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Apple Pie Whiskey

Well, now that I’ve got your attention… This is exactly what it sounds like. Apple pie? Good. Whiskey? Good. Together? Fantastic. I was in the mood for a wintry drink and rediscovered my affinity for whiskey when I was nursing a cold a few weeks ago and, at the suggestion of friends that probably drink too much, treated it with hotty toddys.  This is simple. You need: 1 Apple 6 Cinnamon Sticks 2 Vanilla Beans 3 Cups Bourbon Whiskey 1 Quart Glass Mason Jar (or other airtight container) Slice and core your apple and throw it in the jar. Follow it up with cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans. Pour over whiskey. That’s the easy part.  Put it on the booze shelf and wait 10-15 days.  I’ve just been enjoying it chilled, with a cinnamon sugar rim to sip on (and by sip, I mean consumed in one single “sip”). Be brave, use it in your favorite whiskey cocktails.  Embrace winter. 86 proof helps.   

Glutenberg Blonde

Beer. Ohhhh how I miss you. This past weekend I was at my old ‘local’ liquor store and decided to peruse the gluten free beer section. Just shy of two years ago when I went gluten free, there were limited choices that ranged from awful to decent, but nothing that was too reminiscent of BEER. It was more of a cross between a bitter IPA and sake. Some of it really wasn’t bad, but none of it was drink-in-the-sun-out-of-a-solo-cup beer. I’ve tried them all. Some are great, some are… well, after you try them you may reconsider whether getting boozed up is worth it. Glutenberg is my most recent discovery, and easily one of the best I’ve found. I grabbed a 4 pack of the blonde and was super excited about finding something in a can. It’s funny, when all you drank was crappy beer in college, finally being able to afford something in a bottle was a big deal. Since the good ol’ Bud Light standby has been taken from me, all I’ve wanted …