Apple Picking At B.J. Reece Orchards | Ellijay, GA

Last month my parents were in town from Ohio. I was really happy to see them. I always enjoy their visits. My daughter really enjoys their visits especially the goodies that usually comes with them.

On this visit we were able to take a trip up to Elijay, Ga. Our destination, B.J. Reece Apple Orchards. Yes! It’s apple picking season! When I was a kid, every fall my parents would take my brother and I apple picking. We would return home with a bushel of delicious freshly picked apples. With these apples, my mother would make everything under the sun. There’s nothing like an apple pie made with fresh apples straight from the orchard. Mmmm. My favorite time of the year!

As many times my parents have been here to visit, we have never been apple picking. Mostly because they usually come in the Spring. So this visit I really wanted to take them. The weather was absolutely beautiful! Perfect weather for apple picking!

After filling our bags up with apples, we headed to the orchard store, where they had all kinds of apple treats. Their most popular, the fried apple pie. So good! My Dad picked up a bag of boiled peanuts that were devoured before we even left. They were real tasty!

So here I am weeks later with 3 apples left. Between just eating them and my daughter baking all kinds of pastries, the apples have dwendle down. I knew I wanted to make a cocktail out of a couple and that I did. I was having a very challenging week so it was much needed at that moment. I had some ginger root and some bourbon. Sounds like a good cocktail to me!

Apple Bourbon Ginger Happiness

Juice of 3 apples

Juice of 1 inch of fresh ginger root

1 oz favorite bourbon ( or more depending on your day)

Pinch of cinnamon

Juice apples and ginger root in a juicer.

In a shaker combine juice, bourbon, cinnamon, and ice.

Shake! Shake! Shake!

Pour into glass.


Drink Responsibly!

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