October: the month I met a man at my best friend’s wedding and subsequently married him four years later (almost to the day!), the month when the leaves change, when squash and cider are abundant in markets, and when Halloween makes its long-awaited annual appearance in all of its orange, black, green, and purple streaked glory. This just may be my favorite time of year.
I went pumpkin picking today, officially kicking off the season.
When we got home from the farm, I mixed up a cocktail that is so delicious, I don’t even have words to describe it.
When I took my first sip, I praised God and then said, “I can’t STAND it!!” no fewer than 100 times. Then I informed Mark that I would be drinking his portion as well. I have one piece of advice for you, dear reader: head to your local liquor store and purchase the new Stoli Salted Karamel Vodka immediately, if not sooner. I am pretty sure you can mix this with motor oil and it would taste delicious.
Or, preferably, you can use it to make my new favorite fall cocktail:
Salted Caramel Apple Martini
- 1 cup ice
- 1 oz Stoli Salted Karamel Vodka
- 1 oz Gingerbread Liqueur (such as Hiram Walker)
- 3/4 cup apple cider
Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, and then pour contents (straining the ice) into 2 martini glasses. Serve immediately.