May, a glorious month bookended by bank holidays, is here and there’s pleny of celebrate.
From a further relaxing of covid restrictions (fingers crossed for May 17) to Cinco de Mayo (May 5), Eurovision (grand final on May 22) and the final May Bank Holiday Weekend that will drop us into June, there’s so much to look forward to.
Drinks brands everywhere are marking these big events with special offers and promotions to keep you suitably quenched through the celebrations.
If all that’s left in your drinks cabinet are sticky liqueurs and a spirit that you’re certain keeps climbing back out of the bin, there’s only one thing for it: time to restock (and perhaps call an exorcist).
From celebratory bottles of bubbles and classic cocktail spirits like gin and vodka to warming distillations of rum and whisky (because it is still chilly in the evenings), we’ve found offers galore to add straight to basket.
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For those wishing to gently slip rather than splash into moderate drinking, there are plenty of low and no-alcohol concoctions to discover. See our dedicated roundup just for the category.
See our favourite May bargains on booze below
Best wine deals: white, red, rose, Prosecco and Champagne
Put the sparkle back into the month with fizz and vino for less.
Bottega Accademia Rainbow Prosecco DOC - was: £79.85, now: £67.87
Aldi Costellore Prosecco Spumante DOC - was: £5.99, now: £4.99
Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV Champagne 75cl - was: £40, now: £26.66
Maison Castel Côtes de Provence Rosé 75cl - was: £13.49, now: £8.99
Pommery Brut Royal Champagne NV 75cl - was: £40, now: £30
Snoop Dog: lyrical legend, cookbook author, JustEat posterboy and now - wine producer
The rap legend has teamed up with Australian wine brand 19 to launch a Rosé and Red in his own laid-back Californian style, available at The Bottle Club. Both are excellent partners to summer drinks and weekend barbecues, bursting with juicy fruity tones that will instantly transport you to the American West Coast. Both are available to pre-order now with delivery from May 3.
Steak and wine night with Tom Gilbey
The quest for the perfect wine to pair with a steak continues, and this time wine guru Tom Gilbey is stepped up to the plate. Broadcast from the firepit in Sophie's Steakhouse in Soho on Zoom and Instagram Live, Gilbey will pair three reds (from Argentina, France and Italy respectively) with a whopper 1kg Côte de Boeuf from HG Wells. He will also discuss other food and wine pairings so you can host your summer soirees like a pro. If you want to join in, it's £65 for the wines and £30 for the steak, which serves two ravenous diners.
Date: Friday, May 14 at 6.30pm. Book your delivery now.
Best offers on spirits: gin, vodka, whisky and more
Whether you fancy a cocktail or prefer a something neat on the rocks, these discounts will get you in the spirit.
Aperol Aperitivo - was: £16, now: £10
Clean Tequila - was: £19, now: £16
Tanqueray No. Ten Gin 70cl - was: £32.50, now: £25
Cotswolds Dry Gin 700ml - was: £37, now: £30
Maker’s Mark Handcrafted Kentucky Straight Bourbon Kentucky, USA 70cl - was: £32, now: £25
Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky 70cl - was: £33, now: £25
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey 70cl - was: £25, now: £16
Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin 1L - was: £24, now: £19
Southern Comfort 1L - was: £28.50, now: £18
Jack Daniels’ Tennessee Fire Cinnamon Whiskey 70cl - was: £25, now: £16
The spirit of Ibiza
The Bottle Club has partnered with Ibiza's O Beach to bring the spirit of the White Isle to your door. The gift box includes a pair of tickets to O Beach in Ibiza (valid until the end of Summer 2022 when travel will, hopefully be on the cards once more), a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne, a bottle of Ciroc Snap Frost Vodka, recipes fromt O Beach Ibiza's mixologists and an exclusive Spotify playlist created by the resident DJs to make you feel like you’re grooving on their dancefloor! The full effect is finished with an orange O Beach Ibiza branded Champagne flute and fan. Fill the paddling pool; back yard hedonism awaits.
Cinco de Mayo Dinner Party Kit with Jose Cuervo
Cinco de Mayo is here, and what better way to celebrate that with freshly made tequilas? Well, chef James Cochran has gone one better with a delicious food kit to celebrate Mexico's Day of Independence. Think wings and juicy chicken burgers encased in gloriously crunchy batter and topped with an array of Sauce Shop condiments and delectable toppings. As well as this feast, you'll get Jose Cuervo tequila and ingredients to mix watermelon and pineapple margaritas with a kick.
Order by May 3 for delivery by May 7, just in time to celebrate properly over the weekend.
Fill up on free gin with your next Pasta Evangelists order
Head to Pasta Evangelists where for a limited time, you can claim a free MALFY Gin kit with your orders of pasta, lasagne and more carby goodness. Inside the kit you’ll find two 50ml bottles of MALFY (Rosa and Con Arancia) and two Fever Tree Mediterranean tonics, so you can feel like you’re dining on the Amalfi coast. The offer is only good while stocks last so bag your free gin now.
NEW! Kopparberg fruit vodkas
Kopparberg has jumped into the vodka market, launching three flavours - Strawberry & Lime, Passionfruit and Lemon - ahead of the summer season. The drinks add a fun way to inject extra fruity flavour along with soda water or lemonade.
NEW! Baileys Colada Irish Cream Liqueur
If you thought Baileys was just for Christmas, think again. The creamy liqueur is making a play for your summer BBQ table with a fresh new launch that will transport you to the sunshine and heat of the tropics. Baileys Colada Irish Cream Liqueur (17 per cent ABV) with some pineapple chunks and ice makes the perfect accompaniment to cocktails in the garden - just blitz into a blender for an easy drink.
The limited editon bottle is available now from The Bottle Club. Order by 11:59pm on Sunday, May 2nd and you'll get half price delivery too!
Cointreau has released a margarita cocktail experience with a limited edition paint-by-numbers set to create a margarita print at home.
The 'Mix me a Margarita' bundle is available at Difford's Guide, and includes everything you need to start making your margarita at home: two Cointreau branded glasses, some Maldon salt to rim, a bright orange Cointreau lime squeezer with six fresh limes and of course, a 35cl bottle of Cointreau. All this, plus paints, brushes and the canvas to create your masterpiece! Just add in a bottle of Patron (or vodka if you prefer) and get set to enjoy a very adult colouring-in session this Cinco de Mayo.
Pre-order open for Johnnie Walker Blonde
Johnnie Walker Blonde (40 per cent ABV) is available to pre-order now from The Bottle Club priced £29.99 for a 70cl bottle, shipping from April 11. Order via the app (available on iOS and Android) and you can also enjoy 10 per cent off first orders using code APP_10.
Best beer, cider and ale deals
Kick back this May with a cold bottle of suds.
Brewdog Hazy Jane 12 x 330ml - was: £14, now: £12
Corona Extra Premium Lager 18 x 330ml - was: £18.50, now: £16
San Miguel Premium Lager Beer - was: £11, now: £9.87
Birra Moretti Lager Beer Bottles 12 x 330ml - was: £14, now: £12
Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime Cider 10 x 330ml - was: £12, now: £10
Thatchers Cloudy Lemon Cider 10 x 440ml - was: £12, now: £11