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News | November 14, 2017

Making your holidays shine + a cider recipe with January Hart Rizzo

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, We've partnered with one of our favorite social influencers, January Hart Rizzo, to come up with some fun entertaining tips for the Holidays this year. These ideas are sure to impress at your Friendsgiving or family gathering. 

For the Holidays, January likes to use her bar cart as a fun way to display all of the yummy pies and desserts (the best part of Thanksgiving, sorry turkey!). All you have to do is pick up a few little decor items from your favorite store, little pumpkins, garland, etc. to give your cart a fun, festive look. 

What's Thanksgiving without a little apple cider. If you’re up for making some yummy cider this season, check out January's recipe below. The best part? It's all done in the slow cooker! #winning

January's tip: adding in one orange makes ALL the difference! 

 


Gifting season is here…

In addition to sharing her holiday tips, January also curated a special collection of Wristology watches. She used our watch builder to craft some watches that matched her sense of style and personality and we just love what she came up with! 

From January: "The quality and price really do make them impressive gifts for all the ladies on your Christmas list. Something else to note: they come presented in a pretty zippered case with a place to store your extra bands for safe keeping. Love that!"

You can check out January's watch collection here. And her blog 


 

Homemade Apple Cider

Make your own apple cider once and you'll never buy the store bought stuff again!

 Serves 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Orange
  • 10 medium Apples (some tart, mostly sweet)
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Ground Clove
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar

Instructions

  1. Wash apples and cut into quarters and place in a large slow cooker. Peel orange and place segments in slow cooker.

  2. Add cinnamon, clove and sugar to slow cooker.

  3. Add just enough water to cover apples.

  4. Cook on low heat for 6-7 hours or on high heat for 4-5 hours. After 7 hours, the fruit will be very soft. Use a large spoon to mash all ingredients up and return to cooking for one more hour.

  5. Slowly strain the contents into a pitcher using a fine mesh sieve. Repeat once again to get rid of any other pulp.

  6. Cider can be served warm or iced.

    Leftover cider will keep well in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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