Love gin? In particular, pink gin? Then you’re in luck. Lidl are releasing two new tinted spirits just in time for the Christmas season.
If you haven’t heard of Hortus Gin then get ready to, ’cause their Rhubarb and Ginger and Raspberry gin liqueurs are bound to hit the big time.
Both the gins and another spiced rum are priced under £16 which I’d say is agreeable in this day and age – especially for this time of the year.
The two gins will set you back £11.99 while the Liberte Aged Black Spiced Rum comes in at £15.99.
The Hortus range has proved a huge success with Lidl thanks to its budget prices.
According to Cosmopolitan, Lidl’s spirits consultant Tristan Stephenson said of the range:
The Hortus Scottish Raspberry Gin Liqueur is wonderfully sweet, and so helps to emphasise the fruit flavours. It could be consumed on its own, over ice, or as part of a Spritz with champagne…
The Rhubarb and Ginger goes brilliantly with an earthy ginger beer, replacing your usual tonic mixer.
Kraken, a leading spiced rum brand for example, usually costs £23.50 per bottle.
Lidl’s preparation for the festive season could prove not only cost effective, but highly popular too after the store recently released a ‘hangover-free’ Prosecco.
The miracle ‘Organic Prosecco Spumante’ is all set to hit shelves this Thursday and priced at a very reasonable £7.99 is pretty much guaranteed to sell out before long.
According to Lidl’s master of wine, Richard Bampfield, the bubbly has bright aromas of ‘pear and white peach’.
And the reason it doesn’t give you a fuzzy head in the morning? Organic Prosecco uses less sulphites, the little devils that have been linked to hangovers.
If you fancy getting your hands on some, you better be quick – it’s expected the limited edition bottles will fly off the shelves as the party season nears and Prosecco continues to grow in popularity.
According to industry body IWSR (International Wines and Spirits Record), the UK market is expected to soar by more than 17 per cent by 2020 to 8.3 million cases, making it double the size of the US market which is predicted to reach 4.2m cases by then.
Globally, sales of Prosecco are expected to soar by 36 per cent in the next five years, giving the Italian fizz an impressive 9.2 per cent of the sparkling wine market.