August 31, 2012

Drinks With The Dews

Every year at this time I get super excited for fall. Duh, I already told you that.  It's the cool temps, the smells, the clothes {that I can't afford}, and just a feeling of calm that seems to come over the world when fall comes rolling in. I think it's safe to say that fall is my most favorite time of year, it's only downfall is the ugly winter that follows it.
One of my all time favorite fall things is my aunts spiced cider recipe.  I can remember her making this for as long as I've been alive {or old enough to enjoy adult bevvies} and now I make it and it's definitely something we look forward to each and every year.  
It's super easy and can be made non-alcoholic {for the kiddos and the pregnant}.  I don't have a real recipe for per se but this is it in a nutshell.
Recipe {in approximates, you can doctor it to taste}:
~2-3 cups of cider
~1 sachet of mulling spices {you can find them at World Market}
~1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar
~Captain Morgan to taste
~Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Combine all ingredients, with the exception of the Captain, in a pot over low heat and let simmer as long as you can stand it.  I'll tell you what, it's hard to resist drinking it right away.  The.Smell.Is.Amazing.  But!  The longer you let it simmer the more the flavors of the spices and brown sugar soak in and it's that much better.
When you're ready to drink it add the Captain {I'd recommend a shot per glass but I'm a lush} and add your cinnamon stick.  Most importantly, ENJOY! 
You're welcome.
A couple reminders!
You have until tomorrow to enter the Avon must-haves giveaway!  I'm shocked by the number of entries already!  You guys rock!  Your best chance to win is to place an order from my site because you get 25 extra entries!
I need to hear from you by Tuesday {at the latest} on your peace tee orders!  If you want one speak now or forever hold your "peace" as this may be the last round of orders we do. You can find more details here. Also kids peace tees are available this time too, you may remember seeing the one Kendall got for her birthday. Also I know some of you said that "so and so" wanted one so if you know of someone who wanted one because they liked yours please be sure to let them know.  I'd hate for anyone to miss out on this last chance.
Monday is the first link-up for Challenge Your Closet! I'm ready, are you?


  1. I might have to try that. Only maybe with vodka or something. Can't do rum. Learned to drink from rum... and yeah... can't even look at the stuff anymore.

  2. I saw the bottle of Captain and was sold! :) My fave! Great recipe, we will definitely be trying some of this for evening tailgates and nights by the fire pit!

  3. umm so when does happy hour start- I am heading your way NOW!!! that sounds amazeballs and I can't wait to try it!! xoxo

  4. WOW that looks so yum! I tried something like this last Christmas, but it wasn't all that good. So I'm excited to try yours!!!

  5. GAH!! Shannon I LOVE spiced apple cider, and the fact that it's full of Captain makes it that much more amazing! Bring on the boozie Fall shenanigans!

  6. I am going to have to try this! I love cider and think I would really love adult cider!

    And I'm off to place my peace tee order now!

  7. That's it.. WE HAVE TO GET TOGETHER SOON! You aren't that far away... and when we do I wanna drink endless amounts of this ;)