The Windfall is named for the apples gathered from the ground- the best of which are destined for apple cider and apple wine- two of my favorite beverages.

There's a chill in the air here that signals Fall and Winter's encroach, but for now, let's settle into Fall. Cozying up to a smoky wood fire surrounded by the rich jewel tones of the changing scenery, apple orchards, family gatherings, sweater season- could there be a better time of year?  Well, Christmas, but that can wait.  For now, Fall, you've got the stage.

This cocktail is slightly bitter.  So, if you're tired of sicky-sweet cocktails hailing from the heyday of the Appletini, you'll find this drink to be a refreshing change.  Campari lends it's herbaceous red tinge to this Apple Cider and vodka cocktail.  Lemon, spices, and dash of bitters finishes it off.
makes: one
takes: five minutes, tops, then sip it slow 

5 oz. Apple Cider
1 oz. Vodka (pepper vodka is great here if you're feeling adventurous)
1 oz. Campari
dash of lemon juice
dash of aromatic bitters
pinch of cloves
pinch of cinnamon
garnish with an apple or peach slice

In a tall glass or a copper mug (if you have it), place 3-4 ice cubes.  Pour in Apple Cider, vodka, and Campari.  Top with lemon juice, bitters, and spices.  Stir to mix.  Garnish with an apple slice if you're feeling fancy.

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