By now, we all know (and love) Aldi for its bargain dupes of leading products and brands. The beauty aisle of the budget supermarket is packed full of amazing dupes, often at less than half the price of their market-leading counterparts.
If you take a walk down the drinks and spirits aisle you’ll also notice a lot of Aldi alcohol dupes. Having been awarded Best Spirits Supermarket 2022 at the People’s Choice Awards, Supermarket Own Branded Spirits Range of the Year at the International Spirits Festival and crowned Wine Supermarket of the Year 2021 at the International Wine & Spirits Competition, Aldi knows what it’s doing when it comes to alcoholic tipples.
From bottles of gin based on Hendrick’s, Gordon’s and Mirabeau to Aldi’s versions of Grey Goose vodka, Pimm’s and Aperol, join us as we stock up our drinks trolley with all these Aldi alcohol dupes (and save ourselves money in the process).
Aldi alcohol dupes
Aldi cherry blossom gin
The Infusionist Cherry Blossom Gin Liqueur, £10.99, Aldi (available in-store only)
Aldi says: ‘The tipple boasts delicate floral flavours of cherry blossom that pair perfectly with zesty citrus notes. What’s more, at an impressive price of just £10.99 per bottle, this gin liqueur is certainly one to watch out for as shoppers can save 50% compared to Akori Cherry Blossom Gin – blooming gin-tastic!’
Aldi spiced rum
Dupe for: Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, £20, Tesco
Aldi says: ‘The beautifully balanced tipple boasts a complex spice blend, characterised by vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger. The Caribbean-inspired flavour explosion is complemented by notes of butter and oak, followed by hints of black pepper and toffee.’
Dupe for: Grey Goose Vodka, £46, Harvey Nichols
Aldi’s own-brand Saint Germont vodka just won gold at the World Vodka Awards 2022, beating bottles that cost more than double the price.
Aldi says: ‘Carefully crafted in the heart of France, Saint Gérmont Réserve Vodka is made using French wheat and crystal clear water from the Charentes region. This exceptional vodka is distilled five times for purity.’
Aldi says: ‘Aldi’s first-ever Tequila will get the summer fiestas started. Boasting fruity and herbal notes, Aldi’s El Toro Tequila (70cl, £16.99) is ideal in a margarita or neat with a slice of lime, transporting shoppers to the ultimate Mexican beachside paradise.’
Aldi lime vodka
Dupe for: Absolut Lime Vodka, £19.99, Aldi
Aldi says: ‘Iskall Lime Vodka (70cl, £12.99), is smooth, rich and with refreshing distinct notes of freshly pressed lime, this new flavoured vodka has a slightly sweet and fruity finish. All that is left to do is add ice and lemonade and shoppers have themselves the ultimate vodka mix to celebrate the warm weather.’
Aldi Provencal Rosé Gin
Dupe for: Mirabeau Rosé Gin, £35, Waitrose
Aldi says: ‘Encased in an elegant bottle, this stunning pink gin will save shoppers over a whopping 54% compared to popular Mirabeau Rosé Gin. Boasting floral, herbal and citrus notes, Aldi’s pretty in pink gin is infused with Provençal botanicals for the ultimate taste of the French Riveria which customers won’t baguette about – à la vôtre!’
Aldi Rosé Cider
Taurus Rosé Cider 10 x 440ml, £7.99, Aldi
Aldi says: ‘Why not try Taurus Rose Cider? It is a deliciously light and fruity rose cider, made with blush-red apples – best enjoyed ice cold! At just £7.99 for a pack of 10 x 440ml, it’s 35% cheaper than Strongbow Rose Cider. That’s one sweet treat definitely worth savouring with friends!’
Aldi Glitter Globe Gin Liqueur
Dupe for: Elderflower Gin Liqueur Glitter Globe, £15, M&S (discontinued)
Aldi says: ‘Something to entertain both the palette and the eyes, this vibrantly beautiful bottle will not only impress guests around the garden table with that extra hint of pizazz but will save shoppers over 13% compared to M&S’s popular bottle.
‘Joining Aldi’s already popular Infusionist range, this snow globe bottle will inspire shoppers to go for gold and indulge on a tasty gin liqueur infused with sweet peach and elderflower. All that’s left to do is shake to wake the flecks of 23-carat gold leaf.’
Aldi Sicilian lemon gin
Aldi says: ‘The elegantly smooth and complex taste that you experience when you sip Greyson’s Sicilian lemon-flavoured gin is best described as rich, fresh and zesty – perfect for those long summer evenings.’
Aldi Mediterranean orange gin
Aldi says: ‘The elegantly smooth and complex taste that you experience when you sip the Greyson’s Mediterranean Orange flavour gin is best described as sharp citrus notes followed by a well-rounded sweet orange flavour.’
Aldi pink gin
Aldi says: ‘This premium Pink Gin has fresh raspberry and strawberry flavours, followed by notes of juniper and subtle blackberry.’
Dupe for: Hendrick’s Gin, £39.99, Selfridges
Aldi says: ‘Harrison Gin is crisp and smooth with zesty botanicals, floral aromas well balanced with juniper and refreshing cucumber.’
Dupe for: Aperol Aperitif, £14.95, Slurp
Aldi says: ‘Aperini has a unique taste, thanks to being perfectly flavoured with bitter and sweet oranges and many other herbs and roots. For a prosecco spritz, just add a slice of orange and crushed ice to 3 parts prosecco and 2 parts aperini.’
Aldi summer punch
Dupe for: Pimm’s Spirit Drink No. 1, £17.50, Asda
Aldi says: ‘Classic summer punch with a fruity, spice flavour, delicious hints of citrus fruits and a velvety soft finish. Pour 25ml of Austin’s into a tall glass with plenty of ice and top up with lemonade. Add a slice of lemon, some citrus zest and a sprig of mint to garnish.’