OctoBrew Thursday: Hocus Pocus’s Green Tea Cider

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to my newest edition of OctoBrew Thursday. Today I come to you with a spin on one of my favorite go-to drinks. All summer I was obsessed with iced green tea lattes. And, also, as a apple cider fanatic, I could wait to see if combining both drinks would taste amazing.

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Inspired by one of my favorite movies, Hocus Pocus, today I brewed a cup of Green Tea Cider a.k.a. Cinnamon Cauldron Cider, which is a matcha green tea cider latte with a dash of cinnamon sugar.

One of my favorite scenes of Hocus Pocus is when Max and Dani go trick-or-treating and they end up at Allison’s house. Of course, we get the talk of yabos and the Sanderson Sisters, but among that conversation, they are sipping some yummy cider. Now I love me a good cup of apple cider, but adding matcha to the brew made my drink the yummiest.

 

Ingredients

  • Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea Latte mix, or you can always use Green tea or your favorite Matcha mix
  • Apple cider
  • Cinnamon sugar

Directions:

  • Warm up your apple cider in your favorite mug
  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the Matcha Green Tea Latte mix and stir it into the hot apple cider
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar to the top of the brew and mix
  • I added a splash of milk to make the brew a little creamier

Drink up, witches!

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Happy October!

 

OctoBrew Thursday: Practical Magic’s Morning Mimosa

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Hi Everyone! It’s finally the month of all things Hallowe’en, which I personally love to fill with atmospheric reads, watching witchy movies, and drinking autumnal beverages. Today I come to you with a classic beverage that I shared in a past guest post for “Fortnight of Fright” two years ago. This drink is quick and simple to make. And it tastes amazing.

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One of the most iconic movie scenes of Practical Magic is the Midnight Margaritas dance party shared between the Owens’ women. But instead of being a traditionalist and creating a Midnight Margarita, I went with an brunch beverage. This would go so well with the pancakes that Gary can flip in the air. I call it the Morning Mimosa.

How amazing would it be to put together the most two simple ingredients together, champagne and orange juice, and then sit back and watch the two Owen sisters mess around with magic and the fate of love on the big screen. 

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Ingredients and directions:
Pour your favorite champagne in a glass with equal parts orange juice. YUM!

And if you don’t drink champagne, you can always create an non-alcoholic alternative with carbonated mineral water or seltzer, like Perrier L’Orange flavored drink.

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Happy October!

 

Top 5 Tuesday: Books with Magic

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Bionic Book Worm

Today’s topic: Top 5 Books with Magic

Feel free to click on the photograph to be linked to the book’s/series’ Goodread’s page.

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What are your top books with magic?

Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Want to Reread

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Bionic Book Worm

Today’s topic: Top 5 Books I Want to Reread

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Before I started blogging, I remember reading Fangirl and loving it. I adored the romance aspect and I was ecstatic that it took place in a college setting.

IMG_8191I was so afraid that I wasn’t going to love this book as much as everyone else raved about it. But I am so glad I pushed myself to read it last year, and I’m excited to give Scorpio Races a reread this autumn (it’s definitely an autumnal read). 

IMG_8192Fantasy is one of my favorite genres to read, and The Storyspinner did not disappoint in that category. I read this book a few years ago, and I would love to dive back into it someday. 

IMG_8193This fall I am planning to reread a few of my favorite witchy and horror books. Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies, and I am looking forward to diving back into the book again (it’s probably been over 10 years since I read it) and possibly doing a comparison post on the differences between the book and the movie.

IMG_8194You probably know by now, because I never shut up about it, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE A Million Junes by Emily Henry. And when I finally do a reread, I cannot wait to swoon and laugh and cry; this book has all the feels!

What are some books you want to reread?

W…W…W…Wednesday: 10/12/2016

W…W…W…Wednesday

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W…W…W…Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words and includes Three Ws:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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I love books about witches, and so far I am currently loving How to Hang a Witch. More importantly, this book is set in Salem, Massachusetts and I am a huge Salem Witch Trials fanatic!!!

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

17333174I love this series, and I hate that I devour the newest releases in less than a day, because afterwards, I always want more Kate and Curran. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

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To keep up with Fall reads, I am going to reread Practical Magic and then a rewatch of the movie soon. 

What does your own W…W…W…Wednesday look like?