Get in the holiday spirit for less with these cheap and tasy cocktail ideas


CHEERS to the bank holiday weekend.

Times have been tough but, with an extra day off for many, you may as well raise a glass to making it through such a strange time.

Enjoy great cocktails on the cheat with these great deals and recipes

Us Brits love our prosecco and there are few homes without a bottle — but if you fancy jazzing it up, these ideas can magic it into cheap-and-easy cocktails . . . 

APERITIVO TIME: A refresh-ing Aperol Spritz is a summer fave and you can make your own without much effort or outlay. Fill a large wine glass with ice then mix equal parts of prosecco with Lidl’s own aperitivo, Bitterol, £7.99. This is nearly half the price of Aperol, on sale at Tesco and Waitrose for £15. Top up with a dash of soda and an orange slice, if you feel fancy.

SAVE: £7.01

GIN IT TO WIN IT: Two iconic drinks — gin and prosecco. So what about both together? For a sassy garden beverage, try making a pink-gin spritz. I like to use 50ml Gordon’s Pink — currently £13 at Asda, down from £16.50 — into a large wine glass filled with ice. Then simply add an equal measure of lemonade and top off with around 25ml of prosecco. Simply delightful.

SAVE: £3.50

SUPER SORBET: Fancy something a little more indulgent? Lemon lovers need to try this. All you need is your prosecco and some lemon sorbet — you can get a 900ml tub of Gianni’s from Aldi for £1.99, which works out as better value than at Sainsbury’s where a 500ml tub is £2.20. Simply plonk a large scoop of sorbet in your glass – pre-chilled, if you like — then top off with prosecco. Maybe add a few shavings of lemon zest and mint for extra kick.

CIDER HOUSE RULES: Prosecco and cider go together supris-ingly well. Fill a glass with two parts chilled prosecco, one part apple cider. I’m a fan of Aspall Draught Apple Cyder, £2 a bottle at Tesco, and you can currently get three bottles for £5. Perhaps add a splash of brandy for extra punch.

SAVE: £1 on three bottles of cider

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