The temperature is noticeably cooler (38 degrees F this morning!) and the trees in the neighborhood are changing color. Fall is here and I’m ready for it. On my first day back from vacation, I went to the cider mill and picked up apple cider and fresh cinnamon and sugar doughnuts. I just had to. When I told Marc I bought doughnuts and cider, he was even more excited than expected because he had just passed the cider mill on his way home. The scent of fresh doughnuts being made was still on his mind.
Later, I took a walk on the trail and looked for the most beautiful fall tree. My favorite tree is still in transition. Its branches are half green and half bursting with bright orange leaves. My closet is still in transition, too. I haven’t pulled out my sweaters or shoes appropriate for cool weather. I wanted to wear argyle knee-high socks today and that led to a shoe hunt. It was worth it, though.
This is the kind of drink for those of us in transition. Ice cold, the apple cider tastes like biting into a freshly picked apple from a fall orchard. The aged bourbon adds a warm, caramel flavor. With just a pop of lemon, you’re ready to drink to fall.