Sometimes in autumn we try to find an apple-flavored or fall-themed cocktail for Drink of the Month—like maybe a hot cider spiked with whiskey. But this year, we took a less grown-up approach and tried to find something that screams “fall fun” but is also kid-friendly. That’s why we picked the apple cider slush from Murphy Orchards in Marionville (255 Highway 60, Marionville, 417-258-2353, murphyorchard.com). Every year, the orchard serves up this tasty frozen treat to visitors who have come to love the sweet seasonal tradition. It’s a drink that proves the only thing better than freshly picked apples is an addictive, sippable treat that’s made with those perfect little fruits.