Despite my hatred of all things pumpkin (seriously, people, is pumpkin spice pasta sauce necessary?!), I do love this time of year. I am not made for ninety degree weather and bikinis, but I am pretty happy once a hot chocolate is in my hand and tights are on my body. In an effort to capture all things fall, September and October featured many an apple cocktail in my househould. Eventually, after experimenting, I came up with this drink which I think bridges the gap between summer and autumn well. It’s light, crisp, and refreshing, with a ton of apple flavor to it. It’s especially great for those of you out these who will drink anything sweet involving bubbles. Feel free to use whatever sparkling wine you like, though I tend to go for the cheaper wines when I’m mixing it into a cocktail. My thinking is that if I would drink it alone, I’m not going to put it into a mixed drink. No matter what kind of sparkling wine you use though, this is one of those drinks that goes down quickly and ends up hitting you before you know it, so drink it often but tread carefully. Happy sipping!
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InstaFoodie with MeFriday night #cocktails at @stoneyriversteakhouse before I go to see the next movie in my absolute favorite franchise Jurassic Park. I cannot wait for all the dinos. 🦖🦖🦕🦕. What’s your favorite movie? If the answer doesn’t involve dinosaurs, I don’t know if we can still be friends. #afamishedfoodie #vodka #drinksEven though a number of factors go into making a great #wine, almost everyone I know that drinks it has a favorite grape. For me, it’s Petit Verdot. For my mom, it’s #Chardonnay. For my grandma, it’s #moscato. What’s your favorite? Pictured here is a #Zinfandel from @pedroncelliwine. One to definitely check out if that’s your answer to my question above. #afamishedfoodie #winelover #wineblogIt’s about three hundred degrees outside, so that sounds like the perfect time for #rosé. I’ll be tweeting about this @bedellcellars wine tonight for #winestudio, so follow along there to see what I thought of this little pink rockstar. #afamishedfoodie #roseallday #wine #wineblogI am not really much of a #pasta girl (sue me. I’m persian and I like my rice). But I will inhale just about anything made with rabbit. This #rabbit ragù was from a recent dinner with the Maryland Food and Wine Society. It had some nice acidity from the tomato, the meat was tender, and the pasta had some great weight to it. A great way to experience Aldo’s for the first time, and a fantastic atmosphere in which to meet the winemaker providing the #wines for the evening. #afamishedfoodie #food #italianfood #baltimoreSometimes you don’t need a fancy glass for your #wine. Sometimes all you need is whatever glass you have on hand, a beach in the background, and friends around. Just finished my blog on @pedroncelliwine and @wowsonoma that will post on Wednesday and wanted to share this photo here first! This shot is of their Friends. White wine so stay tuned for all my thoughts on this easy drinking blend I opened up all the way back in February. #afamishedfoodie #wineblog #winestudio #wineloverI’m not an exceptionally emotional person, but today we lost one of the most important men in my life. Carlo met my dad around the time I was born and he’s been significant to my whole family ever since then. When I was a kid, I loved him and thought we were gonna get married. When I was a moody teenager he kept me occupied for hours at his restaurant and let me vent. As an adult, he always checked in on me and showed the kind of unconditional love one only expects from family. I always felt smart, pretty, and like I could do anything around him. We always used to joke and say that since he had spent as much time with me as my parents, he would have to walk me halfway down the aisle. I’ll always be sorry that will never happen.
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