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A PPL E C I DE R W H I SK E Y S M A SH INGREDIENTS: • ½ oz Lemon juice • 4 ½ oz Apple cider • 1 oz Jim Beam bourbon GARNISH: Sliced “I have the luxury of eating fruit” apple MOUTH FEEL: Like a crisp October breeze TASTE: Sweet, like apple pie at Thanksgiving dinner WOULD YOU SMASH? 4/5

3 fall cocktails for immediately after your midterms After you put your pencil down, you’re going to want to pick one of these up By Jessica Stowe, Universit y of Texas at San Antonio Imagine: You just finished fall midterms and are walking around a grocery store. You’re wearing sweatpants, your hair is a mess and you really need a drink. Lucky for you, when it comes to the

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holiday season, one of the best things about being a student is the sheer number of opportunities to celebrate with alcohol. It’s no secret that one of the best methods for getting in the holiday mood is by indulging in silly, over-thetop, “fall inspired” beverages. Ever heard of pumpkin spice? But treating yourself doesn’t have to be about

INGREDIENTS: • 2 oz Cranberry juice • 2 oz Apple cider • 1 oz Jim Beam GARNISH: Chopped “I have bad taste in Bourbon” apple

IN THE MOUTH: Uncomfortably carbonated TASTE: Doesn’t smell sweet, but tastes like adult apple juice WOULD YOU SMASH? 3/5

shoving artificial crap from Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts down your throat. Sometimes the reason for the season is getting painfully plastered on what tastes like a shot of liquor sucked straight from the center of an apple turnover. In order to test some of the more popular winter cocktails, I used mini liquor bottles—playfully called “nips”— to concoct the following three boozy treats for a whopping $0.99 a pop. Each recipe is tailored for a single serving (or if you’re like me, single

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with three cats), but you can easily scale up to make a group punch bowl.

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INGREDIENTS: • ½ oz Lemon juice • 3 oz Cranberry juice • 1 ½ oz Fireball GARNISH: Skewered “I’m too excited for the holidays” cherries

MOUTH FEEL: Like lighting a tiny match on your tongue TASTE: Cinnamon notes are prominent, but the taste is all berry WOULD YOU SMASH? 4/5

Photography via Ian Friedel

// NOVEMBER 2016


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