Get into the Christmas spirit with these delicious drinks that will help get any party started….
This cute little bottle of bubbly (20cl) is perfect for stocking fillers or as a Secret Santa gift (£12). Champagne is always a winner and we love the fact that this has a little jacket, to make it an extra special gift.
Bath Tub Sloe Gin
Not only do we love the fact that this spirit has won the Gold Outstanding Award at the 2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition but we are obsessed with the packaging and of course the flavour. Almost half a pound of sloe berries go into making a bottle of this Sloe gin, ensuring an explosive taste in every sip. Filled with delicious botanicals including juniper, orange peel and cinnamon.
Boodles Mulberry Gin
Perfect for sipping warm or cold. We actually made a delicious cocktail using this gin- Lime cordial, fresh lime juice, tonic water and of course the mulberry gin. It combines delicate mulberries with notes of raspberry and currant to create a sweet and subtle medley.
When the weather starts getting colder there really is nothing better than cosying up with a delicious glass of red wine. Apothem Dark use a unique blend of grape varieties that together reveal distant textures and unlock a new wine experience. Perfect accompaniment for richer foods and succulent red meats.
An award-winning product that supports a fantastic cause. Founders Tessa and Gerlach created the brand as a means of raising money for a cause close to their hearts, African elephant conservation. They give 15% of their proceeds to elephant protection to help ensure that these beautiful creatures survive and thrive for many generations to come. So you can enjoy this delicious drink knowing that you are helping make a difference to Elephants. It’s also presented in a beautiful gift box, making it an extra special gift for any gin fans.
Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio
Another award winning drink that is perfect for a party. It’s a light bodied Pinot Grigio with bubbles with zesty citrus and orange blossom aromas. At £8.00 it’s a great alternative to champers if you’re trying to watch the pennies.
Koko Kanu is the UK’s leading coconut white rum, imported from Jamaica. With coconut continuing to be one of the nation’s favourite ingredients it will be a real pleaser at any party this year. Delicious and versatile.
Aperol Spritz is one of our all time favourite alcoholic drinks. It’s traditionally a summery drink but we love drinking it all year round… add an orange slice and a sprig of something green like rosemary to give it a Christmassy look and feel.
St Peter’s Gluten-Free Beer
If you’re gluten-free but love beer then give St Peter’s beer a try. What is unique about St Peter’s gluten free beers is they don’t use any gluten containing ingredients whatsoever in the brewing process, instead they are made using sorghum, a cereal favoured by gluten-free sufferers. It is more expensive to make beer using sorghum, however it guarantee’s coeliacs or people following a g-free diet an 100% gluten free pint. They also do an alcohol free range so check that out if you want to avoid the hangover.
Not drinking this Christmas? Don’t worry, there are some great alternatives available…
Belvoir Alcohol Free Wines
Belvoir is known for its delicious range of all natural Cordials and gently sparkling Presses and has now decided to turn its hand to developing a range of drinks to mimic the sensation of drinking wine but which don’t leave you with the sore head when you’ve over-done it. SO now you can feel like you are having a ‘drink’ without the hangover. They have Belvoir Shiraz , Belvoir Chardonnay and Belvoir Rosé without the hangover.
James White Classic Apples Range of Apple Juices
This elegant range with a stylish new label design comprises five premium apple juices from English orchards: Bramley; Cox; Russet; Apple & Elderflower and Apple & Summer Berries. They make the perfect sophisticated alternative to wine, using filtration techniques borrowed from the wine world. If you’re partial to a crisp dry wine then Bramley is the juice for you. For those who like it rich and sweet try Russet which has characterises of a dessert wine. While Cox provides a delicious light and fruity taste, as one would expect from Britain’s favourite apple. All feel right at home served in a wine glass, so who will know the difference?
Great Uncle Cornelius’ Refresher Range
The Great Uncle Cornelius range is a small assortment of British bespoke non-alcoholic drinks, using high quality ingredients with an unusual and exciting flavour. Warm up on the cold Christmas night with the gingeriest drink of them all, Great Uncle Cornelius’ Ginger Refresher is spiced only with pressed root ginger juice and has a delicious soft warm spiciness. If you do fancy a tipple, just add a measure of Dark Rum to make a Dark ‘n’ Stormy. The Lemon Refresher is a uniquely refreshing drink to quench the thirst, perfect on its own or great as a gin & juice as a refreshing alternative to a G&T. And new to the range is Rhubarb Refresher, a light pink pressed rhubarb with apple drink.