:a wine club for people who like to read.
When we actually get around to discussing the book we go around and rate it on a scale of one to Harry Potter (at least that’s my scale). Because, let’s be real, there is not greater book or series. I am a HP nerd and not ashamed. Then we go back around and explain why we gave it that rating.
I haven’t always been a reader, and neither has Chelsea. When we were about 8, her mom made her take speed reading classes. Yes, we had to leave the pool in the middle of the day and go to her house so she could read. Talk about torture. The worst part was she would drag me with her and I had to wait and watch her read. What?
BFF award goes to me on this one.
I was the September host and chose “Luckiest Girl Alive.” I gave it an eight out of ten, much higher than the majority of the group, which I was surprised by. I found it hilarious and relatable and highly recommend it. I made a killer cheese board, melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookies and this dynamite Apple Cider Sangria.
I didn’t want to go overboard on the pumpkin and fall recipes so I tried to keep a good mix. There is no other food that says the beginning of fall than apples. Which is why I was pumped to serve this cocktail. I made it the day before and let all the fruit marinate in the wine and apple cider for a day. Drunken apples (OMG). I wanted to just eat a bowl of them.
Apple Cider Sangria
- 1 750 ML bottle of Pinot Grigio
- 3 1/2 cups apple cider
- 1 cup orange liquor
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 3 honey crisp apples sliced
- 1 orange peeled and sliced
- 1 peach sliced
- Mix the Pinot Grigio, apple cider, orange liquor, apples, orange and peach in a large pitcher and put in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
- Add club soda right before serving.