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Halloween festivities are an all-night affair, so get it started with a little caffeine kick! Perfect for fall, the Cappuccino Sausalito is a deliciously rich blend of coffee, cocoa, cream, and amaretto. And depending on how much fun you have this Halloween, you may find yourself pouring a cup (or two) the next morning…

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 1)

1/2 oz Amaretto Liqueur
1/2 oz Kahlua Liqueur
1/2 cup Coffee
1/2 cup Hot Cocoa
Whipped Cream

HOW TO MAKE

Mix liqueur, coffee, and hot cocoa in a coffee mug. Garnish with a snowy mountain of whipped cream. Enjoy~

If you’re going to have a Halloween party, you’re going to need a Halloween drink. Go full-spooky with this Blood Red Apple cocktail, served in an adorably festive apple tumbler. It’s really simple too, so it’s especially perfect if you need a quick cocktail for your upcoming sinister shindig.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 1)

2 oz apple cider
2 oz rum
1 tsp grenadine or maraschino cherry syrup
1 large apple
1 lemon
ice

HOW TO MAKE

To create the apple tumbler/cup the drink will be served in, take a large apple and horizontally cut the smallest, level portion possible from the bottom of the apple so that the apple will sit flat (careful not to cut too much, or the drink will seep through the bottom). Cut from the top as well, making sure that the cut will create the widest opening for the cup. Scoop out the core and the insides of the apple, and squeeze a lemon over the exposed fruit to ensure the color does not turn.

Pour all liquid ingredients into a separate mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until well mixed and chilled, and then pour into the apple tumbler. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve.

Hosting a Halloween party? Looking for a simple cocktail to serve to your spooky guests? Well, look no further, because it’s scary how easy it is to make this Supernatural Sangria.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
serves 4-6

1 Bottle of red wine
2 Cups ginger ale
1 Orange cut into wedges or circles
1 Lemon cut into wedges or circles
1 Apple cut into wedges or circles
1/4 Cup sugar
A few drops of grenadine syrup
Cinnamon sticks for garnish
Ice

HOW TO MAKE

Squeeze the juice from the lemon and orange wedges into a large pitcher and pour in the wine. Add the fruit wedges and sugar. Chill overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Add ginger ale, grenadine syrup, and ice just before serving. Enjoy!

The thirst isn’t always strong and sometimes knocking back a few isn’t what you’re looking for. Scale it back bit and sip on something warm like this deliciously invigorating Pumpkin Spice Hot Toddy. Super easy to make and perfect for when the weather gets a little nippy: you’ll love having this simple drink around for relaxing autumn evenings.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

2 ounces brandy
6 ounces hot brewed pumpkin spice tea
1 teaspoon honey

HOW TO MAKE

Combine ingredients in a mug, give it a stir, and enjoy.

It was officially National Cherries Jubilee Day yesterday, so we’re kind of obligated to feature a cherry inspired cocktail for this week’s edition of Thirsty Thursday. And you know what? That works absolutely perfectly for us. <3

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 2)

2 oz vodka
1 oz grenadine syrup
1 can of 7up

HOW TO MAKE

Fill two tall glasses with ice.

Pour vodka and grenadine in a large glass or shaker; shake or stir well to combine. Pour mixture over the ice into the two tall glasses and top off with 7up.

Garnish with as many maraschino cherries as you’d like, and enjoy!

Allspice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks…sure signs of the new season! Summer is officially almost over and we can’t wait to switch gears to full-on fall, and what better way to transition than to share a wonderfully warm and inviting Fall Sangria?

Delicious and perfect for get-togethers: this spiced cocktail is perfect with autumn reds. Be sure to pair with new fall styles!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 4)

1 bottle of pinot grigio
3 cups apple cider
1 cup club soda
1/4 cup bourbon

4 cinnamon sticks
1/2 tbsp whole allspice (placed in a tea infuser)
1/2 tbsp whole cloves (placed in a tea infuser)
3 honeycrisp apples, chopped
3 pears, chopped

HOW TO MAKE

Mix all liquid ingredients together in a large pitcher and stir until well blended. Drop in cinnamon sticks, tea infuser with spices, and fruit; give it a few stirs and then refrigerate for several hours or, preferably, overnight.

Stir once before serving and garnish glasses with optional cinnamon sticks and orange slices. Cheers!

Let’s forget about the stigma surrounding this more-than-a-century-old drink: the Daiquiri is still one of the simplest, most refined cocktails to ever be enjoyed worldwide. Who wouldn’t enjoy the blended, blissful simplicity of its sweet, sour, and fruity flavors? Recent generations may have grown weary of flimsy packets of Daiquiri premixes, but a Daiquiri done right is something to behold. So behold: here’s our delicious take on the Daiquiri.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 2)

1 cup pitted cherries
3 tablespoons of lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
2 ounces rum
2 ounces cherry liqueur
2 cups ice

HOW TO MAKE

Add all ingredients into a blender and thoroughly blend on pulse, then blend on high until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with a slice of lime and/or maraschino cherries. Serve immediately.

More than what we’re sipping, the best part of having a drink with friends is the get-together. The wine we have and the spirits we savor are second to the stories we tell and the laughter we share. But we can still enjoy a little drink here and there, so here’s our take on everyone’s favorite social drink: the sangria. Make a batch and toast to your time together!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

1 750 ml bottle of white wine (Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.)
1 orange sliced into wedges
1 lemon sliced into wedges
1 fresh pineapple diced into 1-inch chunks
1/4 cup of sugar
4 cups of ginger ale or lemon lime soda
1/2 cup of coconut rum
1 bunch of fresh mint leaves

HOW TO MAKE

Pour wine into a large pitcher, squeeze in the juice from the lemon and orange wedges (don’t discard wedges), add sugar, and stir. Toss in fruit wedges (removing seeds) and pineapple, then chill overnight.

Add soda, rum, and ice to pitcher just before serving. Muddle clean mint leaves into each serving glass and pour sangria over leaves. Enjoy.

The heat might be rising to sweltering levels, but you won’t let that get you down. It’s time to channel your inner islander and chill out by the pool with a Coconut Cooler in hand. Its tropical flavors are pure bliss, and perfectly suited for a nice, long tan.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (Serves One)

2 oz coconut milk (the refrigerated, beverage type)
2 oz Kahlua
1 oz rum

HOW TO MAKE

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a partially ice-filled glass. Garnish with diced pineapple, sliced orange, or a maraschino cherry if you got them. Enjoy.

July aka National Blueberry Month is almost over, but not without one last hurrah! Blueberries and lemonade have always been high on our list of refreshing treats, but we found a new love when we teamed them up with a little bit of vodka. Light, sweet, and slightly tart; you’ll want to savor summer with each sip.

The blue crew: Trista, Sammy, and Loyita.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 4-6)

15 ounces Vodka
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup carbonated water
13 ounces Lemonade

HOW TO MAKE

Put blueberries in a 1 quart mason jar and fill jar with Vodka. Tightly place lid and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Blend 2 cups of lemonade with 2 cups of ice into a slushy consistency and pour into a pitcher. Combine 15 ounces of blueberry vodka (including blueberries) with carbonated water, stir, and serve.