3 Cheap Cocktails You Can Make at Home to Save Money

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It’s nice to come home to your Northridge apartments and whip up an adult beverage. But whether you’re making a single serving or mixing cocktails for guests, some drinks can get expensive. You don’t really need a cocktail that has 15 different ingredients to enjoy yourself. Here are three easy-to-make, cheap cocktails that you can whip up anytime without overspending.  

Hot Toddy 

When it’s chilly outdoors, a hot toddy is a classic drink that will warm you up. It’s easy to make, and you probably already have most of the ingredients on hand. 

What You’ll Need: 

  • 1.5 ounces of rum, brandy, or whiskey 
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tea bag
  • ¼ of a lemon 

How to Make It:
Coat the bottom of your mug with a bit of honey. Add the liquor as well as the lemon juice. Heat water and add tea bag, making hot tea. Pour tea into the mug and stir well. Drink immediately. 


Cuba Libre 

The Cuba Libre is not only a popular drink, but you can also make it in a jiffy. The mix of rum and Coke are classic, and a bit of lemon juice lightens it up. 

What You’ll Need: 

  • 2 ounces of light rum
  • Coke
  • Half a lemon, juiced

How to Make It:
Squeeze the lemon juice into a glass, and then top with the rum. Fill the rest of the glass with Coke, or Diet Coke if desired. Add ice cubes if you prefer it chilled. 


Cape Codder 

A Cape Codder is a simple drink that consists of a shot of vodka and a bit of juice on ice. It’s generally made with cranberry juice, and a bit of vodka and cranberry juice are inexpensive ingredients. 

What You’ll Need: 

  • 2 ounces of vodka 
  • 3 ounces of cranberry juice (use lite juice if you want to reduce calories and sugar)
  • Lime wedges 

How to Make It: 

Pour vodka into a highball glass along with ice cubes. Top with the cranberry juice. Stir well to combine. Squeeze a wedge of lime into the drink and then add the lime to the drink. 


You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a cocktail alone or with friends. If you’re drinking with friends looking for apartments in Northridge, CA, have them contact our office to learn more about the options we have available. 

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