So I know it's been awhile... I've been crazy busy.  I also know that I've told y'all that like 10 times so from now on I'll just assume that you all know this and won't judge small spurts of absence!  Anywayyy Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it is one of my very favorite holidays.  Turkey, stuffing, PUMPKIN PIE, and seeing the family are on the list of things I'm looking forward to!  So when the first day of Fall rolled around, my good friend Leila asked me if I was going to making any Fall cocktails.  What kind of friend would I be if I didn't oblige this request?!  That's what I thought... So to get a little inspiration, I headed over to the liquor store, where I found these charms:
 
 
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Well, as promised, I made Champagne Cupcakes!  I had promised to make this in the exciting event that I passed the North Carolina Bar Exam, and lucky for you (AND ME!) I passed and made treats for you all to celebrate with me!  One of my favorite cocktails in the world is a Kir Royale.  I discovered this delicious cocktail at Christmas last year and thought that transforming them into a dessert would be an absolute delight! 

I adapted a recipe for Champagne Cupcakes from my friend Yuri of Chef Pandita.  She made lovely champagne cupcakes with lycee for her birthday and I've been dying to make my Kir Royale version, but I was waiting for that letter!  Well I finally got it and it was good news!  I already had a backup plan in case it wasn't (another cocktail) but I'm happy I can share these with you instead!  Now that it's the weekend and I had time to go buy ingredients, I got everything I needed, including champagne and Chambord.
 
 
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Well, the bar exam is finally done!  I finished it...and survived.  Hopefully I passed and will never have to deal with it again.  It was extremely difficult and the entire process was pretty grueling.  I came home and decided to make a cocktail, as promised in my last post.  This cocktail was so light and refreshing but needed a fun name.  I know I'm done with the bar, but does that mean I have to stop making dumb law school jokes and puns? NO? Fantastic!