On our recent apple picking outing we got some cider. I just love cider this time of year, it’s great hot or cold. The boys enjoy it with some seltzer mixed in. The grow ups, however, get to play around a little more!
Over the weekend the weather was gorgeous Sunday so we had cocktails on the porch. I tinkered around with a couple cider drinks, and while they were good it wasn’t exactly what I wanted.
Today is Feeding My 3 Sons two year blogiversary. What better way to celebrate than with a refreshing warm weather drink, with a kick of course?!
Strawberry season is coming to an end in our neck of the woods and I choose to enjoy the bitter end with a drink. Of course I can still enjoy this cocktail with my stash of strawberries that we picked in the freezer! What better pairing than basil, remember I have lots of it in the garden. Mint crossed my mind too, but what the heck, basil it is. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll have this drink again with mint or mint AND basil!
It’s pumpkin time! This is my favorite food time of year. The weather cools and we can finally enjoy cooking indoors again. Hearty soups, stews, casseroles, comfort foods….all finally an option again. And then the pumpkin, I just can’t get enough of it. I can’t even count the number of times we’ve made pumpkin muffins already.
The only downfall is that our garden pumpkins were a complete failure this year. I think it may be a deer, but somebody has been nipping off the blossoms. We have ONE pumpkin, that’s right, just one. There are a couple others starting to grow now but I fear it may be too late for them to come to full size. Oh well, it’s always something with gardening. Good thing I can still buy pie pumpkins.
This is one of those posts I planned on getting up a while ago. With a French liqueur it was going to be my tie in to the Tour de France. Seeing as how the race ended last weekend that clearly didn’t happen!
We first saw St. Germain on a cocktail menu at the tapas restaurant we went to for Ewan’s birthday last year and were intrigued. It took us some time, but we finally got a bottle. After some research I found the Blueberry Smash. This is our take on it. The timing was perfect since we just picked two gallons of blueberries!