My stint in Georgia is [rather regrettably] over, and I now find myself in Ohio. After flying back to LA for a day and hammering out a baby quilt that someone had custom ordered long ago, I got back on a plane and flew east to Toledo, Ohio, my hometown.
I'm here right at that perfect autumn time, when the nights are cold and crisp and the trees are brilliant, almost unnatural shades of red and gold, but the afternoon temperatures climb into the balmy 60's. Upon my usual exploration of the kitchen [which always happens almost immediately after I arrive], I was happy to discover a jug of MacQueen's Apple Cider in my parents' fridge. MacQueen's is a local apple orchard just down the street from my house, and they make good stuff. Good, good stuff. To me, the taste of their apple cider is the taste of fall.
So I thought I'd break my blogging silence with a little autumn cocktail recipe using that delicious cider.
Bourbon Apple Cider
makes 1 drink
1.5 oz bourbon
3 oz apple cider
2 oz cranberry juice
cinnamon sugar (I used Domino's premixed blend)
1. Rub the rim and insides of a martini glass with the lemon wedge. Pour some cinnamon sugar on a small plate and dip the rim of the glass in it.
2. Mix the bourbon, cider and cranberry juice in a drink shaker with the ice and shake. Or, if you're like me and you don't have a shaker, mix it with some ice in a measuring cup and use a strainer to catch the ice when you pour.
3. Pour the drink into the martini glass and enjoy.
P.S. That scary assassin-cat in the background of the picture is Peanut. Don't mind him.