We’re gin the money again as we shop around for the best booze bargains – plus a change to win £15,000

SHAKEN, stirred, with tonic or in a cocktail, gin is a solid pick for most occasions. But, thanks to the sugar tax and the spirit costing six per cent more than last year per bottle, it is enough to give you a headache before any has passed your lips.

To celebrate World Gin Day today, Sun Savers has shopped around for the best boozy bargains.

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That’s just the tonic…although with a shot of gin it would be even better[/caption]

BEST CLASSIC

If you are proud that your taste in booze is cheap and cheerful, Tesco’s own-brand Windsor Castle London Dry Gin 70cl could be the drink for you.

It is in no way linked to the Royal Family – although we can think of some members who would not turn a glass down – and you will get the most out of it by serving it over ice with your favourite mixer and fresh lime.

But the best thing about this one? It is only a tenner.

BEST VARIATION

Reckon you have tried every gin-based drink going? Maybe it is time to get your gin kicks another way.

You can get G&T cake frosting from Sainsbury’s for £1.50, which will definitely give any celebration a twist on an old classic. Lather your cupcakes in it, or just grab a spoon and tuck in.

You can also get Cornish gin fudge from Sainsbury’s for £3.95, or pick up a pack of G&T ice lollies from Aldi for £1.99, reduced from £2.99.

BEST ON THE GO

Summer will hopefully mean plenty of BBQs and days lazing in the park – neither of which are complete without a drink.

Snap up pre-mixed G&T cans from Aldi for 85p – they even come in diet variations.

Asda also does G&T cans. If you fancy a bit more variation, and have a bit more to spend, get four mix-and-match cans for £5 at Asda. You can combine standard cans, slimline, and pink G&T in the deal.

BEST FLAVOURED

Upgrade your tipple by going for a flavoured gin.

There are so many available, ranging from classic rhubarb to more unusual miniatures, such as the sweet and citrusy Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur, 5cl for £8.45 from 31DOVER.com.

We like the Edinburgh Gin Raspberry Liqueur 20cl, £10.25 from the same site.

It is not too sweet and is a limited edition variation, making you feel extra special.

BEST GIFT

James Bond ordered a pink gin in Ian Fleming’s novel, The Man With The Golden Gun, in 1965 – and it is a summer favourite 53 years on.

Tesco’s Pink Gin Selection Gift Set includes four miniatures for £12.

It is perfect for a present and features cute mini 5cl bottles of Edinburgh Gin Distillery Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur, Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin, Edgerton Original Pink Gin, and Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin.

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