
  8. Garnish: green apple slices, cinnamon sticks
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine juice and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour or until reduced by half. Cool slightly. Into a bowl, pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer, discarding spices. Cover and chill until cold.
  2. Combine cider mixture and prosecco in a large pitcher. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks, if desired.
Notes
  1. *We used Simply Apple. Club Soda may be substituted for prosecco.
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