Hot weather and clear skies: after months of waiting, summer is finally here.
This month should see the final covid restrictions fall, and coupled with Pride month and Father’s Day on June 20, there’s much to celebrate.
If all that’s left in your drinks cabinet are sticky liqueurs and a suspect 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 to help us pretend we’re somewhere far, far away, we’ve found offers galore to add straight to basket.
For those wishing to slide rather than splash into drinking, there are plenty of low and no-alcohol concoctions to discover. See our dedicated roundup just for the category.
See our favourite June bargains and offers on booze below
Best beer, cider and ale deals
Kick back this June with a cold bottle of suds.
BEER HAWK Belgian Craft Beer Mixed Case x 12 bottles - was: £35.95, now; £27.62
Peroni Nastro Azzurro Lager 12 x 330ml - was: £16.50, now: £13
Brewdog Punk India Pale Ale (IPA) 12 x 330ml - was: £14, now: £12
Leffe Ruby Belgian Abbey Beer Large Bottle, 6 x 750ml - was: £20, now: £16.60
Camden Hells Lager 12 x 330ml - was: £16, now: £12
Strongbow Original Cider 18 x 440ml - was: £13, now: £9.99
Kopparberg Cherry Fruit Cider 10 x 330ml - was: £12, now: £10
Budweiser Lager Beer Bottles 15 x 300ml - was: £12, now: £8
Peroni 18 x 330ml - was: £23.50, now: £19
Bud Light Lager Beer Bottle, 20 x 300ml - was: £12.50, now: £9.97
Corona Extra Premium Lager 18 x 330ml - was: £18, now: £15
Best Buds: Joe & Seph launch all-new Budweiser flavoured popcorn
Bringing a fun twist to happy hour, gourmet popcorn company Joe & Seph’s have teamed up with the ‘King of Beers’, Budweiser, for their latest flavour. Perfect for Bud fans as well as a quirky gift for Father’s Day, the small-batch air-popped snack is infused with 17 per cent real beer and smothered with buttery caramel to deliver a sweet hit. Cheers!
Best wine deals: white, red, rose, Prosecco and Champagne
Put the sparkle back into the month with fizz and vino for less.
Bottega Pink Gold Prosecco Bundle - was; £62.25, now: £48.50
Whispering Angel - was: £18.99, now: £15.99
Château de Berne Provence Rosé - was: £13.49, now: £9.99
Miraval Rose, 75cl by Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie - was: £14.90, now: £13.90
Laurent Perrier Vintage Brut Champagne 75cl - was: £52, now: £42
Bollinger Special Cuvee, Non Vintage Champagne 75cl - was: £45, now: £35
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV Champagne 75cl - was: £35, now: £25
Frassinelli Prosecco Rose 2020 - was: £14.94, now; £12.95
Luis Felipe Edwards Bin Series Sauvignon Blanc - was: £8.99, now: £5.99
Bredon Cuvee Jean Louis Brut NV75 - was: £26.99, now: £17.99
Vinalba Malbec 75cl - was: £10, now: £5
Free vino Drops all month long
Virtual wine cellar Drop is so thrilled that summer is finally here, it's celebrating by waiving all delivery charges throughout June.
So whether you’re having an al-fresco dinner with friends, soaking up rays in a park (they do picnic hampers too), settling down for a Euro kick-off or just fancy a sip of something delicious, Drop is at your beck and call. No minimum orders, either. Happy summer!
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 - was: £15, now: £11
Pimm's No. 1 Original 70cl - was: £16, now: £10
Bloom Jasmine & Rose Gin - was: £26.49, now: £23.84
Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Distilled Orange Flavoured Gin 70cl - was: £25, now: £20
Bombay Bramble Distilled Gin 70cl - was: £22, now: £18
Malibu Original White Rum with Coconut Flavour 1L - was: £20, now: £15
Plymouth Original Botanical Dry Gin, 70cl - was: £26.69, now: £20
Sipsmith London Dry Gin, 70cl - was: £28.99, now: £22.50
Jaffa Cake Gin - was: £27.85, now: £21.06
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky with Gift Box, 70cl - was: £189, now: £129.85
Jameson Irish Whiskey 1L – was: £30, now: £25
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur - was: £23, now: £20
Bell's Blended Scotch Whisky 1L - was: £20.50, now: £16
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Gift Set 12 x 3cl - was: £69.95, now: £55.96
Master of Malt Rum - was: £24.95, now: £17.95
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Strength Whiskey, 70cl - was: £84.68, now: £54.99
Jack Daniel's Whiskey 70cl - was: £25, now: £16
Pique summer vibes with Aperol
Aperol and luxury picnic hamper company PIQUE have joined forces to create an al fresco Aperitivo experience to remember. The hampers are packed with a brand-new portable Aperol Spritz kit featuring 35cl bottles of Aperol and Cinzano Prosecco D.O.C - hello Aperol on-the-go!
The drinks are supported by a cast of delectable nibbles (think arancini, prosciutto and melon salads and king of cheeses, buratta) and are available for delivery nationwide, as well as to a variety of the capital's hot spots like Battersea Park, Hyde Park and Regent’s Park.
Deliveries can be made between 11:00 – 12:00 at the weekend, and between 17:00 – 18:30 during the week.
Crystal clear Pride
June is a month of many things, including Pride. Loads of companies are launching special rainbow-coloured products in support of LGBT+ rights, including booze brand, Crystal Head Vodka. A percentage of the £140 sale price on it's multicoloured Crystal Head Vodka Pride Edition Magnum bottle will go to the brand’s charity partner Kaleidoscope Trust, the international LGBT+ human rights charity founded in 2011.
NEW: A juicier summer serve with Malibu Watermelon
Supercharge your summer with the juicy notes of the all-new Malibu Watermelon and Malibu Watermelon Lemonade tinnies. Perfect for keeping your cool in our long-awaited heatwave, Malibu Watermelon is bursting with tropical flavours, while the cans are ideal for park meets. Bottoms up!
NEW: New White Claw variety pack tinnies
If you're curious about trying hard seltzers, US brand White Claw has a tantalising new offer. It's just dropped its first eight can variety pack with flavours like raspberry, natural lime, black cherry and mango, so you can dip a toe in and see how you like them. The new pack is ideal for splitting with friends - or just working through on your own on a sunny afternoon.
The star of your next garden party - cocktail kegs
We've embraced many things from our American cousins: proms are now an end-of-school staple, British cheerleading is on the rise, and kegs are fast becoming the star of the garden party.
Typically full of beer, they cut down on plastic and recycling by housing litres of beautiful hops in one steel container. Now Liberation Cocktails have upped the ante, pouring five litres of their wondrous pre-mixed drinks into a keg, complete with a pull out tab. Working out to 33 regular serves, flavours include Espresso Martini, Strawberry Daquiri, Pornstar Martini, and Gin Garden. Each costs £99, but they'll last for over a month once tapped.