This colorful Foodie Friday beverage looks like that awful Halloween candy but tastes much better, in my opinion, and is perfect for entertaining through the fall, Thanksgiving or holiday parties whether you opt for alcohol or not.

If you're a fan of Mimosas, you will like this light beverage as well.

To get the full effect of the candy corn look or autumn sunset colors, be sure to serve your beverage in a clear cup, wine glass, champagne flute or goblet.  It would be kind of silly to go to the trouble to have all those pretty colors and carefully layer your pour as to get three different layers if you had it in a vessel you can't see through, now wouldn't it?

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Autumn Sunset (or Candy Corn) Sparkling Cocktail (prep time 10 minutes.  Serves 6)

cranberry juice frozen into cubes for each serving

1/3 cup orange juice per serving

Brut Prosecco or dry ginger ale for a non-alcoholic version

This sparkling wine drink is refreshing but not as boozy since it is cut with fruit juice.

We’re using the bruit Prosecco instead of the sweet since we already have the sweetness of the orange juice.

Drop a cranberry juice ice cube into the bottom of each champagne flute.  Gently pour orange juice about a third of the way up and follow with a gentle pour of the Italian version of champagne: Prosecco. (Substitute ginger ale for a non-alcoholic "dry" version)

Let the drink sit for just a little while so the ice has a chance to melt a little and you have the colors of Autumn.

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