Fall is here and already I’ve gone into winter hermit mode. These days as soon as I walk in the door, I’m in my pajamas and on the couch, eating, reading, drinking tea and/or knitting. Doing anything after 7 p.m. seems more and more difficult. My goal for this year’s colder months is to achieve a balance of coziness and fun instead of totally giving in to my tendency to bunker down come the cold. Toward that end, I decided to invite two dear friends over for some fall cocktails for a night both cozy and fun. These are super easy and super pretty. I mixed an apple liqueur I got in Edinburg, but you can substitute apple cider mixed with a little whiskey for a similar taste.
- thin slice of apple
- red decorating sugar
- heart cookie cutter
- 1 oz apple liqueur (or 1/2 oz each apple cider and whiskey)
- 4 oz champagne
- brandied cherries (optional)
Step one: Take apple slice and cut into a heart using cookie cutter. Roll the edges in a saucer of red decorating sugar and place on a paper towel.
Step two: Add liqueur and then chilled champagne to glass. Add cherries if desired. Cut an inch long (or so) vertical slice from the point of the apple heart and slide on to lip of glass.
Step three: Cheers!
Step five: Enjoy.
For more recipes like this one, check out the domesticity page.