Now that spring has arrived, you may be peering at your drinks shelf, wondering how to celebrate when the weekend rolls around.
If all that’s left are almost-empty bottles of sticky liqueurs and a strange spirit that you’re sure keeps climbing back out of the bin, there’s only one thing for it: time to restock (and perhaps call an exorcist).
The good news is that it’s officially spring, which means warmer temperatures and longer days are coming.
April also brings with it a few celebrations: our glut of Bank Holidays. Drinks brands everywhere are marking these national days off with special offers and promotions to keep you suitably quenched through the celebrations.
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), there are offers galore to add straight to basket.
For those wishing to slide gently 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 April bargains on booze below
Best beer, cider and ale deals
Kick back with a chilled bottle of suds.
All About the Hops Ale Mixed Pack Bottles 6x500ml - was: £10, now: £8.50
Peroni Nastro Azzurro Italy - was: £16.50, now: £14
Bud Light Lager Beer cans 18x440ml - was: £15, now: £12
Budweiser Lager Beer Bottles 15x300ml - was: £12, now: £8
Best wine deals: white, red, rose, Prosecco and Champagne
Put the sparkle back into the month with fizz and vino for less.
Mark your diary: wine merchant Artelium will be wiping 10 per cent off the price of its bottles over the weekend of April 23 - 25 to celebrate their opening and St George’s Day. Proudly made across English vineyards, this is sparkling English wine at its best.
Esprit de Buganay Côtes de Provence Rosé - was: £13.49, now: £8.99
Kylie Minogue Rose Wine - was: £9, now: £7
Jardin de Roses AOP Languedoc Rose - was: £13.49, now: £8.99
First Cape Merlot - was: £7.79, now: £4.99
Trivento Reserve Malbec - was: £8, now: £6
Broglia Gavi DOCG - was: £15.99, now: £10
Canti Prosecco Spumante - was: £10, now: £7
Gosset Grande Reserve Brut Champagne - was: £50, now: £40
Moët & Chandon Impérial Gift Box - was: £36, now: £29
Freixenet Prosecco D.O.C. - was: £12, now: £9
Picnic drinks in the bag, BABE
BABE, the USA's most popular canned wine (launched by Insta A-lister The Fat Jewish) has landed on our shores, just in time for picnic season. To celebrate, the brand is offering ES Best readers 20 per cent off the website until April 30 using the code ESBABE.
The ESBABE discount code is valid until 30th April 2021 and entitles customers to 20% off all products purchased from uk.drinkbabe.net (subject to availability and while stocks last). Enter the code ESBABE at checkout and the discount will be applied to the value of your order. This discount can only be used once per customer and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. No cash alternative is available. You must be 18 or older to use this discount. UK deliveries only. Please drink responsibly.
Best deals on spirits: gin, vodka, whisky and more
Whether you fancy a hot toddy or prefer a dram on the rocks, these discounts will get you in the spirit.
Cointreau Mix Me a Margarita bundle
Cointreau has released a margarita cocktail experience with a limited edition paint by numbers set to create a Acapulco-inspired Cointreau margarita print at home.
The 'Mix me a Margarita' bundle is available at Difford's Guide, and includes everything you need to start creating your margarita at home: 2 Cointreau rocks glasses, 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 spring.
Pre-order is 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.
Regal Rogue Wild Rose Vermouth - was: £16.25, now: £10.25
Haig Club Clubman Single Grain Scotch Whisky - was: £25, now: £16
Captain Morgan Dark Rum - was: £24.95, now: £20.95
Ballantine's Finest Blended Scotch Whisky - was: £18, now: £15
Kopparberg Passionfruit & Orange Premium Gin - was: £20, now: £18
Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka - was: £17, now: £14