7.11.12

Apple Cider Mimosa


So much better than it sounds...at least to me. I loved this idea but was skeptical as to how it would taste. I am not all get up and go over apple cider. I know, and I say Fall is my favorite;) However, when I was trying to come up with a festive drink for Halloween, this just flitted across my mind and I played around with it and boy, did it ever work!

This recipe was for a lot of ppl, you can adapt to suit your needs!

1 gallon apple cider
1 bottle sparking apple juice/cider
2 cups meyers dark rum
2 nips(mini bottles) spiced rum
1 to 2 bottles champagne/sparkling wine
3 to 4 apples( I used a mix)

In a large beverage dispenser combine the cider, sparkling cider and rum. Stir together. Cut up 3 of the apples and place in cider mixture. Let it sit for about half an hour. When you are ready to serve, fill a glass 3/4 full with the cider and top w/champagne. Serve w/an apple garnish. Such a refreshing treat.

I was happily surprised at how much I really enjoyed this! 

and if you really wanted to you could do non alcoholic. Just pour apple cider in a glass and top with the sparking juice. Gives you the bubbles. and obviously bubbles rock. 


and a sneak peak of tomorrows post: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bundles.



and yes, I know it's late, but it's in the one week past mark so it's still kosher. at least this is what I determined and this is Maddie's world so I'm in charge;) Here are some of our Halloween pics, I've spent the last week texting and emailing friends to get copies due to the fact that my phone was officially fried and they couldn't salvage my pics. How sad, but now I know how to ensure they're backed up for future reference.

The first party was at the humble abode of our lovely friends, Rhonda and Tim. Originally we were going as Mad Men, me as Joan, due to the lovely fact that her & I share the same curse, reason for back pain, reason my tailor stays in business, girls, the bane of my existence. ummm. attributes? no, I know, hair color;) but then I decided I wanted pin up hair and so we just went with that era. Then the next party I was Rosie the Riveter & he was...creepy 70's man. Think Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.

Please enjoy my $11 Ross dress. and excuse the certain circumstances of...ummmm, over exposure? They have a mind of their own. they are the boss of me. 


Hair and make up by Miss Lyss.

The hubs & I...

Lyss, the twins, me, Rhonda & Aimers


Rhonda, Wiki & I. Evil eyes!

Lyss, me & Aimers! 4 inch heels and still towering over me. wah.
My brother & my Aimers. This is what 3 kids & 13 years of  marriage look like. Ridiculously adorable, I know.


one word...creeper.

 Hunter & Rosie


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