Last weekend, I went boozy apple picking with my best friends at Lynd’s Fruit Farm in Pataskala, Ohio. Boozy apple picking is not yet a thing, but a designated driver is always required to participate. Sorry, no compromise on this one.
Every year, we host a pre-game at a friend’s house, mix boozy cocktails (apple cider with Jack Daniel’s Fireball), lightly sip a few, laugh a lot, and travel to our final destination – a beautiful apple orchard. To be honest, cider beer companies and farmers of apple orchards should really consider making boozy apple picking a “thing.”
And of course, on our drive there we’re playing our favorite throwback R&B, and trap music – because there’s nothing better than getting ratchet with your friends doing basic shit… like apple picking. It’s truly the simple things in life that gets me.
Boozy apple picking became an annual tradition for my girls and me after one year deciding we all wanted to go apple picking, but none of our significant others did. Combined with our love for drinking whenever we’re together, we made magic.
Tip: Dress cute for the occasion by wearing fall colors, a vest or flannels, high-knee boots or cute booties, a patterned scarf, and/or complimentary accessories. Trust us, your photos will thank us later. Also, if you need an insulated mug for your hot cider I would highly suggest the "I'm Here for the Boo's" insulated mug, which you can purchase from Meijer.
Last, if you're a grown ass woman with no kids and a significant other who loathes the idea of apple picking, my recommendation to you is to ask your girlfriends instead. As an added bonus, your girlfriends will take better photos of you anyway.
Happy apple picking, my friends!
My name is Morgan Pelt, founder and lifestyle blogger behind Columbus Living – a blog dedicated to sharing stories about local businesses, events and entrepreneurs. I grew up in Columbus and as a creative outlet; I like to share my adventures and experiences through writing, photography and social media. It's time to discover new places, try new food, and meet new people. Let's go!