Cheap sparkling wine is great. It's light, refreshing and doesn't set you back too much money. But sometimes, cheap sparkling wine is not that good. Some bottles just taste cheap. But since you bought one -- or received a bottle as a gift -- you don't want to let it go to waste. Turn that not-so-tasty bottle into a summery "Champagne" punch that you want to drink using the recipes below.

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  • Blueberry Sparkles Cocktail

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/2012/05/blueberry-sparkles-cocktail.html" target="_hplink">Blueberry Sparkles Cocktail recipe</a> by Will Cook For Smiles</strong> Blueberries, fresh lemon juice and a little bit of sugar bring this sparkling wine up to another level.

  • Strawberry White Wine Punch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gastrochic.com/2012/food/recipe-strawberry-white-wine-punch/" target="_hplink">Strawberry White Wine Punch recipe</a> by Gastro Chick</strong> Fresh strawberries, kirsch, a bottle of white wine and a bottle of sparkling make this refreshing summertime cocktail.

  • Champagne Cocktail

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://celebrationsathomeblog.com/2012/02/champagne-cocktail-recipe.html" target="_hplink">Champagne Cocktail recipe</a> by Celebrations at Home</strong> You can use any sparkling wine you prefer, so long as it's dry. When you mix it with raspberry syrup and amaretto, it makes a great drink.

  • Champagne Punch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://mymansbelly.com/2011/06/03/fun-and-flirty-champagne-punch/" target="_hplink">Champagne Punch recipe</a> by My Man's Belly</strong> If you're hosting a lot of people, nice champagne isn't really an option. But you can still serve them some bubbly with this brandy-based punch.

  • The Lone Ranger

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.creative-culinary.com/2012/06/the-lone-ranger/" target="_hplink">The Lone Ranger recipe</a> by Creative Culinary</strong> The recipe calls for pink sparkling wine, but feel free to use whatever you prefer. With a little tequila in this recipe, this drink packs quite a punch.

  • Apple Cider Punch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.eatdrinkpretty.com/2010/10/real-party-fall-inspired-engagement.html" target="_hplink">Apple Cider Punch recipe</a> by Eat Drink Pretty</strong> Sparkling wine lightens up apple cider and gets cut with a fruit juice of your liking.

  • White Sangria Sparkler

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://figgyandsprout.com/white-sangria-sparkler/" target="_hplink">White Sangria Sparkler recipe</a> by Figgy and Sprout</strong> Sangria is a great way to dress up mediocre sparkling wine. Swap the white wine for sparkling in this recipe.

  • Coconut Water Champagne Fruit Punch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2012/04/coconut-water-champagne-fruit-punch.html" target="_hplink">Coconut Water Champagne Fruit Punch recipe</a> by Averie Cooks</strong> Since coconut water is suppose to help cure hangovers, wouldn't using it as a mixer help prevent one?

  • Pink Lemonade Punch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.dainty-chef.com/2011/06/champagne-punch.html" target="_hplink">Pink Lemonade Punch recipe</a> by Dainty Chef</strong> If you were a fan of the Minute Maid pink lemonade fruit concentrate, you're in luck. It's now part of your cocktail.

  • Vanilla Peach Champagne Punch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://vegetarianventures.com/2012/07/13/vanilla-peach-champagne-punch/#" target="_hplink">Vanilla Peach Champagne Punch recipe</a> by Vegetarian Ventures</strong> In the middle of summer, peaches are at the best. Let them shine in this sparkling wine punch recipe.

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