Dizzy Saturday

22 Oct

Happy Saturday! My weekends are pretty tame these days since I’m still recovering from a broken ankle, so the highlight of the day so far has been watching Cyclone football and doing a little “couch tailgating” with some Dizzy Apple Cider. What’s Dizzy Apple Cider, you say? Well it’s a tasty Fall drink that pairs perfectly with football. I originally found the recipe on one of my fav blogs, Iowa Girl Eats.ย  Here is what you need to know:

Mix two parts apple cider.

Apple Cider

With two parts ginger ale.

Ginger Ale

Plus one part bourbon.


Equals deliciousness:

Dizzy Apple Cider

Now the hubby and I had a (ahem) discussion about the apple cider he bought for this recipe. He says unfiltered apple juice is the same as apple cider. I say, if it’s cider,ย  it should say “cider” on the bottle, but whatever. It is delicious nonetheless.

The bourbon that we used today, while it may have a fun name, is probably not the best bourbon for this recipe. This is one of those times where it pays to buy a decent quality bourbon because the spiciness of the bourbon is important to the “Fallness” of the recipe. Last time we made this drink, we used a $30 bottle of bourbon, but it was SOOOOO delicious that we may or may not have finished off the entire bottle in a matter of four days. Opps! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So we went with a cheaper bottle this time around, but it just wasn’t as good. Today’s life lesson: don’t settle for cheap bourbon. ๐Ÿ™‚

As for my Cyclone football, we were winning when I took the pic below, but unfortunately it didn’t stay that way. Not always easy being a Cyclone fan, but we love cheering for them anyway.

Rigged up the computer to the TV since we didn't get the game in our area.

Now it’s time for the USC vs. Notre Dame. My hubby got his Master’s at USC, so we cheer for them, of course. On a related note, I leave you with this image, which always cracks me up!

You mad bro?

(For those that don’t know, Notre Dame’s Head Coach, Brian Kelly, went a little crazy on national television earlier in the season.)

p.s. If anyone can solve the unfiltered apple juice vs. cider debate, please comment below. ๐Ÿ™‚


6 Responses to “Dizzy Saturday”

  1. Tom Schenden October 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Cool blo Jenifer. Now go get some real bourbon!

  2. Tom Schenden October 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    I meant to say, “cool blog…”

  3. Robyn October 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    What bourbon do you think I should use? I’ve never had it.(lame!) I’m totally drinking these while carving pumpkins tomorrow!

    • cabsanddogs October 29, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

      We used Woodford Reserve (purchased at TJ’s) the first time we made it and that was good. Knob Creek and Maker’s Mark are also good brands.

  4. Dustina January 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    A little behind, I know. Turns out cider is generally less processed apple juice, usually non-pasteurised. It is also made from apples picked earlier in the season because they’re more tart and have a lower sugar content which keeps it from fermenting as quickly.

    • cabsanddogs January 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      Look at you and your cider knowledge, Dustina! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Were you an apple farmer in another life?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: