In the age of hand-chipped ice and specialty tinctures, finding a quality cocktail in the Twin Cities isn’t tough. As long as you’re willing to pay for it. Those carefully mixed elixirs at heady cocktail bars can be eye-opening, ruining vodka sodas forever. But they’re also wallet killers. At $12 a pop on average, tab-bloating craft cocktails are often (and understandably) twice the price of craft beer. While we’re not here to quibble over the price tag of seven-ingredient, labor-intensive tipples, we love a good bargain. Without breaking the $10 barrier, these 10 drinks deliver premium taste at more budget-friendly prices.

Michael Rietmulder writes about bars, beer and nightlife.