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9 Great Cocktails That Won't Break the Bank

We’re all just here trying to have a good time....but also afford rent, food, gas, utilities and then some. So let’s make it happen! I’ve put together a few cocktails I’ve either added my own flare to, or have created from the get go! Enjoy them today.



1) Lavender G+T

Lavender G+T

What You Need:

- 1 Bottle Gin

- 1 Cucumber

- 1oz Lavender

- Tonic Water


How Much It Will Cost (15 servings):

- $10 Seagram’s Gin

- $4 1oz Lavender

- $0.59 1 Cucumber

- $4 10pk Tonic Water


Total = $18.59 ÷ 15 = $1.24 per drink


Instructions:

Infuse 1 oz lavender into gin. Leave overnight. Skin one cucumber. Gently slice 1 long skin thin slice of cucumber and adhere to wall of glass. Add ice to glass. Pour 1.5oz of lavender gin (strained) and 7oz tonic water and enjoy.



2) Whiskey Sour


What You Need:

- 1.5 oz Whiskey

- 5oz Sour Mix

- 1 Egg White


How Much It Will Cost (15 servings):

- $10 Evan Williams Whiskey

- $8.99 Tres Agaves Sour Mix

- $3.00 Carton of Eggs


Total = $21.99 ÷ 15 = $1.47 per drink


Instructions:

Pour 1.5oz of whiskey into a shaker. Add 1 egg white. Pour in 5oz of sour mix. Add some ice. Shake until foamy. Pour into a cup and enjoy.



3) PB & J


What You Need:

- 1.5 oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

- 1oz Lemon Juice

- 4oz Naked Juice Blue Machine


How Much It Will Cost (15 servings):

- $29.99 Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

- $4.00 Lemon Juice

- $7Naked Juice Blue Machine 64oz bottle


Total = $41 ÷ 15 = $2.73 per drink


Instructions:

Pour all components together in a strainer. Add ice. Shake and strain into martini glass.



4) Japanese Lemonade


What You Need:

- 1.5oz Vodka

- 1oz Lychee Liqueur

- 6oz San Pellegrino Lemonata


How Much It Will Cost (15 servings):

- $10 750mL New Amsterdam Vodka

- $13 Bols Lychee Liqueur

- $5 12 pk San Pellegrino Lemonata 11.6oz each.


Total = $28 ÷ 15 = $1.87 per drink


Instructions:

Pour all components together in a glass with ice. Stir and enjoy.



5) Kentucky Paloma

Kentucky Paloma

What You Need:

- 1.5oz Whiskey

- 0.5oz Simple Syrup

- 1oz Grapefruit Juice

- 6oz Club Soda


How Much It Will Cost (15 servings):

- $10 750mL Evan Williams Kentucky Whiskey

- $2.49 60oz Grapefruit Juice

- $6.50 1lb Cane Sugar

- $1 2 litres Club Soda


Total = $19.99 ÷ 15 = $1.33 per drink


Instructions:

Make simple syrup with 1 part sugar cane 1 part water. Boil on stove and stir until solids dissolve. Let it cool and save part for later. Stir all components together in cup with ice. Enjoy.



6) Sunday Bloody Sunday

Sunday Bloody Sunday

What You Need:

- 1.5oz Vodka

- 4 dashes of Cholula Original

- 4 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce

- 1 Celery Stock

- 6oz V8 Tomato Juice


How Much It Will Cost (15 servings):

- $10 750mL Svedka Vodka

- $2.99 Cholula Original

- $1.29 Worcestershire Sauce Kroger

- $6 Celery Stocks

- $7 128oz V8 Tomato Juice


Total = $27.28 ÷ 15 = $1.82 per drink


Instructions:

Mix together vodka, Cholula, Worcestershire and tomato juice with ice. Add celery stick when stirred together.



7) Mexican Bay Breeze


What You Need:

- 1.5oz Tequila

- 3oz Cranberry Juice

- 3oz Pineapple Juice


How Much It Will Cost (15 servings):

- $12 750mL Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila

- $3 60oz Cranberry Juice

- $2.87 48oz Dole Pineapple Juice


Total = $17.87 ÷ 15 = $1.19 per drink


Instructions:

Mix together tequila, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice with ice in a glass.



8) Old Fashioned Daiquiri


What You Need:

- 1.5oz Rum

- 1oz Lime Juice

- 1oz Simple Syrup


How Much It Will Cost (15 servings):

- $10 750mL Bacardi Silver Rum

- $4 1 bottle lime juice

- $6.50 1lb Cane Sugar


Total = $20.50 ÷ 15 = $1.37 per drink


Instructions:

Make simple syrup with 1 part sugar cane 1 part water. Boil on stove and stir until solids dissolve. Let it cool and save part for later. Pour all components into a shaker with ice. Shake until very cold, strain and pour in glass.



9) Manda's Moscow Mule

Manda's Moscow Mule


What You Need:

- Mint- 4 leaves

- Vodka- 1.5oz

- Ginger Beer- 5oz

- Lime Juice- 0.5oz


How Much It Will Cost (15 servings):

- $8 Mint

- $10 750mL of New Amsterdam Plain Vodka

- $14 for 50oz Ginger Beer

- $4.00 Bottle of Lime Juice


Total = $36 ÷ 15 = $2.40 per drink


Instructions:

Muddle min with vodka and lime juice. Add ice and pour ginger beer over. Mix together. You can also shake without the ginger beer, strain into a glass with ice, then pour over ginger beer.



Hope you use and enjoy these recipes! Huge thank you to my dear friend Meg for inspiring me to make this blog post.


Cheers!

Amanda



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