Looking for a festive drink to celebrate Halloween, Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving? Try our easy-to-make Sparkling Spice Pumpkin Cider, a seasonal cocktail bursting with cinnamon, cloves, and hints of bubbly sweetness.
Looking to add a little sparkle to your fall beverage lineup? Look no further than our Sparkling Spiced Pumpkin Cider. This bubbly and refreshing twist on the spiced apple cider favorite is perfect for sipping during cozy nights by the fire at home or as a festive addition to your Friendsgiving party.
We’re a big fan of having a signature cocktail for a special evening, and this Sparkling Spiced Pumpkin Cider recipe can be whipped up in no time. Literally, all you have to do is pour it into a glass over ice and garnish. No cocktail shakers or slow cookers are required!
Plus, we’re sharing some Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration. We always love super easy Thanksgiving centerpieces that can pull together during the holiday hustle and bustle!
So get ready to savor every sip as we explore the delightful world of Sparkling Spiced Pumpkin Cider and uncover its irresistible charm.
Sparkling pumpkin cider — If you are unable to locate sparkling pumpkin cider, then use 2 parts pumpkin cider to 1 part sparkling wine.
Ground cloves — For garnish
Pumpkin pie spice — For garnish and also known as pumpkin spice
Cinnamon sticks — For garnish
How to Make a Sparkling Pumpkin Cider
1 — Pour the sparkling pumpkin cider and spiced rum in a glass over ice. Stir until combined.
2 — Top with a dash of ground cloves and pumpkin pie spice. Then, garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.
Easy, right?!? The drink comes together in just minutes.
Thanksgiving Table Decor Idea
We love a subtle color scheme, and thankfully white pumpkins are all the rage these days! They make for a great neutral item to mix and match.
Plus, you can always add a little glam with my DIY sequin pumpkin decor if you’re into that! That said, you don’t have to stick with just pumpkins for a Thanksgiving dinner dining table.
For this setting, we spray-painted gourds to combine with other natural colors for this Thanksgiving tablescape twist. For a pop of color, we combined it with a blush pink table runner and cloth napkins to add a touch of upscale to it.
While you might not be used to seeing cacti leaves as part of your traditional Thanksgiving table decor, it definitely feels very appropriate here in Texas!
It also makes for a great pop of green to brighten up the setting as well. When you tie in gold flatware and gold napkin rings, it really feels elevated.
If you’re feeling extra snazzy, you could also whip up these DIY coasters that would match this Thanksgiving table perfectly.
Friendsgiving Appetizer Ideas
You can never go wrong with a well-stocked cheese plate on the table. It’s perfect for nibbling until dinner is ready. I also included fresh nuts, parmesan cheese, fresh green beans with ranch dip, cranberries, prunes, and prosciutto-wrapped cheese wedges on ours.
I mixed serving pieces like porcelain appetizer dishes and the marble & acacia wood serving board for the candied apples, veggies and chips, cheese plate, and pumpkin pie serving board.
To match the runner, I also mixed it with my disposable Sugar & Cloth flatware and blushed pink plates. I also love the idea of combining copper cups with gold accents to mix and match the metallics for a warm feel on the table.
I opted not to include placemats for this specific Thanksgiving table setting, but I think these DIY leather placemats are the perfect gender-neutral addition to the table if you want to include some!
Modern Thanksgiving Table Decor Inspiration
For a little Texas twist, I included plenty of gourds, fresh products, pumpkins, and even spray-painted ears of corn combined with cactus leaves for a fun twist on the traditional Thanksgiving tabletop decor.
It still has the perfect not-to-the-season, but with a conversation starter edition, if you will.
More Thanksgiving Ideas
- 10 Disposable Thanksgiving Tabletop Items
- DIY Napkin Rings + Thanksgiving Tabletop Idea
- Thanksgiving Punch – An Easy Pumpkin Punch Recipe
- Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie For Your Thanksgiving Dessert!
What do you think of the Friendsgiving table setting idea?! It has all of your classic elements but with a modern twist and a light pop of color, which I love!
Sparkling Spiced Pumpkin Cider Recipe
- 4 oz sparkling pumpkin cider
- 1/2 oz spiced rum
- 1 dash ground cloves
- 1 dash pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cinnamon stick for garnishing
- Crushed iced
- Pour the sparkling pumpkin cider into a glass over ice along with the spice rum.
- Top with a dash of ground cloves and pumpkin pie spice, then garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.
Don’t forget to share your Sparkling Spiced Pumpkin Cider with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? Find them all right here!