Homemade Sparkling Apple Cider with Apple Juice, white grape juice, and lemon-lime soda.

Two wine glasses filled with Homemade Sparkling Apple Cider (Martinelli's).

I have 4 sister-in-laws (and one sister) that are all my same age! Isn’t that awesome?! They’re the most beautiful, fun girls — I really couldn’t have hand-picked better sisters and I consider them my best friends.

I’ve even shared yummy recipes from them on the blog before, like this Tomato Avocado Melt from sister-in-law Alise, and this Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash from my sister-in-law Alex.  Another one of my sister-in-laws, Jessica, blogs over at Pretty Providence and she’s the whole reason I pursued blogging in the first place 🙂 .

A clear glass filled with Homemade Sparkling Apple Cider (Martinelli's) with two apple slices.

If I’m boring you with my family background, I promise I had a point. This Homemade Sparkling Apple Cider, or Martinelli’s copycat recipe is from Jessica–who also shared it on Pretty Providence–and since I love it so much, she let me post it here as well!

Did you know a bottle of Martinelli’s is a whopping $2.99 a bottle! And do you know how many people it serves? Like 2!  I know this because my parent’s used to stock up on it every year for Christmas Eve dinner, and they’d have to buy 5 cases of the stuff because we went through it so fast!

Jessica made this homemade Martinelli’s recipe at a recent family party and you can bet my parents wont be wasting $$ on the real stuff anymore since this copycat recipe is fantastic! And, it serves our huge family, for almost $2.99 TOTAL! So, Thanks Jess, for introducing us to this money saving, genius recipe!

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Homemade Sparkling Apple Cider (Martinelli's) recipe on TastesBetterFromScratch.com
Prep 5 mins
Total 5 mins
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  • 12 ounce can frozen apple juice concentrate, mostly thawed
  • 12 ounce can frozen white grape juice concentrate, mostly thawed*
  • 2 liters 7UP (or Fresca)
  • 6 cups ice


  • Add all ingredients to a large punch bowl and stir to combine. Serve immediately.


*You could also just use two cans of frozen apple juice instead of the white grape!
* I added thinly sliced apples to the drinks, just for aesthetics 🙂
Adapted from Pretty Providence


Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 29gSodium: 23mgPotassium: 69mgSugar: 28gVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg

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  1. This is not sparkling apple cider.We have an apple orchard and brew our own apple cider.Sparkling apple cider is hard cider that was still fermenting when bottled.I m not really sure what this is but it isnt authentic sparkling apple cider

  2. I LOVE SPARKLING CIDER!!! it’s one of my favorite things for the holidays! Thank you so much for this recipe! Sharing!