Happy First Day of Fall...finally!

So even though the calendar has proclaimed it is here...you are probably still feeling like it is summer.  It's okay, plant some mums, make a wreath and of course a nice celebratory sangria is in order.

Apple Cider Sangria

 serves 4-6 (YA RIGHT)


1 bottle (standard size) of pinot grigio
2 1/2 cups fresh apple cider
1 cup club soda
1/2 cup ginger brandy
3 honey crisp apples, chopped
3 pears, chopped


Combine all ingredients together and stir, stir, stir. Refrigerate for an hour or so (or longer!) before serving.

[Regular brandy can also be used, I simply used ginger brandy to give it more autumn flavor.]

This drink is sure to put you in the Autumn mood.  That, and maybe a couple scarecrows.