Monday, September 27, 2010

An Apple Julep a Day

Yesterday the family was over for Ren’s birthday. In years past we’ve had two parties. One for friends and one for family. This year, at her request, we just had the family party. It seems she is already looking ahead to her Sweet 16 and feels we should “skip the friend party this year and save up”. I’m still undecided as to whether this was good news or not.

Anyway, we had a very simple little birthday supper and ended the evening with chocolate cake and ice-cream.

Now, if one were to see my kitchen they would probably think this is the kitchen of someone who loves to cook. Well, looks can be deceiving, my friends. I hate to cook. I don’t guess it’s the actual cooking I hate but rather the preparation and clean-up. If I had someone to stock my pantry with all the needed groceries, etc. and someone to clean-up the mess when it’s over I actual wouldn’t mind it.

So, I’m always on the lookout for an easy recipe. And the easy for this event came in the form of Apple Julep compliments of The Apple Barn's recipe. We had it in addition to sweet tea, of course, and soft drinks.

1 qt. apple juice
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice

garnish with orange slices or apple slices
serve with a sprig of mint

(Serves 6)

Okay, so now I’m craving the Apple Barn. Maybe I can talk John into taking a drive up to Pigeon Forge soon.

Have a great week, ya’ll. It’s a short one for us, as we’ll start our fall break on Friday.

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Lana said...

That drink sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Tyla said...

My pleasure, Lana. I think the next time I make it I will cut the amount of lemon juice in half, though. It tasted a bit more lemony than what I am use to getting at TAB.

DSKgoatiegal said...

The picture of that drink made my mouth water....I can just imagine how it would taste! Thanks for the recipe...Ashley

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

if you come to pigeon forge, you better let me know so we can meet up!

Tyla said...

That would be fun, Kate! It's not looking too good at this point, though. We've only got two week days left of fall break. I had so hoped to drive up to the mountains for a day or two. :<(