October 29, 2011

Old Crow Apple Pie

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Ohhhhhh Happy Vacation!!!!

Currently Paul and I are on vacation at a destination unknown {yet} enjoying the fresh air, wine tastings, amazing food {maple syrup}, horseback riding and of course... the first SNOW!
To better explain my true excitement, let me give you a little background. Paul and I have been dating for over 3 years, basically ever since the day he got back from his 2nd tour in Iraq. Since that time we have had so much fun, met some amazing people and of course have grown stronger and more connected each and every day in our relationship.

Well, what doesn't come with that story is that other that visiting a good friends house in Maine... we have NEVER been on vacation together. Now growing up my family and I didn't go on too many vacations away to begin with. In later years we started to make a habit of going to the Cape each year which was always the highlight of the summer. My family has always been the type to be happy and blessed with no matter what were given as long as we're together.

Paul and I were able to sneak away last winter to our friends Maine house as you might remember from my Eat.Play.Love.Maine post almost a year ago. It was such a great time however in the mist of all our fun, we almost had to leave a day early {which would have made our 'vacation trip' only 24 hours long} because there was huge snow predicted for CT and Paul has a large plow route he couldn't neglect. Luckly all worked out and we were able to stay two nights in Maine, the girls got to go shopping and we made snow angels on the lake. {YES}

Well on top of Paul and I's track record of a 2 night vacation, we have also had 11 weddings this year. Each and every one was a dear friend of ours and we wouldn't have missed them for the world, great time and great memories...but with all those good times, late nights and wedding shots came the price of not getting away to spend some time just the two of us.

Don't get me wrong, we had such an amazing summer, party after party and with 11 weddings, it's defiantly a summer for the books... Paul and I are never bashful when it comes time to break out some serious moves on the dance floor, break it down and have a blast.

{He just discovered "The Bernie" from 'Weekend at Bernie's' and seriously I can not look at him without breaking out laughing so hard. Imagine Mr.6'5" rocking the 'Bernie'... it's too much}.

Unfortunately, with actually 14 wedding invitations, some overlapped and some we had to split up for... which coincidentally was the wedding that was a 'destination' at a breathtaking inn in Vermont in which Paul and I were in the wedding parties on the same day so I went date-in-arms with my best friend!!!
I am giving all this background information and building hype for my excitement because as you sit hear and read this....

We were asked to go to Vermont this weekend for a 3 night/4 day getaway in a 3 bedroom lodge for a relaxing, stress-free weekend of fun, fun, fun. {and you better believe we are taking it}

While I am sure at this moment I am at least two or three wine tastings in and have already devoured something phenomenal that I am sure to blog about later... I preemptively prepared something equally as fabulous to share with you all while I am away. 
This past week was a long and rough week for me so when I finally got home Thursday night after work and after packing and after setting the puppies up at my mothers... I sat down to this sweet sip of heaven. I had recently bought a bottle of Apple Pie Liquor, knowing it would be fabulous, and was dabbling with what to do with it. Well, the college bar tending light bulb went off and I did a little mixing.

This was an excellent ladies version of a man's 'scotch' hour...when you sit around with your cigars and talk about who knows what. 

Well welcome to ladies hour... where the apple pie whiskey and conversation never ends. This was a perfect and of night cocktail with all the flavors of fall. The Apple Pie mixed with the whiskey are a beautiful blend that you should absolutely try.

Have a great weekend and see you when I get back!!
Old Crow Apple Pie
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeño


1 ounce(s) 
Old Crow Kentucky Whiskey
1/4 ounce(s) Apple Pie Liqueur (I used Travis Hasse's Apple Pie Liqueur)
Apple slice, garnish
1/2 cinnamon stick, garnish

Add Old Crow Kentucky Whiskey and Apple Pie Liqueur to a shaker.
Shake with ice and pour into a small rocks glass. Add additional ice to keep chill.

Garnish with apple slice and half a cinnamon stick.
Helloooooo Vermont!



Ann said...

Have a GREAT vacation! The drink looks fantastic and I hope you take a TON of pictures to share!

Moogie said...

Super post!!! Your photos are fabulous. And the drink recipe is one to add to my Halloween menu.

Krista said...

Yum!!! I think many parents could use this to get through Halloween!!!! Lol Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week!

Autumn@Good Eats Girl said...

Have a wonderful vacation! Can't wait to hear all about it!