Cool, autumn night. Rain gently hitting the roof. The fire long extinguished outside, but the warmth of new friendships just beginning inside. For those who have never experienced the atmosphere of a bed and breakfast there is no better time than a cold, wet night conversing around the table with strangers who will soon be friends. No great evening meal this Halloween night, but thanks to the internet and Charlie’s mixing abilities we had the perfect drink. For those of you who missed out, here the Pumpkin Spice Punch Recipe!! Great for all those apples picked at the various apple festivals. Enjoy!! Where there is wine, there is a way!
Pumpkin Spice Punch Reicpe
• 2 honeycrisp apples
• 2 pears
• 1 orange
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1/4 cup honey
• 1/4 cup brown sugar, or more to taste
• 1 cup bourbon
• 3 cups apple cider
• 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 2 bottles pinot grigio, chilled
• 1 pumpkin, for serving (optional)
Thinly slice apples, pears and oranges lengthwise, then place in a large bowl. Coat with lemon juice to prevent browning. Add honey, brown sugar, bourbon, apple cider and pumpkin pie spice, stirring gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours, or overnight. Top with chilled pinot grigio and serve.