This is a complete guide on 20 best cheap drinks to try this summer. so without wasting time let’s know which drink is the perfect suit for you. 


When the summer hits your doorstep, you don’t want to come out of your home because of those irritating sunny rays. Suppose you go out in summer and realize that your throat goes dry just by walking a few steps. What would you prefer at this point?

It is apparent to get a drink! Isn’t it?

But what if your favorite drinks are not available there? This is the worst! But you can convert this worst situation into a good one.

See the following cheap drinks which you can make at your home also. However, you should have the two important liquors, viz, rum, and vodka, which makes the moment perfect. Also, you need a few more ingredients to make the best drinks at your doorstep.

After that, you only need the best music and your close friend’s company to enjoy these cheap drinks at your doorstep. Isn’t that exciting?

So, without wasting time, let’s see a few drinks you can make at home from below.

20 Cheap Drinks To Try This Summer!

1. Rum And Coke

Rum And Coke
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Rum and coke are one of the best cheap mixed drinks combinations to enjoy when you want to celebrate and be on cloud nine. It is made with rum and cola, and you can add any cola flavor to this drink to make it better as per your taste.

Also, most people will be shocked to know that this is amongst the cheapest drinks.


  • 2-bit rum, silver, or spiced
  • Ice
  • Cola to consummate
  • Lime wedge to garnish


  • Mix ice and rum in the rocks of highball
  • Consummating with cola
  • Here, you have to garnish with a lime wedge

So, this is one of the best drinks you can serve to your friends while enjoying the summer vacation.

2. Lemon Drop Shot

Lemon Drop Shot
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If you love lemon, you must try the Lemon drop shot as one of the refreshing cheap drinks. It can change your mood from frustrating to chill, having sweet and tart flavors, including lemon taste. Therefore, the following list of ingredients you should have to treat someone. 


  • Vodka
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar 
  • Ice cubes 
  • Lemon wedges and rice. 


  • Moist the rim in the shot glass and submerge in sugar to cover the rim.
  • Collect all the ingredients and get a steel shaker full of rice.
  • Mix lemon juice, vodka, and sugar into that shaker. 
  • Shake until the sugar melts. 
  • Take out into the shot glass.

That’s what you have to do and serve them with lemon wedges. 

3. Gin & Tonic

Gin & Tonic
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We assure you that you will never get a better taste of Gin and Tonic as better as home. So, wherever you go in a bar, demand a Gin only. Or suppose you are in a home picking up a cheap but better gin. After finding the gin, your half process will be done.

You only have to add a lime juice pinch to the gin and tonic water mixture for a cheap drinks but a tastier one.


  • 2 bits of gin
  • Ice
  • 4 bits of tonic water
  • Lime wedge


  • Mix ice, gin, and tonic in a rock glass. 
  • Garnish the mixture with a wedge. 

And, your “Gin & Tonic” drink is ready to serve and taste.

4. Classic Moscow Mule Cheap Drinks

Classic Moscow Mule
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When you prefer to hang out with friends, Classic Moscow Mule will be the best choice for you. It is one of the famous drinks, a common type of drink, and provides a complete dope feel. It was produced in the 1940s and completed more than 80 years later.

Also, you can have these types of cheap drinks with outdoor seating in a patio area of your home and make your lazy evening more special.


  • Vodka
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime


  • You will need a copper mug to pour all the ingredients. 
  • Add up the cubes of ice and garnish with lime. 

That’s all that you have to do! Your drink is ready, and the best part is that you don’t need to use the cocktail shaker.

5. Vodka Cranberry

Vodka Cranberry
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The other blast on this list is Vodka Cranberry. This cheap drink is also famous as Cape Codder and is amongst the easiest, cheap cocktails to make. It is a modernized and tasty drink option, a mixture of juice and alcohol; therefore, even a goody two shoes will not refuse to have it. 


  • Cranberry juice
  • Vodka
  • Lime juice
  • Lime wedge


  • You have to take a glass and fill it ⅔ with ice.
  • Add up the 2 oz. Vodka. 
  • Add on the ¾ c. Cranberry juice
  • Now, garnish with a lime wedge, and your drink will be ready. 

If you want to taste the blend of cranberry juice, lime juice, and vodka, this is one of the best cheap drinks you can try at home.

6. Black Russian

Black Russian
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A Black Russian drink was first introduced in the 1940s and became famous within a few days. It is the best option as it requires only two ingredients, namely, vodka and Kahlua. The taste is mouth-watering, and hence the drink is most wanted. 


  • 2-bit Vodka 
  • 1 bit Kahlua


  • Mix vodka with Kahlua into a glass.
  • Add ice and stir it a few times. 
  • Serve in a rocks glass with fresh ice. 

See how simple it is! Your drink is ready within a few moments with no harm. 

7. Vodka Soda

Vodka Soda
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You may feel that you need special or premium vodka to make this drink. But that’s not true at all. Your regular vodka is also helpful to make these cheap drinks; you only need a few ingredients and a few minutes to make an impressive drink. 


  • One and half bit vodka (premium or regular, whichever is available) 
  • Ice
  • 4 bits of club soda
  • Lime wheels


  • Mix the ice, vodka, and club soda in the highball glass. 
  • Move to mix it well. 
  • Adorn with a lime wheel

If you want to taste vodka with soda, this could be the better choice for you. 

8. Classic Dark And Stormy

Classic Dark And Stormy
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The other name in our list of cheap drinks is dark and stormy. It is a classic rum cocktail drink, and its goodwill could not stop us from adding this one to our list. Every ingredient used in this drink is rich, earthy dark rum, with a spice of vanilla and brown sugar notes. 


  • 4 bits or ½ cup ginger beer
  • 2 bits or 4 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Ice serving


  • Get a highball glass and add ice into it.
  • Pour them with ginger beer. 
  • Gush the rum on top. 
  • Pinch the lime wedge and move gently. 

It is ready to serve in a glass for your loved ones or friends. 

9. Midori Sour 

Midori Sour
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Have you heard about the Midori Sour? Midori sour comes with the stunning green color of melon flavored Midori. The drink provides the exotic citrus melon flavor and the best taste when you want a drink in a hurry.

Also, you can enjoy the taste of this exotic melon flavor cheap drinks during the holidays. 


  • Midori liquor
  • Vodka (regular or your favorite one)
  • Ice 
  • Lemon and lime juice
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Sour mix


  • Get a glass with ice. 
  • Pour in the sour mix
  • Make a mixture of vodka, lemon and lime juice, Midori liqueur, and lemon-lime soda. 
  • Adore it with a cherry or lime wedge. 

It is now ready to serve. You can serve it in short or taller glasses or in a martini glass, making a solid impression on your guests. 

10. Rum And Ginger Ale

Rum And Ginger Ale
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When you need a fresh & cheap drinks and don’t have reasonable spending, you can rely on Rum Ginger Ale. It is also known as “Poor Man’s Dark & Stormy,” which costs less using an inexpensive rum and costly beer with ginger ale. There is no need for garnishing if that’s how you float. 


  • Half a bit of rum
  • Ice
  • $ bit of Ginger ale
  • Lime wheel


  • Add on the Ice and rum in the highball glass. 
  • Clinch with ginger ale.
  • Move to mix gently.
  • Decorate with a lime wheel. 

You can have this drink – make a fast and classy cocktail with rum. 

11. Classic Old Fashioned

Classic Old Fashioned
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Classic old-fashioned is lightly sweetened, booze seasoned with bitters. But it is known as one of the best and most popular cocktails there because it is the oldest cheap drinks. A type of such cheap drink takes you to the early 1800 when classics & cocktails were played next to one another. And the budget of this drink relies on your whisky’s brand. 


  • Whisky 
  • Sugar cubes
  • Water
  • Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel


  • Quiver 4 dashes bitters on a sugar cube.
  • Add half a teaspoon of water and mix it. 
  • Then, add 2 bits of whisky.
  • Add the rest (ice, orange peel) 
  • You can add a cherry if you want to garnish it. 

So, here’s your classic old-fashioned drink to give you a classic feel of drinks.

12. Ranch Water

Ranch Water
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The other cool and refreshing drink blast on our list is Ranch Water, the perfect choice in Summers. You need to have only three ingredients to make this beauty. 


  • Ice
  • Topo chico
  • Tequila
  • Lime juice 
  • Lime slice


  • Drizzle lime juice and tequila in a highball glass and move it gently until mixed. 
  • Add up the ice.
  • Top with topo chico.
  • Adored lime slices. 

If you want to get a refreshing & cheap drinks in the heavy summers, you should taste the Ranch Water drink. 

13. Mango Dragon Fruit Lemonade

Mango Dragon Fruit Lemonade
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We have included this Mango Dragon fruit Lemonade in this list because it is another best summer refreshing drink. You and your friends can enjoy this beautiful pink drink year-round, and it takes less than five minutes to make and provides inner happiness after having. 


  • Dragon fruit powder
  • Mango juice
  • White grape juice
  • Lemonade


  • Whisk a dragon fruit powder and grape juice until it liquefies. 
  • Take a glass and add halfway with ice and optional dragon fruit. 
  • Drizzle in the combination of dragon fruit. 
  • Take a mango juice and add to it. 
  • Drizzle in lemonade
  • Stir it and add an optional diced dragon fruit. 

That’s all you need to do when treating yourself to a divine drink in heavy summers. 

14. 7 & 7

7 & 7
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When you want to enjoy the best-mixed & cheap drinks, 7 & 7 is a perfect choice. It is a blend of inexpensive 7 Crown Whisky Seagram and 7-up or other lemon-lime soda; it provides a long-lasting taste in the mouth.


  • One and a half bits of Seagram’s 7 Crown whisky
  • Ice 
  • Six bits of lemon-lime soda


  • Take a highball glass; add ice and whisky. 
  • Clinch with lemon-lime soda. 
  • Shake it until mixed. 

So, the drink is ready to give you a relaxed feeling when you are tired.

15. Vodka Tonic

Vodka Tonic
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Although it sounds like the so-called medicine tonic, it is a cheap refreshing drink that goes down easily. Be aware because it is like a drink where you cannot taste the alcohol at all. You need only four ingredients to make this at home.


  • 3 tablespoon vodka 
  • A half-cup of tonic water 
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge 
  • Lime wedge


  • Take a highball glass with ice. 
  • Drizzle in the vodka and shake a few times. 
  • Drizzle tonic water into a bar into the glass. 
  • Squash the lemon and lime wedge in the juice. 
  • Add that mixture to the drink.
  • Take another lime wedge on the glass and adore it. 

So, the drink is ready. You can have it at your happy hour, dinner parties, summer drinks, late-night drinks, etc.

16. Malibu Bay Breeze

Malibu Bay Breeze
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Not only the above drinks, but you can have the other best summer cocktail to get relaxed on the summer days. This summer cocktail is number 15 on our list of cheap drinks, and it’s the beautiful drink that lets you feel you are on your favorite island beach and enjoying summer. 


  • Malibu rum 1 oz. 
  • Cranberry juice 2 oz.
  • Pineapple juice 2 oz.
  • Lime slice


  • Take a glass and fill it with ice. 
  • Drizzle rum, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice. 
  • Garnish it with a lime slice. 

If you want to taste American cuisine, you can try this one and get a feel of being on top of the world. 

17. Iced Golden Ginger Drink

Iced Golden Ginger Drink
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If you want to treat your friend to beautiful, divine and cheap drinks at home, you should go for Iced Golden Ginger Drink. It looks yellowish and tastes just like the Starbucks one, and it does not take more than 5 minutes to make and is known as the dairy-free fruity drink.


  • A cup of Pineapple juice
  • ¼ Ginger powder
  • One and a half cups Coconut milk
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons of simple syrup.


  • Make a mixture of ginger powder, turmeric, and ½ cup of pineapple juice. 
  • Create a mixture of coconut milk and golden ginger in a large pitcher. 
  • Drizzle the remaining pineapple juice and combine. 
  • Add up the syrup as per the taste. 
  • Take a glass and fill it with ice. And drizzle the combination into it. 

So, your drink is ready to serve. If you want to taste the perfect blend of coconut milk, ginger, pineapple, and turmeric flavor, you can try this one.

18. Sweet Tea Cocktail With Vodka & Fresh Mint 

Sweet Tea Cocktail With Vodka & Fresh Mint
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If you are looking for an ice tea in this list of cheap drinks, you will not disappoint. We have sweet tea with vodka & fresh mint to refresh you for the perfect summer barbecues. It is easy to make and tastes mind-blowing; counted as the best American cuisine drink.


  • Vodka 2 oz
  • Sweet tea
  • A fresh mint branch
  • Ice


  • Mix up the mint leaves in the glass bottom. 
  • Add some ice. 
  • Fill vodka and pour sweet tea on it. 
  • Decorate with the rest of the mint leaves. 

Your drink is now ready to serve. You should try this summer at your doorstep if you feel it’s time to change the taste. 

19. Iron Butterfly Drink

Iron Butterfly Drink
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If you love the taste of Mudslide and a White Russian, you may also love this one. It is the perfect blend of both of them with a bit of difference. It comes with a rich coffee flavor, and Bailey is used to making it tastier.


  • 1 vodka shot
  • 1 Kahlua coffee liqueur shot
  • Baily’s Irish cream 1 shot
  • Filberts nuts to adore (optional) 


  • Take a shaker and ice together. 
  • Drizzle vodka, Kahlua, and Baily’s in the shaker. 
  • Shake them until they mix well. 
  • Get a larger glass and drizzle the rest into it. 
  • Add nuts to decorate

This is it! Your drink is ready to serve and get appreciation from your guests. If you are searching for iron rich drinks, this is what you need. 

20. Jungle Juice

Jungle Juice
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Last but not least, on our cheap drinks list. Jungle juice is the tastiest drink if you want to throw a get-together; it is the perfect solution for parties, holidays, dinners, etc. 


  • Orange juice 4 cups 
  • Fruit punch 2 cups
  • Lemonade 4 cups
  • White rum 1 cup
  • Vodka 2 cups 
  • Cranberry juice 2 cups
  • 1 or 2 pounds of sliced strawberries
  • Orange slice 1 
  • Cup cubed pineapple 1


  • Take the sliced strawberries, oranges, and pineapple in a large container. 
  • Drizzle in orange juice, fruit punch, lemonade, white rum, vodka, cranberry juice. Make a mixture well. 
  • Now, wait for 12 hours until the fruit soaks up the liquor. 
  • After that, serve to your guests. 

So, if you want to taste the sweet, refreshing, and tangy punch on these summer days, you can try this one. 


If you throw the summer vacation party and have not decided about the best cheap drinks yet. What will you do? You will hunt for the best summer drinks for your guests. 

Therefore, we have gathered the list of the 20 Best Drinks For Summer Gatherings and are the cheapest drinks. You don’t need to go anywhere because you can make them at your doorstep. Interesting? 

Above mentioned list are our best picks for summer gatherings. We hope that this blog post will help you choose the best one for yourself and help you get the best of your summer vacation.

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