A good meal demands a great bottle of wine or a good cocktail, and these boozy beverages don't need to cost a fortune. Whether you're throwing a dinner party or having a meal to yourself, here are 12 great options from the last year for booze on a budget. This roundup includes great wines found at supermarkets like Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, to simple, delicious cocktails that you can make in bulk, or easy money-saving shortcuts like a recipe for homemade limoncello.
From December 21 through January 3 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year. We'll also share guest posts, special holiday features, and a sparkling Winter Glam Cocktail Party, the final installment in our2013 Gatherings from The Kitchn. Happy Holidays!