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.

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

cranberry juice frozen into cubes for each serving

1/3 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 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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