I’m raising a glass to today.

 Today really isn’t too terribly important. I’m not making any grand announcements or celebrating events, it’s just me, giving cheers to life. I have a feeling in my body that is akin to how I felt before I jumped out of plane: terror, excitement, and my favorite, “AHHHHH” (because there are no words to describe it).  We (both M and I) are taking leaps but before we do, I’m taking a moment to sit back and let everything sink in.  I am taking extra long walks in the brisk fall morning or relaxing outside in the hammock until the warmth of the noon sun.

Big changes are coming and I only wish I could tell you about them (of course, that would mean I would know all the facts- which isn’t the case).  The new site-lift is just the beginning.  For now, have a drink with me?

 I’m not really a cocktail drinker. I love my wines, craft beers, and the occasional glass of good scotch on the rocks. I’ve had a bottle of gin sitting in my house for awhile now, so I figured it was time to use it.

This drink is a result of two things:  a bunch of pears and apples in my refrigerator and a juicer that rarely is used. My train of thought: I could have fresh juice and even better, I could add booze! The rosemary is optional but adds an extra touch of fall flavor to the drink.

So I’m raising my glass: here’s to big things!  Cheers!


Apple, Pear and Gin Cocktail

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Drink


  • 2 ripe pears
  • 1 green apple
  • 2 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Club soda, optional
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Ice


  1. Remove cores and seeds from pears and apples. Run through juicer and add lemon juice immediately. Shake juice with gin and honey. Pour over ice, add a splash of club soda if desired, and garnish with rosemary sprigs.


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