Can you tell that we’re way in to the back-to-school theme around here? My styleboard from last week had us reminiscing in the office about the first day of classes and that oh-so-important first day outfit. And we’re decidedly jealous of the only adults we know whose lives get to continue on the rhythm of an academic calendar: teachers! Do we have any educators among our readers? If so, today we’re toasting you with this bookish beverage inspired by classroom staples:

 

Ingredients:

  • one bottle of brut rose bubbly
  • natural cane sugar cubes (one per drink)
  •  one bottle of cranapple juice
  •  one can of ginger ale
  • one red apple

Instructions:

To create our “Teacher’s Aid” cocktail mix 1/3 brut rose, 1/3 giner ale, and 1/3 cranapple juice in a champagne flute. Drop one sugar cube into the bottom of the glass and garnish with a slice of red apple. You can soak the apple slice in lemon or lime juice to keep it from browning. Bottoms up, Professors!

16 comments
  1. 1
    apartmentwife | August 21, 2013 at 7:59 am

    so fun. my sister is a teacher, and this would absolutely make her day. a good way to put all those apples to use 🙂

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Yes! Cheers to your sister! We need to celebrate the great teachers in our lives.

      Reply
  2. 2
    aksharav | August 21, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I’m not a teacher but I definitely have some teachers in the family who would appreciate this drink! Looks divine! Can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Akshara
    Simply Akshara

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Thanks, Akshara! We hope you and the teachers in your life can enjoy the drink together soon.

      Reply
  3. 3
    kelsey | August 21, 2013 at 8:53 am

    yummy!
    kw ladies in navy

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Thanks, Kelsey!

      Reply
  4. 4
    D | August 21, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Teacher here, for 30 plus years…now ready to celebrate with
    one of these bubbly “teacher’s aids”!!! Where did you find
    those pretty champagne flutes?

    Reply
  5. 5
    dtown | August 21, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I am a teacher, and can’t wait to try this! Fabulous idea!

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Great! And cheers to YOU, dtown! We hope you have a fabulous school year. 🙂

      Reply
  6. 6
    Marie @ Little Kitchie | August 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I’m a teacher! Today was our first day, and I wouldn’t mind this to celebrate! Sounds delish!

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Wonderful, Marie! And congrats on your first day back. We hope you get a chance to celebrate with this recipe. Cheers!

      Reply
  7. 7
    Sarah | Sarah The Architect | August 22, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Such a cute teacher themed cocktail!! Sounds delicious too!

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Thanks, Sarah!

      Reply
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    Donna A. | August 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    This will be my last year teaching. I plan to retire after 35 years. I think this would be a fitting beginning and ending drink for this year!

    Reply
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