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    Updated on Feb 5, 2019. Posted on Sep 17, 2015

    15 Ways To Make Cheap Wine Insanely Drinkable

    Fall drunk in love (with terrible wine).

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    Fall is upon us, which means Netflix and chill, which really means Netflix and wine.

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    (me IRL)

    But that shit gets expensive.

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    Dear money, goodbye forever!

    So here are some ways to enjoy cheap wine without sacrificing your ~exquisite~ taste.

    1. Blood Orange Spritzer

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    There is no better way to disguise "OK" wine than to SPRITZ it up with some soda water and citrus. Get spritzy here.

    2. Mulled White Wine With Clove and Citrus

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    Mulled white wine: for those seeking something more autumnal, less holiday. Recipe here.

    3. Pomegranate Sangria

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    By the time all those pomegranate seeds, orange peels, and rosemary sprigs do their job, you'll be like, "Wow! Did this wine cost a million dollars or WHAT?" Recipe here.

    4. Sparkling Wine Margarita

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    Out of all the cheap wines, cheap sparkling wine is the worrrrrrrrst. But not if you turn it into a MARGARITA! Do it here.

    5. Red Wine Hot Chocolate

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    I don't care if you cost only $2, you're going inside my hot chocolate. Recipe here.

    6. Rosé With Grapefruit and Gin

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    That subpar rosé just got a gin and grapefruit makeover. Looking good, girl. Recipe here.

    7. Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

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    The ultimate way to disguise how cheap that red wine is to slow-cook it with all sorts of spices and stuff for, like, a hundred years. When it's done, it'll taste luxe AF. Find the recipe here.

    8. White Wine Punch With Cucumber and Mint

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    When you're throwing a party and someone brings that one bottle of "white wine" from Duane Reade, throw it into a punch bowl, add some mint and cucumber, and call it SPA WATER. Recipe here.

    9. Red Wine Spritzers

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    Literally just add soda water, maybe a handful of berries. Upgrade yourself here.

    10. French 75

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    For when you're feeling classy, but are like, lol I'm broke. Recipe here.

    11. Mulled Cranberry Wine

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    This mulled beverage is really more about the cranberry than the wine, which is great, because that wine sucks. Recipe here.

    12. Campari and White Wine Cocktail

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    When in doubt, add Campari and ice. Find the recipe here.

    13. Bee's Knees

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    You could either think of this drink as a cheap cocktail or *fancy medicine*. The choice is yours. Recipe here.

    14. Red Wine and Tequila Spritz

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    Oh hi, are you my dream beverage? Are you made with affordable wine and include my favorite fruit and also tequila? Yes. Recipe here.

    15. Kalimotxo

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    The crown jewel of how to use shitty red wine, the Kalimotxo is just equal parts Coca-Cola and red wine, served over ice. YOU'RE WELCOME. "Recipe" here.