Sunday, October 9, 2016




Auntie Em's Autumnal Alcohol!


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A couple of years ago, it was proposed that a group of bloggers have a virtual Halloween party.
You know—a party on the internet.

 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.

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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.

These are tasty autumnal I'm sure you'll enjoy, whether you're partying for real or not!

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Hmmm...it is 9:20 a.m. but considering all of the debate debriefs, I think I am already an hour or so behind on drinking!

These really do sound delish (and I was happy to realize your gallon of milk hadnt gone very bad)!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Sharing with my son and his girlfriend for their Halloween party!

Bliss said...

Those sound good, pinning in the morning from the big computer. Although I don't have real friends anymore, guess I'll drink alone.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I'm sure they are delish. But pouring a glass of wine is so much easier! How about I come and visit and you make me one?

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