Alternative Cheap Alcohol Brands
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. This isn’t an accurate depiction as 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 options for cheap Alcohol brands that taste just as great. You are welcome in advance!
Kopparberg? Try Aldi Alska Cider £1.49
Nothing is quite as special as pouring that first glass of fruity cider 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 like I did was I was 18 as it seems that age likes to remind you 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.
Alska Cider is so good I wrote a whole post about it! – ALSKA vs Kopparberg
Disaronno Amaretto? Try Aldi Belucci Amaretto Liqueur £4.39
This Aldi Amaretto is a great choice of drink if you are looking for something sweet that will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Amaretto is lovely liqueur to drink on it’s own with a couple of ice cubes. You can also drink it with coke however this can make it very sweet. Disaronno is quite an expensive drink to buy so you can save a lot of money with this cheap Amaretto option from Aldi. Aldis 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, desert like drink.
- 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.
Jack Daniels? Try Aldi Clarkes Bourbon Whiskey £11.49
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 stored around 6 bottles from various different countries in the “Jack Rack”
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 £12.99
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 a little pricier than the original Clarkes Bourbon whiskey but it is still a lot cheaper than the reputable Jack Daniels brand.
Prosecco? Try Tesco Asti Spumante £5.50,
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, 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 Asti can be purchased from various supermarkets. Tesco Asti is my favourite. It is a great way to save money and still be 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 I have and I have had some near death experiences. It is a cheaper alcohol brand that I will forever be a loyal customer to. If you like a rose wine that doesn’t leave a vinegar like after taste but instead has a sweeter, eclectic taste then this is your new favourite wine. At £6 a bottle, it definitely trumps some of the other wines on the market.
Malibu? Try Aldi Cocobay £3.99
Malibu is the go to booze if you are looking for a more toned down evening than what vodka promises. It features in many cocktails and it isn’t hard to see why. Malibu can set you back though and the more money you save, the more money you can spend. It is possible to drink great booze and still have a flirty bank balance. Me and my partner discovered Cocobay 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 Sainsburys Green Mark Vodka £14
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 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 of the other. At £14, Green Mark is just as nice, if not nicer and is a lot healthier on your bank balance.
Baileys? Try Lidl 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. 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 staple in the home. Replace it with this £3.99 cheap alcohol brand for a great tasting drink that will save you some cash.
Bottoms up ladies!