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Tequila Apple Pie Cocktail by Julia Walck

Apple Pie Cocktails | Julia Walck

Headed to a Friendsgiving this afternoon and am bringing this cocktail that tastes like apple pie in a cup 🍎I thought I'd share the recipe with you here!

TEQUILA APPLE PIE COCKTAIL

Ingredients:

1 3/4 oz. Nonalcoholic Apple Cider

1/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Agave Nectar

1 1/2 oz. Tequila

1/4 tsp. Cinnamon Powder

Instructions:

  • Combine in a shaker… and shake.

  • Double strain over ice.

  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Apple Pie Cocktails | Julia Walck

Cheers!

(More) Digital Collages by Julia Walck

"That's the Spirit!"

"That's the Spirit!"

I told you this whole collage thing would get out of hand, (in a good way!). Here's a roundup of some collages from the past couple of weeks. 

"The Word on Everyone's Lips"

"The Word on Everyone's Lips"

Fun tidbit, "The Word on Everyone's Lips" is made up of over 105 different lips!

"Social Butterflies"

"Social Butterflies"

"Bouquet"

"Bouquet"

"Get a Leg Up"

"Get a Leg Up"

PRINTS AVAILABLE!

Click here for prints of "That's the Spirit!"

Click here for prints of "The Word on Everyone's Lips"

Click here for prints of "Social Butterflies"

Click here for prints of "Bouquet"

Click here for prints of "Get a Leg Up"

The Perfect Red Sangria (re-imagined) by Julia Walck

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Sometimes I dream about the perfect red sangria (paired with parmesan truffle fries) from Eat Chow. Every once in a while I drive down to Newport Beach just to eat here and then drive back up to LA. Yeah, it's that good

Obviously I can't keep that up forever so I decided to re-create the perfect red sangria at home... and it's pretty darn close. 

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THE PERFECT RED SANGRIA (re-imagined)

Ingredients:

1 bottle red wine (we used Ménage a Trois Cabernet Sauvignon)

1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine (we used André Brut Champagne)

1/2 cup blackberries

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup raspberries

1 1/2 oranges, plus more for garnish

3 (or so) fresh mint clusters to soak, and some to garnish

Instructions:

  • Cut the oranges into thin, circular slices. 
     
  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, (could even be a pasta pot), throw in all of the fruit and mint.
     
  • Pour in the red wine and pop it in the fridge to soak overnight (we let ours soak for 2!). 
     
  • Before serving, add the champagne and mix. Top it off with orange wedges and mint sprigs. 

Cheers! 

Late to the Party | Fourth of July Weekend by Julia Walck

It's crazy to think that the Fourth of July is already a week past, and July is already almost half gone! Fourth of July weekend was a long one, and we jam-packed a ton of stuff in. 

We explored a bit of Highland Park that Saturday, starting with some pizza at TOWN, and then headed across the street to Block Party Highland Park. After just having our lunch, we came to find out you can bring your own grub to BPHP! Man! Next time...

I got a blackberry champagne snow cone that tasted like heaven, and kicked everyone's asses at shuffleboard. That's right, this place is awesome. 

Block Party also has a spicy Michelada (like a Bloody Mary but with beer instead of vodka), and they pair it with a popsicle!

Afterwards we went to Scoops and got some ice cream then went to a piñata store on the corner. Where I bought this massive pineapple. I dub it the piñe-ata! 

We walked to Shop Class where I bought some vintage stir sticks, stopped at Highland Park Brewery for another beer and a very frustrating game which was something along the lines of, "get this ring on a string on that hook over there". 

Button Mash, a video game bar in Echo Park was our next stop. Sidenote: the wallpaper in Button Mash was designed by Joseph Harmon, and it's one of my new favorite things. The color is so good and it's just so damn quirky! 

After a lot of pinball and Frogger, we headed to a vegan burger place at a Whole Foods in Silverlake, then somehow ended up at a pool hall. 

And that was just my Saturday....

The summarized version of our Sunday consisted of Smorgasburg in DTLA, beers + Connect Four at Angel City, beers + skee-ball + cornhole at Arts District Brewery, and drunk karaoke to the White Stripes at the Ace

The Fourth of July was filled with family and fireworks. Then to end it, a 2 and 1/2 hour drive back to LA.  #FREEDOM

Gummy Bear Sangria?! by Julia Walck

Caught myself daydreaming about this gummy bear sangria right now. I made this a while ago, and have a hankering to do it again real soon!

This recipe is from My Name is Yeh and was too yummy not to share! Here's a recap below. 

Gummy Bear Sangria

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups gummy bears

1 1/2 cups vodka (or go crazy, I don't judge)

1 bottle white wine

1 cups apple juice

1/2 cup to 1 cup fizzy water

2 large apples, sliced

1 lime, sliced, plus more for garnish

Instructions:

Grab a jar and pour in the bears. Save a couple to make cute little skewers when serving. Cover the gummy bears in vodka, cover the container and soak ‘em at room temp. overnight. (Or at least 8 hours)

Pour your vodka into another jar, and separate the gummy bears. (I saved my gummy-bear-soaked vodka, and it turned to jello. Jello! Gummy bear flavored JELLO. I could literally turn the mason jar upside down and the vodka wouldn't even budge).

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Add ice or chill before serving. Top it off with some lime slices and gummy bear skewers! 

PS: These lil' glasses that are pictured, I got the set of 8 at a garage sale for $5. And that "Cheers" pitcher? Goodwill for $5! Thrifting for the win.