Once October hits I have entertaining on the brain. From Halloween parties, Friendsgivings, and Holiday festivities our social calendars fill up quickly. Unlike wedding season where at some point you have fewer weddings to attend as you get older, holiday season is an annual event throughout life.

When we host people at our home, typically Friendsgiving, I like to do a mixed drink and a wine. Now I will say I always have a small selection of liquor and beer on hand for those who prefer something neat or frosty, but overall a cocktail and wine will do perfectly.

One of my favorite drinks is the Moscow Mule. When we go to restaurants if there is a Moscow Mule or gnocchi on a menu you can be sure I will be ordering it! For this Mule I found a great recipe that incorporates apples, which are very much in season right now.


  • 2 Shots Hard Apple Cider
  • 2 Shots Ginger Beer
  • 1 Shot Vodka
  • 2-3 Apple Slices, for garnish
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick, for garnish

— Thinly slice 1 apple, spearing 2-3 together with a toothpick

— Combine in shaker Hard Apple Cider, Ginger Beer, and Vodka shake and more over copper cup with ice

— Garnish with toothpicked Apple Slices and Cinnamon Stick

Serves: 1