ALDI has released a new festive dupe right in time for Christmas.
The budget supermarket is now selling a £5.49 amaretto liqueur and customers are thrilled.
One shopper described the festive tipple as “absolute bliss” on Facebook.
Aldi describes its Bellucci Amaretto Velvet Liqueur as having “creamy almond flavours that meet delicious vanilla notes”.
The liqueur is a dupe of the more expensive Disaronno Velvet Liqueur which retails at £16.50, meaning that customers buying the Aldi dupe will save over £11.
The budget supermarket recommends sipping the tipple over ice or adding a dash into a warm mug of cocoa to create a delicious hot drink.
Aldi has also suggested that the liqueur works wonders in its smooth operator espresso martini, made up of:
- 20ml of vodka
- 40ml of the velvet liqueur
- 15ml of sugar syrup or 1 teaspoon of honey
- One small espresso
Aldi shoppers can bag the bargain liqueur in-store and online.
You can find your nearest store online using the Aldi store locator on its website.
Those still loyal to the Disaronno version can still shop around for a better deal.
While the tasty tipple usually retails at £16.50 some supermarkets have dropped their prices.
Waitrose has also dropped the price of a bottle to £13.
Aldi isn’t the only supermarket to introduce new festive tipples.
M&S has introduced a new gold glitter-infused bubbly dubbed “Marks and Sparkle” and customers have been rushing to stores to get their hands on the £10 tipple.
The popular bottles of M&S gin liqueur feature flecks of gold glitter and they also light up.
There are two flavours this year – clementine and spiced sugar plum.
And in previous years the drinks have been a sell-out and M&S even slapped them with a buying limit because of the huge demand.
And the price of a bottle of snow globe gin has gone down this year.
But Aldi’s sells similar dupes for £13.99 – a whole £2 cheaper than the M&S snow globe liqueurs.
This year Aldi has revealed three new bottle designs, two of which light up, each with a flurry of 23-carat gold flakes.
The Infusionist Gold Flake light-up gin liqueurs were released in stores on Monday, November 7.
The discount supermarket offers three flavours – morello cherry, clementine and blackcurrant and blackberry.
As always if you’re enjoying a tipple, remember to be Drinkaware.