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It has been fun to mix up different cocktails at happy hour for my Uncle, who is visiting from New Zealand. Here are a couple of the recent libations we have enjoyed. With the warmth of the bourbon and the addition of the apple cider, they are both great for fall!! Perfect for a quiet night at home, or to share with friends!!


4 tablespoons bourbon
juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon peach schnapps
2 tablespoons club soda
3 to 4 dashes of bitters

Combine first 4 ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice. Cover with lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain bourbon mixture into a glass filled with ice, top with club soda and bitters.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living, July 2012
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2 limes, cut into eighths
2 tablespoons sugar
4 threads saffron
1 cup vodka
apple cider
In a pitcher, muddle the limes, sugar and saffron. Stir in the vodka. Cover and let sit for 2 hours.
Fill 2 glasses with ice and strain in the mixture, top with apple cider.
Recipe adapted from Every Day with Rachael Ray, April 2011