If you hadn’t felt it before, May has confirmed that spring is well and truly here. Lighter days, temperatures into double figures and cherry blossom fluttering over London’s streets like confetti.
The month usually blesses us with two Bank Holidays every year, although the later one has been moved to give us a bumper four-day weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
No need to pout though, the party vibes are getting underway well before then - and we’ve got the drinks deals and new launch news to help you celebrate.
Whether you’re firing up the Barbie on a sunny weekend, need libations for the Eurovision finale (May 14) or just fancy something tall, cold and refreshing for your evening tipple, we’ve spotted plenty of deals to help you wet your whistle in your monthly drinks roundup.
From celebratory bottles of bubbles, plentiful plonk, and classic cocktail spirits like gin, whisky and vodka, there are offers galore to pluck off the digital shelves and order for home delivery.
We’ve done the thirsty work and rounded them up for you below by category: beer, wine and spirits.
If you rather enjoy being on the wagon or just want to check out the low/no options in the name of moderate drinking, well, we’ve got you covered there too in our dedicated roundup.
Scroll on for the best May’s deals on booze below
Best beer, cider and ale deals
Crack open a cold one this May with the best offers on hops, cider and more.
Kopparberg Rose Premium Cider Multipack 15 x 500ml - was: £32.99, now: £19.99
Thatchers Haze Cloudy Somerset Cider 10 Pack - was: £9, now: £8.50
Grolsch Premium Pilsner Beer 12x330ml - was: £12, now: £10
Budweiser Lager Beer Bottles 20 x 300ml - was: £14, now: £12.99
San Miguel Spain 12x330ml - was: £12, now: £9.50
London’s first urban cidery Hawkes launches salvaged cider
The tastemasters behind Brewdog have launched a new cider brand in a southern pocket of the capital - and it could be your summertime staple.
Hawkes uses surplus ‘wonky’ apples deemed not pretty enough for the supermarket aisles and transforms them into tasty cider in flavours like Pineapple Punch and Dead & Berried. For the purists, there’s also a classic cider, Urban Orchard. They come in packs of four and 12 and are set to make a refreshing change from your usual scrumpy.
Drinks brands embrace the 0 per cent ABV crowd
With summer here, it's easy to undo all the good work from moderating your drinking over the last few months - after all, is there anything more refreshing than sinking a few bottles in early evening sunshine? There's no reason to forgo a cold one as more of the world's drinks brands are adding non-alcoholic versions of their bestsellers to their offerings. The latest is Peroni Nastro Azzurro who has just launched a super-premium zero alcohol beer with all the flavour of its boozy brother but nothing else.
Best wine deals: white, red, rose, Prosecco and Champagne
Add sparkle with fizz and vino for less.
Freixenet Prosecco DOC 1.5L - was: £25.49, now: £20.24
Mionetto Orange Label Prosecco 75cl - was: £10, now: £8.50
Mabis La Carezza Pinot Nero - was: £10.99, now: £7.99
ASDA Extra Special Malbec Rosé - was: £7, now: £5
Freixenet launches 0 per cent ABV sparkling wine
Prosecco without the pounding hangover the morning after? Now you can raise a glass to Freixenet's new headache-free invention: 0 per cent sparkling wine in rose and white varieties. The vegan serves are low-cal too at just 19cal per glass. Whether you're cutting back or abstaining completely, these drinks means you no longer have to miss the party.
Best offers on spirits: gin, vodka, tequila and more
Whether you fancy a cocktail or prefer a something neat on the rocks, these mega discounts won’t fail to get you in the spirit.
Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin 70cl - was: £16.50, now: £14
Absolut Blue Original Swedish Vodka - was: £25, now: £20
Malibu Original Caribbean White Rum with Coconut Flavour - was: £20, now: £15
Three Barrels Brandy - was: £24, now: £169
Glen Moray Single Malt Scotch Whisky 70cl - was: £21, now: £18
Mortlach 15 Year Old - was: £120, now: £86.95
Johnnie Walker Blue Label - was: £165, now: £155
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey - was: £25, now: £16
Martell VS Fine Cognac - was: £15.50, now: £11.50
Baileys Apple Pie Irish Cream Liqueur 70cl - was: £17.99, now: £9.99
Smirnoff Premium Vodka - was: £20.50, now: £16.99
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Cazcabel tequila
Who doesn't love a good knees up? For Cinco de Mayo, Cazcabel Tequila has teamed up with Mexican restaurant Santo Remedio in London Bridge to launch a limited edition four course menu accompanied with special serves for the occasion. If you can't make it down to the restaurant, you can still try 250 special cocktails in various venues across the UK or better yet, make your own at home with a bottle of Cazcabel's finest.
Gordon’s guilt-free pink gin
Over in the gin world, Gordon’s has launched a boozeless version of its pink gin. It’s a twin of the original, just minus the alcohol, making school night G&Ts a happy possibility. Try it with tonic and a few of your favourite berries frozen in ice cube blocks. Delicious.