Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.
Today: Upgrade from light beer and two-buck chuck. Gabriella shares tips for mixing up affordable drinks for your next summer party.
Okay, so these recipes aren't technically made with Champagne. But budget sparkling wine is always a great pick for making a huge supply of punch -- just make sure to go with the driest kind available to avoid getting into cloyingly sweet territory.