There’s something about a glass of bubbly that just makes you want to go pinkies up -- it looks fancy, tastes like a treat, and always feels celebratory. So if you’re aiming to elevate your cocktail repertoire, sparkling wine makes a great base for mixing things up because honestly, you don’t have to do much and the resulting drink will still be impressive.
In fact, all it takes is three ingredients and $10-$15 because you should not (we repeat: NOT) be crafting cocktails with top-notch Champagne -- a budget-friendly bottle of bubbly like Prosecco, Cava, or American sparkling is better-suited for mixing and sipping away the Sunday scaries.
So, let’s raise a glass to this roundup of fizzy drink recipes that are so easy to make, you won’t even need a cocktail shaker. Life hack: Don’t ever shake a carbonated cocktail unless you’re looking to wear it... and watch your date immediately call a Lyft home.