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10 Affordable drinks to diversify your drinking experience

A party without alcohol is just as boring as watching paint dry! Drinking at social parties and events is the norm of the day which can prove a little heavy on the pocket. So why not ease the tension a little and try out something new and innovative at home? Who says preparing drinks at home is a task and cannot be enjoyed just the way they are at a bar or a nightclub? You can now prepare the most delectable and exotic drinks at home at minimal costs and enjoy them along with your friends, make your drinking experience as happening as ever. You are just a few minutes away from enjoying the finest drinks that are easy to make, without much effort and would be easy on the wallet too.

1. Cape Codder

Cape Codder

a. Complexity level: Easy

b. Preparation time: 5 minutes

c. Ingredients: Vodka and cranberry juice

d. Process: To prepare a Cape Codder, all you have to do is mix the cranberry juice with some amount of inexpensive vodka (to suit your taste) and voila! your exotic drink is all set to be served!

2. Hawaiian Margarita

Hawaiian Margarita

a. Complexity level: Moderate

b. Preparation time: 10 minutes

c. Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 1/2 oz tequilla
  • 2 oz fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 2 oz fresh or canned pineapples
  • Strawberry and/or pineapple for garnish

d. Process: A refreshing mix of pineapple and strawberries can really do good on a weekend! To prepare this drink, pour all the above ingredients into a blender and blend it until it is smooth. Transfer the contents into a margarita glass. You can garnish with strawberries and pineapples.

3. Tea Tini

Tea Tini

a. Complexity level: Easy

b. Preparation time: 10 minutes

c. Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 oz vodka
  • 1 oz sweet iced tea
  • 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

d. Process: A drink best suited for a hot summer afternoon which can be prepared minutes before consuming it all. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shakes with ice cubes and shake it well so that all the ingredients blend. Then, strain the contents into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with sugar and then garnish with lemon wedge.

4. April Rain

April Rain

a. Complexity level: Easy

b. Preparation time: 10 minutes

c. Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • Lime peel for garnish

d. Process: As spring sets in and the winters fade away, this drink will awaken your taste buds to enjoy this season. A quick way to prepare this drink is by pouring the above ingredients into a cocktail shaker along with ice cubes. Mix all the ingredients well. Pour it into a chilled cocktail glass and enhance its appeal by garnishing with lime peel.

5. Vodka Collins

Vodka Collins

a. Complexity level: Easy

b. Preparation time: 10 minutes

c. Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • Sour mix
  • Soda water
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

d. Process: Another vodka drink that is highly preferred on hot and summery days. A simple method of preparing this drink is by filling vodka (enough to suit your taste) into a Collins glass which is filled with ice cubes. Later, add the sour mix. Then shake the mixture by placing a tin over the glass, giving it a couple of good shakes. Add a little bit of soda water. Serve by garnishing with a cherry and orange slice flag.

6. Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

a. Complexity level: Moderate

b. Preparation time: 5 minutes

c. Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz sugar syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp powered sugar
  • 2 oz club soda
  • 1/2 oz cherry brandy
  • Lemon slice for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

d. Process: Pour the above ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes. Later strain into a highball glass with ice cubes and then add club soda to the mix. Let the cherry brandy float by pouring it slowly over the spoon. To enhance the appearance of your drink, garnish it with cherry and lemon.

7. Imperial Fizz-Whiskey Fizz

Imperial Fizz-Whiskey Fizz

a. Complexity level: Easy

b. Preparation time: 3 minutes

c. Ingredients:

  • 2 oz blended whiskey
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp superfine sugar
  • 4 oz soda

d. Process: This refreshing drink can be prepared by pouring the above ingredients except the soda into a cocktail shaker with ice. After shaking it well enough, you strain it into a highball glass which is kept ready with ice cubes. Pour in the soda and mix well.

8. Mango Tonic

Mango Tonic

a. Complexity level: Easy

b. Preparation time: 3 minutes

c. Ingredients:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Marie Brizard Mango Liqueur
  • tonic to fill
  • 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • Lime wedge for garnish

d. Process: Another simple and inexpensive drink that could be made by simply pouring one ingredient on top of the other into the serving glass filled with ice cubes in the same order as they are mentioned in the recipe with no extra shaking or blending! And there you have another drink ready to be gulped down! You can also garnish your drink with lime wedge.

9. Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway Daiquiri

a. Complexity level: Easy

b. Preparation time: 5 minutes

c. Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 oz lime juice

d. Process: In order to prepare this drink, you need to add all the above ingredients into a cocktail shaker that is filled with ice cubes and mix it very well. You later strain the contents into a chilled cocktail glass.

10. Golden Margarita

Golden Margarita

a. Complexity level: Easy

b. Preparation time: 5 minutes

c. Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz gold tequilla
  • 1/2 oz orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz sour mix
  • Dash of orange juice (optional)
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Course of salt for rimming glass (optional)

d. Process: This magnificent drink is a few minutes away from being enjoyed! Simply pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker that has ice in it. After shaking it well, pour the contents into the glass and garnish your drink with lime wedge. You can always salt rim your margarita glass for some garnish.

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