Scrolling through my Instagram feed today, I’ve noticed a ton of them are of the awesome beverages I’ve been finding and pounding lately. Beverages are one of my big budgeting downfalls, as I am sure they are for many people. They are inexpensive one by one, they are necessary to live, and they are refreshing and feel absolutely required in the moment.

1) Dunkin Donuts coconut coffee- I saw this at Target one night and it just jumped int my cart. I love coconut. I love coffee. I love adding a little cocoa. Starbucks coconut mochas are one of my favorite things about summer. There was no question this was coming home with me. And yes, it’s amazing. It actually makes me okay with having to wake up in the morning.

But in contrast, this peach cobbler coffee, also by DD, seems freaking disgusting. Raise your hand by way of a comment if you’d drink this. This stuff stayed on the shelf for some other poor fool to try, perhaps it’ll be you?

2) Moscow Mules- I’ve been obsessed with ginger beer lately so when I went to the mamas and the tapas and saw it on their cocktail menu, I became obsessed. Mules are just ginger beer, vodka and lime juice. The best part about them is that they aren’t Russian but at all. Moscow mules are the evil genius of a vodka salesman and a soda salesmen trying to move more of their respective products. Who would love such a story more than a PR person, right?!

3) Coco Cafe mocha coconut water– I mentioned my love for coconut and mochas previously, so this is just an more expensive, boxed version that’s much more hydrating. At $2.69 a pop at Whole Foods, these ain’t cheap but they are insanely refreshing and a great pick-me-up on a blagh afternoon. I want to be addicted to these but for the price, they’re just an occasional treat.

4) Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer– okay, I sense a theme in that I like expensive drinks. I also don’t know if I really want to tell ya’ll about these because they are so elusive and hard to come by in Columbia. But fine, Crabbie’s is an English company that makes the best (and only) ginger beer that is brewed with a buzz in mind. It’s a pretty low ABV, clocking in at 4.8% I believe, but the flavor is really why you can’t put these down. Despite being $10 for a four pack, I always clean the shelves of these when I see them. I should dig a cellar in the backyard to start a reserve… for the future. Or y’know, learn to brew my own beer.

Share your favorite beverages below, see if we can’t get me on board with some cheaper drinks, other than water, the ultimate cheap drink and best hydrater around.