Friday, November 3, 2017

Our Coffee and Cocktail Cart Plus Two Fall Drink Recipes

Happy Saturday! I finally feel like our apartment is coming together and I am excited to start to share it with y'all in the near future. But until I get to those we are starting at the one part of our apartment that was set up almost instantly, our coffee cart which has transformed to a coffee and cocktail cart. I've gotten to the point where I drink two cups of coffee before leaving the house in the morning so getting it set up right away is pretty essential. Even more fun than just coffee is the fact that now we've added to our coffee cart making it partially a bar cart as well. 

Since it is one of the first things you see when you walk in we thought it should be a bit more inviting than just a keurig and a bunch of coffee cups strewn about. On the top we do have our keurig but next to that we've got some really awesome painted gold wine glasses that I received as a college graduation gift. Our living room has a lot of gold so the gold accessories on the cart make it look a bit more cohesive. I adore Evelyn Henson and her mugs take up the next shelf on our cart. With the cute sayings and illustrations they are decorative and functional and a great conversation starter. The bottom shelf has been upgraded to our bar cart with Moscow mule mugs, gold initial cups, mixers, and drinks. 

I was recently introduced to a local brand of whiskey from Whiskey Girl which is from the parent company Dark Corner Distillery. I had been in their store front once before during Parent's Weekend and was excited to give it a try. With fall in full swing, my roommates and I have been using their whiskey to test out different recipes to celebrate the season. While I'm definitely not a huge drinker and far from an expert, these twice distilled whiskeys in a variety of flavors have been a fun way to experiment with different cocktails. If you're of drinking age and interested in any recipes for fall keep on scrolling to see our best combinations. 

Spiked Cider

Whiskey Girl Apple & Maple Flavored Whiskey
Spiced Apple Cider (hot or cold!)
Apple Slices 
Cinnamon Sticks

While most people think of pumpkin for fall, apple and maple are equally as suitable. We decided to add a jigger of the whiskey to spiced cider which turned out to be a delicious combination. We ended up trying this combination iced but as the temperatures cool down I can only imagine how refreshing this would be with hot cider as well. We fancied our drink up a bit by adding a cinnamon stick and apple slices to compliment the flavors. 

Honeysuckle & Ginger Cocktail

Whiskey Girl Honeysuckle Whiskey
Ginger Beer

Our next combination is my favorite and it doesn't hurt that it looks festive in a Moscow Mule mug. A jigger of Whiskey Girl's Honeysuckle Whiskey (our favorite one that we've tried) along with ginger beer and ice would be a great cocktail to serve guests or take to a tailgate. We tend to keep our ginger beer on our bar cart since it looks more festive but remembering to put it in the fridge ahead of time makes it even better. 

We are still looking for some fun recipes to try out with Whiskey Girl's Peach & Butterscotch Flavors. So, if you happen to have any ideas definitely send them our way. 

Cheers to your Saturday and what will hopefully be a fun Fall weekend for you! I'd love to hear what you're up to or if you have any yummy cocktail recipes for the season as well. 

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