We had a great night of trick or treating last night. My new friend Elizabeth took me and the boys with her and her son to the good neighborhood for trick or treating. Our neighbors are so great and nice but there aren’t that many so we went up the street to a bigger one. The weather was amazing, no rain and in the mid to upper 50’s. The boys were troopers and got hooked up! There were so many hills that I worked off all my sugar for the day, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. 🙂
Can you believe it’s already November?!?!?!?! I’m so excited for the next couple of months. We’re having our friends over for Thanksgiving and I’m really looking forward to it. It’ll be our first Thanksgiving in this house. My husband is working this weekend to make wainscoting and install it in our dining room and I’m going to be painting. We have a built-in buffet in there that was an older stain color and we did an update on that and I’m so excited to see it all together. Maybe I’ll do a tutorial on the wainscoting once it’s done and show you all the room. What do you think?
Now, we have to start the month off with a yummy drink, right? I love this drink because it’s delicious and it works for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s sweetened with a cranberry simple syrup that is super SIMPLE to make! You see what I did there, huh, huh? 😉 It really is and it’ll keep in the fridge so you can make it ahead of time and and then just pull it out of the fridge when your guests arrive. If you don’t use it all you could always freeze it in an ice cube tray and defrost when you want to make up another drink.
- 1 oz vanilla vodka
- 1 oz Amaretto
- 1 oz. Grand Marnier
- 2 t cranberry simple syrup recipe below
- splash of club soda
- fresh lime juice
- combine vodka, Amaretto and Grand Marnier in a shaker with ice and shake
- pour into a chilled martini glass
- slowly spoon in the cranberry simple syrup so that it sinks to the bottom of the glass
- top off with a squeeze of lime and splash of club soda
- garnish with frozen cranberries
- 1 c. water
- 1 c. sugar
- 12 oz. fresh cranberries frozen
- combine ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over med heat
- lower to a simmer and cook for 5 min
- strain into a bowl pushing on all the cranberries making sure to pop them and get out all the liquid
- set cranberries aside for another recipe
- cool syrup and use in your drinks
- store for up to 1 week in the fridge or freeze in an ice tray
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