IT’S a great way to get into the spirit of spring – mixing up a new drink.
With the weather getting warmer and Easter round the corner you may feel it’s a good excuse for a tipple. And concocting it need not cost a fortune, thanks to these tempting alternatives to the big-brand spirits . . .
Getty – Contributor Enjoy your favourite alcoholic drinks without having to spend a fortune
Gin it to win it: All the rage at the moment are flavoured gins, and they can easily be mixed to make refreshing beverages for the warm weather. But save on your summery sips by swapping from Whitley Neill Parma Violet Gin 70cl, £25, to the Parma Violet Shimmer Gin 50cl from Aldi or Mrs Cuthbert’s Parma Violet Cupcake British Gin Liqueur 50cl from B&M, both £9.99.
Whisky bravo: Head to Lidl for a bottle of their Queen Margot whisky, which won Best Scotch at the World Whiskies Awards. At just £13.49 for 70cl, the bargain bottle beat Johnnie Walker Black Label 70cl, which is more than double the cost at £28.50.
Spice is right: Aldi’s own-brand Sea Dog Premium Spiced Rum 70cl, £16.99, has beaten bottles three times its price in a blind taste test — so it is definitely worth a try to stack up on savings. Experts at the Spirits Business Rum Masters awarded the drink a gold medal, an accolade that was also afforded to Ableforth’s Rumbullion! Navy Strength Rum, which costs £45 for a 70cl bottle.
Vodka tonic: Try Asda for a bottle of its own-brand Triple Distilled Vodka, £14.95 for a litre. The cheap and cheerful bevvy has top reviews for being a “smooth” and enjoyable sip and some customers have claimed it rivals big-brand Smirnoff, which is £18 for a litre at Morrisons.
All prices on page correct at time of going to press. All deals and offers are subject to availability.
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The trouble is, no one else agrees. He sees a chance to prove himself by going in search of a living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.
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