The days have finally cooled down in Dallas and we can see that summer is slowly turning to fall. We have cooler mornings and the sun is setting earlier in the evening. We love fall. Rhonda is pulling out the fall decor in house and planting mums in the flower beds. Fall conjures up images of cozy evenings around the patio fire, spicy smells and rich bold tastes. We like to cook, bake, and mix with darker liquors that have a bold flavor and warming sensation at this time of year. Since we still have daily temperatures close to 90 degrees during September in Texas, we need to transition slowly. This week we are sharing a sweet drink with you — Caramel Apple Cider.
Who doesn’t love the taste of caramel and apples in the fall? The sweetness of caramel with fall’s harvest of fresh apples creates a pleasing combination. This drink has a buttery warm sensation as it touches your lips and taste buds. It is the perfect drink to sip while sitting on your patio on a beautiful fall afternoon.
To make the Caramel Apple Cider you need only a few easy ingredients: Hard Apple Cider (We used Angry Orchard.), fresh lemon juice, and Monin Caramel Apple Butter syrup. You can purchase Monin syrups at many liquor stores. Our local Total Wine has Monin syrups available. You can also find flavored syrups in your grocery story next to the coffee. If you can’t find the Monin Caramel Apple Butter syrup, use a caramel syrup instead.
We are looking forward to our line up of fall cocktails and baking that we have in store for you over the next three months! Make sure to check back with our site often.
We would be completely remiss if we didn’t mention that our favorite hockey team the Dallas Stars are in the finals for the Stanley Cup! This is not usually in our fall line up, but when your team is in the finals, it’s always a good time of year!!!
Craig is taking Blind Piglet #3 on a college visit to the University of Arkansas this afternoon. They are looking forward to the beautiful drive and campus. Rhonda is off to buy mums and pumpkins. What are your favorite fall activities?
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