Mix enough granulated sugar and ground cinnamon to cover a small appetizer plate. Pour a little apple cider on another small appetizer plate, enough to cover the plate with 1/8” of cider. Dip the rim of each wine glass in the cider, then into the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
1 quart good apple cider.
1 bottle sparkling wine, inexpensive but tasty. DO NOT BUY KORBEL. or Andre. That stuff is California’s finest sparkling whiz. An inexpensive French sparkler—like Delacroix—is perfect. Or a Prosecco. Something in the $10 to $15 range is fine.
Cinnamon sticks, as needed
Pour one and a half ounces apple cider into each wine glass. Top with four and a half ounces sparkling wine. You can eyeball it if you prefer.