I hope you’re all getting into the fall spirit! I have been soaking in the cool evenings and colourful changing leaves- I forgot how much I love fall.
One of those fall experiences that I have been definitely been taking advantage of is apple picking. And the last time I was out apple picking I picked up some apple cider- for some hot spiced rum cider! mmm
This is absolutely one of the most seasonal, most delicious and most downright simple drinks you can possibly make 🙂 and I love it.
To make this spiced cider all you need is some delicious apple cider, some chai or otherwise spiced tea (can be herbal), cinnamon sticks (which you can use to steep or just to garnish), and of course some rum!
For about 3 drinks I took 4 cups of cider and put it in a saucepan over the stove on medium-high heat. Then I took 2 tea bags and let them steep in the cider (you could also put in a cinnamon stick for extra cinnamon flavour). Heat the cider up until it’s steaming and hot, but not boiling. Stir it around a bit infusing the spices! I did this for about 10 minutes.
Measure you’re chosen amount of rum into your favourite mug- this amount will vary depending on how cold it is, how many exams you have coming up, or how many relatives are visiting your house. For hanging out with friends I opted for about 1 1/2 ounces.
Then ladle your hot spiced cider over your rum, and into your favourite glass, possibly with a cinnamon stick to make it look festive!
So simple, so tasty, so fall appropriate!
Definitely one of my favourite things right now!
How are you enjoying the fall season? Do you have any favourite drinks to warm up with?
Hope you’re having a very Tipsy Tuesday!
Today I have another guest post for Tipsy Tuesday! This one is from my friend Cael, and he made some lavender infused gin! – What is it with everyone around me infusing alcohol?- I need to drink with my friends more!
Today I have a guest post from my sister- who made some Crabapple Liqueur!!
where she keeps her garden) not sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a
sweet-tart treat! I couldn’t believe it was 20% alcohol, so be careful. This
can be drank in a shot glass or mixed with club soda to lighten it up.
crab apples (quartered)
all free! They can actually be eaten on their own too.
tends to get stuck so you have to shake it around to get it to settle. I tried
pouring the vodka in with it to get the sugar to dissolve.
top of a water bottle to funnel everything in. Only one overflow incident, so
you have to be patient with the sugar!
on a towel. The jar will remain here for the next 16 days. Turn the jar one
quarter turn everyday, so there will be 4 full rotations by the end of the 16
days. Don’t worry if the sugar is not dissolved right away, it will slowly
dissolve over the first week.
juices out of the apples. It should make roughly two 1L bottles of sweet-tart
crab apple liqueur!
Two posts in one day- check me out! Today I’m going to share this lovely and seasonal drink recipe that I just came up with, that I so originally called Rhubarb Ginger Gin Fizz!
The first step to making this drink is gathering and stewing your rhubarb. This is my rhubarb patch!
My friend Claire was over this weekend and I had her helping pick!
Stewing the rhubarb is really simple- just chop it up, there is no specific length here, but you want them roughly the same, and remember rhubarb is stringy- so if you don’t want super long strings make sure to cut it shorter!
Then throw it into a pot with a bit of water (about an inch of water in the pot) with some sugar- how much sugar you add will depend on your taste, but I would say about 2 cups for every 8 cups of rhubarb if you like it sweet, and less if you don’t! For the drink recipe I did a batch with no sugar so I could just have the sour rhubarb flavor.
Then put it on the heat and let it bubble away until it’s all soft and stewed. This will take 20 min- 30 min depending on how much rhubarb you have.
Now on to the drink which is wonderfully simple!
4 tbsp unsweetened juice from stewed rhubarb
3 tbsp Gin (or vodka or rum, maybe tequila)
approx. 1/2 can of Ginger Ale
Fill glass about 1/2 with ice
Add rhubarb juice
Fill with Ginger Ale
Garnish appropriately with a baby rhubarb stir stick and lemon twist, while amazing yourself at just how pretty your homemade recipe turned out.
Take this to a relaxing place and put your feet up to enjoy! (add a straw if you’re like me and want to drink it through a straw) This is SO GOOD!
Maybe if you are very nice, make one for your sister.
Hope that you are all having a wonderfully Tipsy Tuesday! I know I am!
First off- I just want to say sorry for being so MIA -only a Supper Sunday post last week?! *hangs head in shame*. But to make it up to you, I will be posting every day this week! and since I have already missed yesterday.., I will be putting up two posts today! But enough with my lackadaisical posting schedule- and on to the post topic today!
For this Tipsy Tuesday, what better topic than a 19th birthday bash- which is most definitely a tipsy event! Last Friday I hosted a surprise birthday for one of my friend’s 19th which included:
A little bit of this:
A little bit of this:
And a whole lot of this:
Which lead to this….
The cake itself is Black Magic Cake, found on Allrecipes- which I can highly recommend!
Then the filling is a chocolate ganache that was simply 12 oz of dark chocolate melted with 1 cup of whipping cream.
But the ultimate best part is the cream cheese frosting (a signature of all my birthday cakes growing up), which is simply 8oz of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of butter, juice of 1/2 a lemon and icing sugar to taste (about 2-3 cups) all whipped together! MMM- and really good for colouring and decorating! I promise this frosting is good for all cakes- not just carrot cake! And it was definitely a huge hit at the party!
Hope you are also having a wonderfully Tipsy Tuesday!