Bourbon Cider Cocktail

One of my new favorites. I came up with this one, when someone suggested an idea for a new drink. I took a couple ideas from recent cocktails and put them together. Naturally I had to test it out for myself.

  • 1 1/2 oz. Bourbon (I used Bulliet)
  • Ice Cubes.
  • 1 cup of pressed apple cider
  • Lemon squeeze from one wedge
  • Star of Anise (opt)
  • Slice of Fresh Ginger (opt)

Add ice cubes to glass, then add bourbon. Let the bourbon chill for a minute. Add Cider, lemon, Star of Anise and Sliver of Fresh Ginger. The last few items add a lot of flavor to the drink, but in a pinch won’t ruin the cocktail.

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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy Chicken Noodle soup is perfect to make for leftovers. I’ve been eating this soup all week and it’s great with hot sauce. Tapatio is my favorite.

2 teaspoons butter
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
4 (14 ounce) cans chicken or vegetable broth
4 ounces egg noodles or large macaroni (as I used)
2 cups cooked chicken
parsley

Melt butter in large pot. Sauté the celery, carrot and onion for 2 minutes. Add thyme, Italian seasoning, chicken/veggie broth. Bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook on low for 20 minutes. Add in cooked chicken breast last, let cool a little while stirring and sprinkle with parsley.