Cranberry Apple Moscow Mules!

 

Cranberry Apple Moscow Mules

 

Back in the summer I posted a delicious drink called the Kentucky Mule.  This new beverage has been modified to give it a bit more of a Fall feel!  We have a fridge full of apples from our U-Pick adventures and a bunch of fresh cranberries so I figured why not play around and make a yummy Autumn version of this cocktail!?  Introducing the Cranberry Apple Moscow Mule 🙂

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ginger beer
  • 4 oz. Vodka
  • 1/4 cup of Cranberry or Cranberry Apple juice
  • Ice
  • Fresh apples, cranberries & lime for garnish

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Directions:

Fill mule mug (or glass) with ice

Add vodka & your choice of cranberry juice

Pour in your favourite ginger beer

Squeeze fresh lime juice & mix

Garnish with fresh apples & cranberries

Enjoy!

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Not only are these Moscow Mules delicious, but the red and green make it a perfect Christmas cocktail!

Do you have any favourite Fall & Winter cocktails to share? I would love to hear about them!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

German Plum Cake (Pflaumenkuchen)

Happy Monday everyone!  We made this plum cake a few weeks back (twice actually because it got inhaled the first time… lol!)  It is just too good not to share 🙂  Let me know if you have a chance to try it!

My husbands German plum-cake recipe, just like Oma and Opa used to make!

U-Pick Plums
Our U- Pick Plums

Directions:

Start with the simple dough recipe:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup of butter (3/4 a stick)
  • a pinch of salt (1/16 teaspoon)

Mix the above ingredients into a bowl, cutting the butter into small chunks.

  • 1 egg
  • Milk (read below)

In a small measuring cup, crack the egg, and then fill to 1/2 cup with milk. As the size of eggs can vary, it works out roughly to 3 oz of milk. Beat the egg and milk together.

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mixed together to make your dough.

  • 18 – 20 plums (late summer, fall fresh picked Italian Plums) cut into quarters, pit removed.

Spread the dough over a thin cookie sheet. The dough is supposed to be thin, similar to a thick crust pizza. Layer the plum quarters on top, overlapping each row cut side up.

  • Bake at 350 to 360 degrees for an hour, edges should be golden brown

Remove from oven, and let sit for 5 minutes, you’ll notice the plums will start sweating, at that point sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of sugar on top. This adds a nice contrast to the tart of the plums with some sweetness!

Making German Plum Cake (Pflaumenkuchen)

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German Plum Cake (Pflaumenkuchen)

 

This is a really delicious cake and it definitely does not last very long in our house!! Hope you enjoy 🙂

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Sangria Popsicles!

We threw my son’s first birthday party a couple of weekends ago.  I felt that I needed to make my girlfriends something yummy to drink to thank them for coming to celebrate with us on a beautiful, sunny Summer Saturday so I whipped up a big batch of pink sangria.  Being as it was a huge bowl that we were not able to get through, there was a bit leftover so I decided to turn it into “adult popsicles!”

Sangria Ingredients: 

  • Bottle of Wine
  • 3 cups of Vodka
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 4 cups of water (to cut some of the sweetness)
  • 2 cans of lemon Sanpellegrino- I like it to have a bit of fizz
  • 1 frozen can of juice (I used Strawberry Fruitpoia because that is what I had in my freezer!)

(Please remember this made a GIANT punchbowl full of Sangria!)

Directions:

  • Place all of your berries in a bowl & pour vodka overtop (I like to leave my fruit to soak overnight in the fridge)
  • In a large punch bowl (or pitcher) pour in the wine
  • Add fruit mixture & vodka to your bowl
  • Pour in frozen juice, water & sanpellegrino
  • Stir to mix all the yumminess together & enjoy over ice!

I’ve found that sangria will usually keep for up to 48 hours in the fridge, but in this case I had just enough to pour it into 6 popsicle molds…. They were delicious and super simple to make!  The only tricky part was explaining to my children why they couldn’t eat “Mommy’s popsicles”… lol!

Making Sangria Popsicles

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Popsicle Cheers :))

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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