Waitrose has got 20-25% reductions on a number of their ciders at the moment bringing this refreshing, elegant perry down to an incredible £1.34 a 500ml bottle - and even cheaper on Ocado at £1.27.
Perry is often thought of as poor man's champagne but it could equally well be described as pauper's prosecco - light (well, lightish at 8%) gently sparkling and perfect for party drinking.
It's made in Herefordshire (by Westons according to ratebeer.com)
If you chilled it well and served it in champagne glasses I wonder if your friends would be able to tell the difference?
There's a recipe for a mulled version here.