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5 Boozy Beverage Recipes to Put Rebels in an October Mood

October is a month for snuggling and for getting spooky (unfortunately, sometimes these two things occur at the same time) and The Black Sheep can confirm that all things are better with booze. We at The Black Sheep have collected the very finest of autumn beverages to put you in that October state of mind.

5.) Apple Cinnamon Fall Sangria:
Impress your friends while also getting rid of your shit booze.

You’ll Need:

  • 6 Gala apples
  • 3 pears
  • 750mL of Fireball
  • 1 bottle of cheap ass Pinot Grigio
  • 64oz bottled apple cider
  • 1 liter club soda
  • Cinnamon sticks to garnish (because you fancy AF)

Dice apples and pears into small cubes. Place them in a bowl or jar and pour in the Fireball. Cover and let it all soak in for 2 hours. Pour in wine, apple cider, and club soda. Stir that shit real good. Serve over ice and garnish with your fancy cinnamon stick.

4.) Drunken Pumpkin Spice Latte (aka White Girl Wasted):
Because getting white girl wasted is frowned upon at Starbucks.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup RumChata
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin pie vodka
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

Add the sugar and cinnamon to the hot coffee and stir until dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Serve warm or over ice (dependent on whether or not you’re a frigid bitch). Top with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.

3.) Slow Cooker Spiced Wine:
Now, we’re about to get real Martha Stewart up in here. If you’re feeling classy or ambitious, this slightly-more-advanced-but-we-believe-in-you spiced wine recipe is perfect for warming up on a chilly evening.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 bottle of red wine (we like a good Merlot, but the aim is to choose something fruity but not too sweet.)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole star anise (Google it)
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • Orange slices and cinnamon sticks to garnish that shit.

Add wine, cider, honey, orange zest, and orange juice to a 3-quart slow cooker. Stir to combine. Add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and anise (because we like it hot and spicy). Cook on low until warm (should take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on if you bought a shit slow cooker). Stir in the brandy. Put that shit in a mug, garnish that shit, and serve.

2.) Witches Brew Cocktail:
Get spooky with this bewitching blue brew.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao
  • Juice of one lime
  • Black sugar to garnish the glass

Pour equal portions of alcohol into a shaker over cracked ice. Shake, then strain into chilled martini glass that has been rimmed with black sugar (or whatever container you have in your apartment. Let’s be real, how many of us actually own martini glasses).

1.) Green Grog:
It’s green. It’s sweet and sour. It’ll knock you on your ass. Perfect Halloween party punch.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cans frozen limeade concentrate
  • 2 cans frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 2 liters of Sprite
  • 1 bottle of rum (Recommended: Bacardi light)
  • 2 quarts lime sherbet

In a large serving bowl (cauldron?), combine limeade, lemonade, and Sprite. Stir in enough rum to soothe your wounds. Mix in the lime sherbet.

Stay thirsty, Rebels! Stay thirsty. 


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