Prep Time: <10 Minutes

Servings: 10 Drinks

Hot apple cider cocktail featuring Runamok Sparkle Syrup, brandy and white wine. The perfect spiced batch cocktail for a Fall party. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s Raven:


Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,

“Sir,” said I, “or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;

But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,

And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,

That I scarce was sure I heard you”—here I opened wide the door;—

            Darkness there and nothing more.

From The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe


  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 4 cups apple cider

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ½ cup Sparkle Syrup (shake well first)

  • 1 750ml bottle dry white wine (pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc), room temperature

  • ⅓ cup brandy

  • Sliced apple garnish (optional)


  • 1 Heat the apple cider and cinnamon stick in a pot on the stove and simmer for five minutes or until the cinnamon is fragrant in the air.
  • 2 Remove from heat and add lemon juice, Sparkle Syrup, white wine and brandy.
  • 3 Stir to combine and then serve in punch cups or wine glasses.
  • 4 Garnish with an apple slice.