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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!

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! 

The Museum of Ice Cream by Julia Walck

On Monday night I jumped into a pool filled with sprinkles, received a call from Seth Rogen on an "ice cream hotline" and ate a lot of delicious ice cream. 

Where was I, you ask? A pop-up exhibition in the Los Angeles Arts District called The Museum of Ice Cream.

The plastic sprinkles from the pool somehow lingered on you long after leaving. I found one when I was washing my hair the next morning. 

And if you're wondering how to find the entrance to the Museum of Ice Cream, the trail of sprinkles lining the ground will most certainly give it away. 

Unfortunately, you don't really learn anything about ice cream here... but you do get to eat some. 

Pictured above is charcoal infused cookie dough. Mmm. 

This place is an Instagram-machine. There's not a single area dubbed unworthy of a photo, and I think that's kind of the point. 

The pun game was real strong in the California room. I think Vanessa Fudgens takes the cake, or um, ice cream in this case?

Spongy pink pancakes sandwiching a vanilla scoop of ice cream? OK. 

Loved all the colors in this room! 

It's not too often you say this after visiting a museum, but I think I need to hit the gym now.

Poppy Fields | Places to Go by Julia Walck

On Sunday, Emily and I drove out to Lancaster to see the poppy fields. We left LA at 6am and man am I glad we did. It was already very crowded when we showed up to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve at 7:30am. 

Oh! I have pink hair again!

We hiked around the poppy fields for a couple of hours and headed out to explore the open roads around us and found more spots to shot. 

It was about 9:40am now. The parking lot at the poppy fields was at capacity and a herd of people were walking up from their cars parked on road below. 

I had a lot of fun playing around with scenic reflections in these mirrors! I found them at Goodwill a few days before our trip out to the poppy fields. 

I Windexed this full length mirror on the side of the road and it was probably my favorite moment from that day. That and the fact that I was hiking around with Windex in my backpack.

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Shoutout to Emily Sarpolus for putting up with my early morning adventures!

Tongue in Cheek | A Photo Series by Julia Walck

Things got cheeky this weekend with a little photo series I shot titled "Tongue in Cheek" 👅

Using various confetti and craft items from around the house I styled and shot them on Emily's tongue. (You might call me a confetti connoisseur). 

It got real weird but really fun. Here's some of my favorite shots. 

*no confetti or googley eyes were swallowed during this photoshoot.

Shoutout to Emily Sarpolus for her help on this.