MD 20/20 comes in a variety of flavors and colors (Photo Source: Mo Barnes for Steed Media Service)

MD 20/20 comes in a variety of flavors and colors (Photo Source: Mo Barnes for Steed Media Service)

The cheap wines of the ghetto are now becoming the must-have drink of White hipsters as “wino chic” becomes the new thing. Classic cheap wines for under $3.99 are being reinvented at parties and dive bars that normally would not be seen in 2017 unless they were in a 1970’s-themed Quentin Tarantino movie. Names such as Thunderbird, MD 20/20 and Wild Irish Rose Wine have entered the lexicon of hipster drinks that were was once considered harmful and a stereotype of the Black inner city.

These beverages are known as fortified wines and have been a mainstay for a cheap high among the poor and some college students. There are many tales that have MD 20/20 and other cheap wines as the main culprit in the “never again” promises of early morning hangovers. So sugar the rim of your plastic Solo Red Cups and add a lemon garnish to enjoy some of these ghetto wine cocktails.

See a few recipes below.

 The Lower Socio-eco Background shooter:

Ingredients:

1/2 oz. Bacardi 151 Proof Rum (more Bacardi 151 Proof Rum drinks)

1/2 oz. Vodka (more Vodka drinks)

dash(es) Mad Dog 20/20 (Grape) (more Mad Dog 20/20 drinks)

2 drop(s) Malt Liquor (OE if available) (more Malt Liquor drinks)

The Buddy:

Ingredients:

2 1/2 shots Strawberry-Kiwi Mad Dog 20/20

12 oz Mountain Dew

How-to: Pour Mad Dog and Mountain Dew into a glass (plastic beer glasses work the best). Stir. Add a couple ice cubes.

Champibble

Ingredients:

4 oz Mad Dog 20/20 or Night Train

6 oz cheap Champagne

2 oz Vodka

Dalbo Dog:

Ingredients:

2 oz Krogstad aquavit

3/4 oz Blue Raspberry MD “Mad Dog” 20/20

3/4 oz lime juice

1/4 oz agave nectar

1 egg white

3 drops Novo Fogo Cherribiscus bitters for garnish

Thunderbull

Ingredients:

Equal parts Red Bull and Thunderbird Wine

Trainwreck

Ingredients:

3 oz of Night Train

3 oz of Tequila

Serve over ice.

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Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.