PREPARE WITH: Flâneur NV Brut
Step 1: Steep 2 cups unfiltered apple cider overnight in the refrigerator with 1 cinnamon stick, 2 whole pods of allspice and 3 star anise for a subtly spiced cider.
Step 2: Combine cinnamon and granulated sugar in a wide shallow bowl. Circle the rim of your wine glass with a slice of apple before dipping it into the sugar and cinnamon.
Step 3: Fill wine glass with ice. Add apple cider along with Aperol.
Step 4: Float with 3 to 4 ounces of N.V. Willamette Valley Brut. Top with an ounce of sparkling water (optional).
Step 5: Garnish with an apple slice, a sprig of fresh thyme, and a cinnamon stick.