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bourbon cider

I wish I could come up with something more creative and alluring for a title, but to be honest, I’m exhausted.  The sprint to the end of the summer has left me worn out.  The yard work, the garden explosion, the canning and fermenting, the end-of-summer weekend trips and errands, not to mention work?  I’m spent.  This drink that I cobbled together from a couple of places was just what I needed to accompany the knit-leggings-and-solo-bonfire party I held for myself tonight.  It hit my sweet tooth and warmed me up- just what I need for the beginning of fall.

DSC_3374Bourbon and Cider
Serves 1

2 oz. bourbon
4 oz. apple cider
1/2 tsp lemon juice
3-5 drops angostura bitters
small pinch of allspice
slightly larger pinch of cinnamon
2-3 oz. ginger beer

Shake together bourbon, cider, lemon juice, bitters, allspice, and cinnamon.  Pour in a tall glass over ice.  Top with ginger beer; stir to combine.

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by the way, did you know that it’s fall?

At least from my kitchen window it is.

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(A few) Pictures from Home


I’m sitting in a cheap hotel room 180 miles from home, pretending to get some work done before tomorrow’s 5:45am wake-up call. I have recipes and photos to post from this past weekend, but tonight… I’m incredibly unmotivated. However, I did have a wonderful photo shoot with Mother Nature in our neighborhood (north Eau Claire area) this past weekend. So, tomorrow night I promise you will get car bomb cupcakes… however, tonight you get a few glimpses of Wisconsin. 





chippewa river and madison st bridge

And… as a prelude to tomorrow’s entry:  a respectable pint of Guinness.


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