It’s that time of the year to break out the bubbly and let the corks fly. While most sparkling wines are traditionally sipped straight, a splash of bubbly can add extra “bling” to your cocktails, even on a budget. In any drink recipe what a well-made, dry sparkler brings to the mix is a crisp acidity and festive fizz, so once you’ve chosen your sparkler, grab your shaker and get started.

When it comes to bubbles, our thoughts may instantly turn to Champagne, but lucky for us (and our wallets) there are plenty of quality sparkling wines being made throughout the world that are both festive and frugal.