Apples to the Rescue
Who needs pumpkin spice when you have the flavor of fall apples?
Apple season is here, and I plan on taking full advantage of this quintessential fall flavor.
Every year between September and November my family and I venture to an apple orchard to pick our very own apples. My son loves to pull the little wagon around while we pick apples. It is also customary that we get the annual fall photo. He sits on the hay in front of the big wooden apple and “cheeses” his best smile. We have so much fun.
When I get home with the abundance of apples, I start making and freezing any and every apple recipe I can think of, including apple butter. I love apple butter on my toast in the mornings and recently found an apple butter cocktail that I love. It’s loaded with all things warm and cozy, although the cocktail is actually served cold.
I stumbled upon this recipe after about three days of cooking up all things apple, and it was time for a drink. My spouse and I wanted to use some of my apple concoctions, so we mixed some of the apple butter with bourbon and a bit of orange bitters and topped it off with ginger beer. The color was not very pleasing, but my spouse suggested that we rim the glass, and it made a much more appealing presentation.
With one sip we were hooked. The flavor is similar to a Moscow Mule, but with the inclusion of apple butter it gives the drink a slightly spicy, yet sweet blend that sends your tastebuds into autumn bliss.
Want to get into the fall mood too? You’ve got to try this Apple Butter Bourbon recipe.