Friday, September 19, 2014

Here are a few great drink recipes for you to enjoy this fall!  (This is a rerun from last year, and folks loved 'em!)

Recipe #1-- Autumn Cooler
Ingredients:  Jack Daniels, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, apple cider, hard (alcoholic) cider, and sugar and cinnamon.

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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.)

2.  Mix 1 teaspoon of Jack and 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon Whiskey in the bottom of the glass. 

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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!)

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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:
Recipe #2—Pear Mist

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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.

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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!







Andrea said...

Hmmm...well I was trying to decide what to do today!

Art and Sand said...

I am going to pass this recipe on to my husband for our next big party. We should be okay because most of the guests live on our street so they can just walk home.

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Um, the first one? Yes, yes, yes. That's the high quality blogging content I come to you for, Kirby!
I've fallen off the blogging wagon, but keep reading others' blogs, today was just a secial day with time to comment.


Gwen said...

Oooo... pear? That sound yummy! said...

Yum! That's all I got this morning! Happy Saturday! laura

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I feel just a little thirsty! Love pear juice...hmmmm

Karen Feral Turtle said...

I'm feeling just a bit tipsy!

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