Fall is here! Grab some fresh apple cider and whip up this fun Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail!
I’ve got a good one to file in the “things you don’t see often” category. A really good one! My Mom + sister + niece came up to visit from Nashville last weekend. Their plane landed mid-afternoon, and I decided to make a quick stop by Sam’s Club on the way down to the airport. Robbie was low on diapers, and Blakely (our niece) loves watermelon. As I pulled into the shopping center, I noticed a cart making it’s way across the back of the parking lot. By itself. I assumed the wind caught it. I sped up just slightly to make sure that cart didn’t slam right into the side of my car.
But then I did a double-take. Wait. That cart was full of stuff. I glanced up, and several rows away in the parking lot I noticed 2 nuns loading groceries into the back of their sedan. They clearly hadn’t noticed that their 2nd cart had made a run for it. I stopped my car, threw on the hazards and ran after that runaway cart. At about the same time, I noticed one of the nuns running full speed across the parking lot to get her cart.
But the best part is still to come…guess what was in that cart? Eggs. Lots of eggs. I’m talking like at least 20 dozen eggs. And that cart was really moving…towards a road. Can you imagine if that cart loaded with eggs had actually made it into the road? Fortunately, that scene was averted. The nuns got their eggs back safely. I got Robbie’s diapers, and then I went off to the airport. But man, file that one into the “odd sights” category. A nun running full speed across a parking lot to rescue a shopping cart packed full of eggs.
Also in that category of things you don’t see often? Upholstered benches in the middle of an apple orchard. You see, when the Nashville crew came up to visit last year, I happened to have an old piece of furniture from my grandmother’s house in the car. It needed to be reupholstered, and I was taking it over to drop off at the cloth store. But my sister had the fun idea of taking a picture of little Blakely sitting on that bench in the middle of the apple orchard. It made for a fun photo…and you’d almost think we brought that furniture along with us for fun. But no, we aren’t crazy. Well, at least not that crazy!
We stopped by the same apple orchard again this year, and Blakely picked an entire bag of apples. She had her own little bag, and she did a great job picking us some good ones. It happened to be a really hot day (what’s up with the weather this year??), and Funcle David needed something cold to drink. I ducked into the shop and picked up some fresh apple cider. Ahhh!
Well, I had some of that cider left over when we got home, and I decided to whip up a quick drink. I pulled some bourbon from the cabinet and mixed it with the leftover cider. Add in a splash of lemon juice and top it off with some ginger ale…and you’ve got one heck of an awesome Fall cocktail! This Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail was a huge hit among the adults…all of whom appreciated a drink after spending the day with an energetic 2-year-old.
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather gets cooler. College football is back on tv. The leaves are changing colors. And the orchards are packed with delicious apples. So grab some fresh apple cider and mix up a batch of this Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail. It tastes like Autumn in a glass!