1.5 - 2.0 Oz. Bushmills Irish whiskey or Goslings Black seal rum
5.0 - 5.5 Oz. Apple Cider
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add rum or whiskey and the apple cider. Shake thoroughly (until you feel the shaker turn frosty in your hand) Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Next, dust the top of the drink with powdered cinnamon, add the apple slice garnish and your cinnamon stick then serve.
Thus it is I find myself, year after year, silenced and bored, with absolutely nothing to distract my active mind. A mere cardboard cut-out in an imitation Norman Rockwell diorama, I stare listlessly out a window, counting the long minutes, praying for the day to end. It could be worse to be sure, so I am grateful, just not overly pleased.
There is not much a man can do in such circumstance but have a dram or two. However, even that most enjoyable of pastimes is subject to the dreary, tiring, nature of the day in that you are expected to drink either wine at the dinner table or beer while sitting in the living room. For some strange reason lime green bottles of Heineken appear in the hands of the sweater clad, as they intently watch the light blue team line up in front of the red. It's like a nightmarishly bad beer commercial from the 1980's only without the eye candy of super models. This year is going to be different though, for I this seasonal cocktail recipe for the Autumn Harvest will be sure to please everyone at the gathering.