Alternative Cheap Alcohol Brands
Looking for good cheap alcohol? Well, my friend, you have come to the right place. I was born and bred in the Highlands of Scotland where alcohol was put in the baby bottle. Well not quite but there is a big drinking culture in Scotland. Often in movies, the Scottish are portrayed to be comical and aggressive drunks. In truth, we are much, much worse. An evening of alcoholic beverages can be a pretty pricey event for anybody, especially if you are entertaining. Please see the following cheap alcohol brands that taste just as great. You are welcome in advance!
Kopparberg? Try Aldi Alska Cider £1.59
Nothing is quite as special as pouring that first fruity cider into a cool glass loaded with ice on a hot Summers day. This is my go-to drink for festivals, garden parties and catching up with friends at the local pub. I can no longer consume alcohol as I did was I was 18 as it seems that age likes to remind me about it in the morning. Also, only a couple of drinks leaves me falling asleep on the sofa. This is a big change to the days that I used to dance around in 6-inch heels shouting any given Taio Cruz song at the top of my lungs. Either I am becoming more respectable or… just boring.
Alska Cider is better value for money than the leading brand Kopparberg and dare I say, it actually tastes nicer. You could save a quarter of the price and still achieve fruity Summer vibes. You cannot get Alska Cider in Tesco, it’s an Aldi special.
Alska Cider is so good I wrote a whole post about it! – ALSKA vs Kopparberg
Disaronno Amaretto? Try Aldi Belucci Amaretto Liqueur £6.49
If you are looking for a cheap version of Disaronno, this Aldi Amaretto liqueur is the perfect choice of drink for something sweet which will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Although there isn’t an Aldi Disaronno as such, Belucci Amaretto is a lovely Disaronno alternative to sip on its own or with a couple of ice cubes. You can also drink it with coke although this will make it very sweet. Great if you’ve got sweet teeth.
Although Disaronno tastes like Dr Pepper, it is actually a sweet cherry liqueur. Mix it with cranberry juice and it tastes like a cherry Bakewell (yum). Disaronno is quite expensive so you can save a lot of money with this cheap Amaretto option from Aldi and as far as taste goes, it is really similar to Disaronno. Aldi’s option is a little lower in alcohol content however it does still achieve the desired effect. Check out this easiest recipe for an Amaretto cocktail if you like a sweet, dessert-like drink. Aldi Amaretto is one of many great (and cheap) Aldi liqueurs.
- 2 shots of Amaretto
- Cranberry Juice
- 2 ice cubes
This tastes exactly like those gorgeous Mr Kipling cakes that I could eat at least 6 of in one sitting. Pick up this cheap Disaronno alternative for only £6.49! Bargain. You can also pick up a Lidl Amaretto liqueur but that retails at £8.99, and the Aldi one is cheaper and well, nicer. The price in Tesco for Disaronno is around £18!
Jack Daniels? Try Aldi Clarkes Bourbon Whiskey £11.99
This is one of the cheap alcohol brands that the man in my life really enjoys. He is quite the Jack Daniels connoisseur. According to him it is “the exact same and tastes just like Jack Daniels so why would you waste money on the original brand?” If anybody knows Jack Daniels then it is this man, at one point he had a store of around 6 bottles from different countries in the “Jack Rack.” Since I came on the scene, the Jack Rack has taken a serious hit. Which says more about him than it does me.
This is the best Aldi Jack Daniels equivalent going and saves you a fair bit of cash if you’re looking for cheap and cheerful. They even do a honey Jack Daniels alternative (see below). If anyone knows of any great-tasting Lidl Jack Daniels alternatives, drop us a note below. I am sure we wouldn’t mind testing it, for research purposes of course…
I have witnessed the effect that the cheaper alternative has on him so I can honestly say that it does what it says on the tin. Save yourself some cash. Try this cocktail recipe:
The Tennessee Mule
- 1 shot of Clarkes Bourbon (or 2 if you’re feeling frisky)
- Ginger Beer
- Garnish with Lime
- Serve over Ice
Honey Jack Daniels? Try Aldi Clarkes Honey Bourbon Whiskey £9.99
This, like the original Clarkes Bourbon Whiskey is a great money saver and it is very tasty, even for those who don’t really like the original bourbon taste. It is much sweeter and nowhere near as bitter. My partner decided to drink this at one of my family functions and he was boozy after only a few drinks. It is even cheaper than the original Clarkes Bourbon whiskey and is a lot cheaper than the reputable Jack Daniels brand. As for as good cheap alcohol goes, this Aldi Honey Jack Daniels alternative is a winner.
Prosecco? Try Tesco Asti Spumante £5.75,
Nasty Asti, you give me all kinds of wonderful feels. When I first went to my now-boyfriends house-warming party, he served everybody glasses of ‘champagne.’ I think he was aiming for the classy James bond look but unfortunately, I killed his cool vibes by instantly noticing that it was Asti. This is a sweet and less fizzy version of the more expensive but popular prosecco. It has a lower alcohol content but it still does the job. It comes in a champagne-like bottle and can be purchased from various supermarkets. Tesco Asti is my favourite. It is a great way to save money and still be completely fabulous!
Expensive Rose Wine? Try Tesco/ASDA Gallo Zinfandel Rose £6
This is my favourite wine and has been for years, regardless of how bad a hangover it gives me and the fact that I have had some near-death experiences with it. I will forever be a loyal customer to this cheap alcohol brand. If you like a rosé wine that doesn’t leave a vinegar-like taste in your mouth but instead has a sweeter, eclectic taste then this is your new favourite wine. At £6 a bottle, it definitely trumps a whole heap of posh wines on the market.
Malibu? Try Aldi Malibu Alternative, Cocobay £4.39
Malibu is the perfect go-to booze if you are looking for a more toned-down evening than what vodka provides. It features in heaps of cocktails and it isn’t hard to see why with it’s sweet and fruity fun flavour. Malibu can set you back though and the more money you save, the more money you can spend, am I right? It is possible to drink great booze and still have a flirty bank balance. Me and my man discovered Cocobay, a fantastic Aldi Malibu alternative when we were stocking up for Christmas and New Year and we have never looked back. You can save around £10 a bottle without compromising on great taste.
Grey Goose Vodka? Try Green Mark Vodka from Amazon £17
This is definitely one of the best cheap alcohol brands in comparison to the big player ‘Grey Goose.’ Vodka can taste awful on its own. There is no denying that Grey Goose is one of the tastier vodkas and is great in a tall glass with diet coke and lots of ice. It has become very popular in nightclubs over the last couple of years however it can also set you back a small fortune. I would rather buy a nice pair of shoes and continue to drink vodka than have to choose one or the other. At £17, Green Mark is just as nice, if not nicer and is a lot healthier on your bank balance.
Baileys? Try Lidl Bailey’s alternative, Dundalgan Irish Country Cream £3.99
Baileys will forever be a classic. It is lovely to drink in an Irish Coffee but is also great to enjoy in the cosy comfort of your house on a stormy night (or just whenever really). Alcohol tends to be enjoyed mainly at the weekends or on special occasions however a night of boozing can set you back on price. Baileys is a boozy staple in our home. Replace it with this £3.99 cheap alcohol brand for a great tasting drink that will save you some cash. Dundalgan Country Cream is slightly smoother than Baileys, and probably not as strong but let’s face it, it still does the job.
We are always on the hunt for good cheap alcohol brands, so if you know of any that you think we should feature, get in touch!