We’ve all been there: It’s a Friday night, and that bottle of vodka you brought isn’t tasting very good. Taking shots can be efficient, but the intense garbage-y flavor associated with them can be pretty hard to handle sometimes. A lot of times, a mixed drink is the way to go. But if you’re pre-gaming in someone’s dorm room, you probably don’t have all the ingredients/appliances necessary to make a nice mojito. But don’t worry. Margaritas may be out of reach, but there are plenty of low-cost mixed drinks available to Brown students if you just take the time to look around. Check out some of these simple recipes that can be made with vodka, rum, Fireball cinnamon whiskey, and anything available at CVS or the Ratty:
5 Stars ★★★★★
This drink tastes pretty damn good. Its main flavors are coca-cola and cinnamon, with only a hint of alcoholic aftertaste. That’s kinda amazing, considering the fact that this drink is 60% hard alcohol.
Taste Experience: Like being a CEO of a fortune five hundred corporation and you’re getting drunk on a Tuesday night.
Recipe: 1 part vodka, 1 part rum, 1 part Fireball, 2 parts Coca-Cola
This stuff is incredible. It definitely tastes alcoholic, but its flavor is super sweet and complex. Super Autumnal.
Taste Experience: Like diving headfirst into a fresh apple pie.
Recipe: Half Fireball, half apple cider
4 Stars ★★★★
Cape Coder (Vodka Cranberry)
The cranberry juice in this one nearly covers up the taste of alcohol, and the color is pretty classy. Just watch out for your drunk friends spilling it; that stain’s not gonna come out.
Taste Experience: Like swallowing whole cranberries, one after the other.
Recipe: Half vodka, half cranberry juice (courtesy of the Ratty)