Sparkling ginger cider is a first rate fall "mocktail." Mix 1/2 pound peeled, sliced fresh ginger into 32 ounces of apple cider and chill for about an hour. Pour into glasses filled with ice and top with ginger ale and fresh mint. To spike this punch, add brandy and top with hard cider instead of ginger ale.
Photograph by Tina Rupp
Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine