A couple of weeks ago, it was proposed that a group of bloggers have a virtual Halloween party.
You know—a party on the internet.
An I jumped at the chance, because I was always the girl who didn’t get invited to parties. Ever.
If I’m being completely honest…I’m still not someone who gets invited to stuff. Teachers getaway to the beach? Nope. Mountain weekend for the moms? Nada. I have had to depend on the internet to make friends, which sounds utterly pathetic, but there you have it.
Well, even though I didn’t make the cutoff for this party, another (virtual) friend pleaded my case, and they were kind enough to add me to the list. So here I am, making drinks for my virtual friends!
Recipe #1-- Autumn Cooler
Ingredients: Jack Daniels, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, apple cider, hard (alcoholic) cider, and sugar and cinnamon.
1. I mixed some sugar and cinnamon on a little plate. I dampened the rim of a martini glass with some of the apple cider, then dipped the rim in the mix of sugar and cinnamon. (It’s good if you can do this about ten minutes ahead of time, to give the sugar rim a chance to ‘set.’ It gives it a nice little crunchy texture, like a sugar cube.)Recipe #2—Pear Mist
2. Mix 1 teaspoon of Jack and 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon Whiskey in the bottom of the glass.
3. Then, add 1/3 cup of apple cider. (I used homemade, which we get from one of DL’s buddies named Gary. Gary has an orchard and presses his own cider and the stuff is good!)
4. I stir it, then top it off with the hard cider, and there it is!
(Kelly---that ‘Raven’ towel is for you!)
Now, for bigger parties--
I have a punch bowl. Somewhere. Attic? Basement? It doesn’t really matter, as there aren’t a whole lot of ‘real’ parties going on here. But if you have real friends and want to entertain them all, here is a recipe that is good for the punchbowl:
Ingredients: Captain Morgan spiced Rum, Peach Schnapps, Seltzer, and Pear Juice.
If you do a punch bowl thing, then you just do this in “parts”--
--Equal parts schnapps and rum (I used one of those little silver cups—I think it’s a jigger?)
--Four parts (four jiggers) of pear.
--Finish off the glass with seltzer water.
You can make this suitable for a punch bowl, just multiplying the amount, keeping the proportions the same. (ie: 8 oz. rum, 8 oz. schnapps, 32 oz. pear, topped off with seltzer!)
Thank you so much for stopping by, and thanks to the other Ghouls and Gals for asking me to party!
Check out the other great participants!
Please visit the other Blogs to see how they have prepared for the
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Party Favors, Gifts & Games:
I'm linking at a multitude of places, considering it's one long party 'til January...at which time we will all curse our bodies and make plans to diet and exercise, which will last about eight weeks. If we're lucky.