Celebrate Oktoberfest with Our Sparkling Pumpkin Cider Beertail!
It’s the first week of October, but Oktoberfest is almost over! Celebrate the last weekend of this worldwide beerfest by creating a autumnal beer-tail. Not only is this delicious, but it’s a great way to use those pumpkin ales guests inevitably bring to your house all October long.
Ingredients (makes 4 glasses)
– 3 bottles of Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale
– 1/2 bottle Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider
– 4 cinnamon sticks
– 4 lemon wedges
– a sprinkle of cinnamon
A cocktail with two key ingredients and three garnishes is the way we like it here at Brit + Co.
Start with a cinnamon stick. Place one in each glass or, in our case, each mismatched mason jar. Next, pour Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale until the glass is about three quarters full. Next, add your cider. You want a little bit of foam so don’t worry about extra bubbles.
Squeeze a little bit of lemon on top and place wedges on each glass for garnish.
Last, add a sprinkle of cinnamon on the top! This brings the cinnamon aroma right into your nose as you take your first sip. Mmmm.
And that’s all!
If you’re more of a cider lover, pour more cider. Love the pumpkin beer, go for more of that! This recipe is a play on the traditional Shandy, a summer cocktail that combines beer with sparkling lemonade, cider, or ginger ale. It’s also known as a Snakebite.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!