Sometimes we need to reduce the cost of everything when we have to deal with a difficult financial situation. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have a party or invite some friends over for a drink. Many people choose to make drinks at home because they are more affordable and you can mix the ingredients the way you like it. You can also find easy cocktail recipes online. We personally like the recipes on allcocktails.net because they are diverse so you will definitely find a recipe that you can make with ingredients that you have at home. Some recipes might require a mixer you already have at home, but you can also stir the ingredients with a spoon or straw. These cheap drink ideas are perfect for a tiny budget, because they taste great and are easy to make:
1. Vodka and Cranberry Juice
Vodka cocktails are always the best drink ideas because they doesn’t cost much and everybody loves this liqueur. A bottle of cranberry can be found for approximately $2 and there are many inexpensive bottles of vodka as well. If you do not like cranberry, you can use apple or orange juice. You only need 1 ounce vodka and 4 1/2 ounces cranberry juice. Pour all ingredients in a glass and mix it with a straw. You can also add 1 dash of orange juice and lime.
2. Margarita and Daiquiri
Margarita and Daiquiri are classic tropical cocktails that have a similar taste and Latin American origins. Margarita comes from Mexico and Daiquiri is Cuban. These drink ideas are the most cost effective way to diversify your drinking experience, because they require only need one budget liqueur and some fresh fruits. The main difference between the two cocktails is that Margaritas use tequila and Daiquiris use rum. To make them, mix 2 1/2 ounces white rum or tequila, 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice and 4 teaspoons superfine sugar in a glass.
3. Black Russian
The Black Russian is excellent for a tight budget. This cocktail contains either five parts vodka to two parts coffee liqueur, or three parts vodka and two parts coffee liqueur. Traditionally it is made by pouring the vodka on top of some cracked ice and then the coffee liqueur. A variation of this recipe is the Dirty Black Russian, which used the same ingredients but it is topped up with Cola and served in a tall glass.
4. Gin and Tonic
Gin and Tonic is as cheap and fancy as you want it. A decent tonic can be found for a few dollars, and there are some great gins for around $10. This highball cocktail is made with tonic water and gin poured over ice and garnished with a slice of lime. Although you can add the amount of gin according to taste, the suggested ratios of gin to tonic are 1 to 1, 1 to 2, 1 to 3, and 2 to 3.
5. Rum and Coke
Rum and Coke is one of the best cheap drink ideas, because a bottle of rum is about $10 and a liter of cola $1. Also known as Cuba Libre, this cocktail is the world’s second most popular. It was born in Cuba is a collision between the United States and Spain. This highball is made of 4 oz white rum and 8 oz cola. Many like to add some lime juice to the mix.