My favorite mixed drink is the classic Moscow Mule. The ginger beer, the copper mug, the lime! It’s perfection. And what’s even more perfect and fun about the Mule, is that there are countless ways to put a spin on it. For a mid November treat, I decided to try out an Apple Cinnamon version of the cocktail. I was a little apprehensive of how the flavor would turn out, but was happily surprised by how it turned out! It’s the perfect fall treat to sip on while procrastinating your holiday shopping!
What you’ll need:
-Vodka (Deep Eddy forever)
-Apple slices + Cinnamon stick for garnishing!
To make, simply fill your copper mug with ice, add 2 ounces of vodka, 2 ounces of apple cider, a splash of lime juice, and then fill to the top with ginger beer and stir. Sprinkle your cinnamon on top and garnish with a slice and a stick. Cheers!
One of my most favorite things on the entire planet is themes.
I love hosting and attending parties. But if that party has a flippin’ THEME tied to it and I get downright giddy.
So one of the reasons I love the fall + holiday season so much is there are so many go-to themes all over the place. For Halloween, I decided it would be fun to bring a themed cocktail over to my parent’s house for a little girly get-together with my mom and sister. We baked, we watched Pride + Prejudice + Zombies, and we drank Black Widows !! Scary!
Actually, it was probably the least scary Halloween gathering in recorded history and it was perfect because I don’t do scary. Ever.
These took a bit longer to make than I anticipated because I had to cook and strain and mush all the blackberries, so I would recommend doing this step prior (maybe the night before?) to when you want to actually make them. But they are delicious and not too sweet and not too scary.
2 quarts of fresh blackberries (like 5 standard boxes at the grocery store)
Optional – Simple Syrup
Step 1: Boil most of those berries! Rinse them off and place in a saucepan with some water. Save a few for garnishing / snacking on when getting bored of waiting on the others to boil. After they are boiling, let them simmer until they get nice and soft, then place in a mesh strainer and squeeze all of the juice out of them (make sure you’ve got a bowl under the strainer, we want the juice not the crushed berries!)
Step 2: Fill a glass of your choice with the juice and ice, one (or two ;D) shots of vodka and stir. You can choose to add a shot of simple syrup as well if you prefer a sweeter sip, but I found the natural blackberry sweetness to be just right.
Step 3: Skewer a couple berries with a toothpick, lay across the top of your glass for garnish, and then go mingle with your new spooky beverage!
See? So easy.
For my first cocktail recipe on the blog I’m going to share the EASIEST drink to make EVER.
All you need is a bottle of your favorite red wine, and a few lemons. I used red rosė specifically to make good use of a pun, but I can’t imagine you can go wrong with any type.
So step one: freeze a few ice cube trays full of your wine of choice. I left mine overnight to ensure they were good and frozen.
Step two: throw a tray full into a blender, and squeeze about half a large lemon in with it.
Step three: BLEND!
Step four: pour into a glass, top with lemon wheel for garnish, and enjoy!
Seriously, so easy, and so good. You can’t go wrong! And, there is unlimited mods you can do on this thing.
Has anyone tried a different combo of wine and fruit? I’d love to hear about it!
Earlier this spring Andy and I discovered a passion for mixology that cannot be tamed. We love learning new things and the knowledge around the world of crafting cocktails is seemingly infinite! We are still barely scraping the surface of possibility, but what really inspired us was inventing a cocktail of our very own that we kept making all summer and is still one of our faves.
Our signature beverage was born of attempting to make a recipe we found online, getting confused at how many ounces a shot glass held, and failing miserably. So we threw away the instructions, started improvising, and shazam! The KandyCumber-Spice was born. All the best things in life kinda happen that way, right? And even better, today I’ve decided to share the resulting product on the blog.
So there’s not really anything complicated about this beauty, and you can control the spice level pretty easily too.
What you need:
Sweetened lime juice
Cocktail shaker + basic accessories
What you do:
Put one shot of sweetened lime juice in your cocktail shaker, one and a half shots of vodka, and a handful of ice. Slice two wheels off your cucumber and put those in there, and two little wheels off your jalapeño too (Spice Level: Low — Remove all the little seeds outta the jalapeño slices before putting in the shaker). Then shake up! Fill a whisky glass with new ice, and strain the mixture from the shaker into it (Spice Level: Just Right Spicy — let some of the seeds pour into your drinking glass). Then pluck your veggies from the shaker and toss into your glass. Top with ginger ale and more ice to taste, and I typically add a third cucumber wheel on the rim for garnish, then stir it all together and enjoy!
(Spice Level: Burn Your Lips Off — double the amount of jalapeño wheels and let all the seeds pour into your glass…. At your own risk)
Our favorite spice level? Just Right Spicy.