Since Fall began, and finally decided to bring the cool weather with it this past weekend, I decided to go with a delicious fall cocktail. Thanks to a good friend, I’m able to share this yummy recipe! 😉 It was actually featured in Southern Living this month, as well. Hope y’all enjoy it!
“A blanc de noirs, with its fruity, hint of vanilla flavor, is a great sparkling wine choice for this recipe. We also suggest using Lady or Gala apples.”
Yield: Makes 7 cups Total: 8 hours, 15 minutes
- 1 Bartlett pear
- 3 small apples
- 3 fresh plums, cut into wedges
- 1/2 cup cane syrup
- 2 (4-inch) rosemary sprigs
- 1 vanilla bean, split
- 1 (750-milliliter) bottle Chianti
- 1 (750-milliliter) bottle sparkling white wine, chilled
- Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs
- 1. Cut pear lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices, cutting from stem end through the bottom. Cut apples crosswise into 1/4-inch slices.
- 2. Stir together pear, apples, plums, and next 3 ingredients in a 3-qt. glass container until fruit is coated. Gradually stir in Chianti. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.
- 3. Stir in sparkling white wine just before serving. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
Also, has anyone read the new book, Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style? It just came out this week, and I had pre-ordered it awhile ago, so it’s on its way to me now. Lilly Pulitzer wrote the foreword in Preppy, so I’m looking forward to reading what she said, as well. If you read the book, let me know what you think.
Habitually Chic writes “…first definitive and in-depth volume on preppy fashion, exploring its evolution from its pragmatic origins and presence on elite Eastern campuses in America to its profound influence internationally and metamorphosis on the runway…”
I’ll let you know what I think of it…but I STILL haven’t finished The Help! Can you believe it? I NEED to stop playing around on my iPad during the nighttime feedings, and finish my book!