Budget drinks: 5 Cocktails to spice up your night out on a budget of £30

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It’s nearing the end of the week and you’re dying for a night out but can’t simply afford it? Most students drink before heading off to finish the night. But are you getting bored with mixing vodka and coke? Here is a list of 5 budget drinks made with some of the same ingredients including Vodka, Amaretto and fruit juices. With the ingredients costing under £30 and the amount of drinks being made up to 12 times from 1litre bottles, you’re definitely in for a cheap night.

Prices below are based on a Tesco shop.

 

First, the ingredients:

– 1 Carton of Pineapple Juice (1L)
– 1 Carton of Orange Juice (1L)
– 1 Carton of Grapefruit Juice (1L)
– 4 pots of Cream (1L 136ml)
– 1 Bottle of Vodka (1L)
– 1 Bottle of Amaretto (700ml)
– 2 Bottles of Ice Tea (1L)
– 1 Bag of Ice (2kg)

 

Second, the cocktails!

 

1. Lightspeed (Makes 7 drinks)

– 80ml Pineapple Juice
– 20ml Grapefruit Juice
– 40ml Vodka

Put all ingredients into a shaker and mix well. Serve in a long glass over ice. These ingredients will cost £17.50

 

2. Mandel Russe (Makes 11 drinks)

– 30ml Amaretto
– 30ml Vodka
– 30ml Cream

Put all ingredients with 3-4 ice cubes in the shaker and mix well. Then strain it into any glass over ice. All of these ingredients will cost £25.

 

3. Swinger Fresh (Makes 8 drinks)

– 60ml Orange Juice
– 40ml Vodka
– 20ml Amaretto

Put all ingredients in the shaker and mix well. Serve in a long glass over ice. These ingredients will cost £25.50

 

4. LoAma (Makes 12 drinks)

– 10ml Vodka
– 20ml Amaretto
– 20ml Ice Tea
– 20ml Orange Juice
– 10ml Pineapple Juice

Put all ingredients into a shaker and mix well. Then serve over ice. The cost of these ingredients is £27.50

 

5. Yellow Almond (Makes 5 drinks)

– 60ml Orange Juice
– 30ml Amaretto
– 20ml Vodka
– 60ml Pineapple Juice

Put together all of these ingredients into a shaker and mix well, and then serve over ice. These ingredients will cost £26.50

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Laura Ward

I'm a second year student at Southampton Solent University. I have a love for writing, chocolate and cake!

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