Corona Extra is gearing up for Christmas with the launch of a gift pack in the UK.

The Mexican brand, owned by Grupo Modelo and distributed in the UK by Wells and Young's, will be available in the packs exclusively in over 600 Tesco stores. The pack consists of two 330ml bottles, a branded bottle cooling jacket, bottle opener and four coasters, and will be available in the country from this week.

An on-pack promotion will also run, offering one winner a party for themselves and 20 friends on a Corona Extra double decker bus.

"The gift pack will further enhance our exposure in the market in the run-up to Christmas," said Angel Garcia Gomez, head of Corona Extra in the UK. "With strong branding of the ultimate party beer on the packaging, it gives Corona Extra a chance to communicate the essence of the brand on the shelf."

Corona boasted a 30% leap in sales in the UK for the first half of the year, lifting the brand to become the second-largest premium packaged lager in the country.