As the season of making merry is upon us, it is time to spruce up your festive sipping with our top picks of Christmas drinks that are guaranteed to bring some festive cheer to your celebrations.
Tequila Rose Liqueur
Tequila Rose is a tequila based strawberry cream liqueur. It is made from real dairy, and is a wonderful drink to share with friends and family this festive season. It has a strong taste of fresh wild strawberry with a slight kick coming from the tequila, giving it a perfect balance making it not too sweet to drink straight and perfect in a host of cocktails.
The Tequila Rose gift pack is a wonderful gift for Christmas and not only will friends and family get to enjoy a 500ml bottle of Tequila Rose but they will also get two Tequila Rose shot glasses to toast the festive period in style. It is available from www.drinksupermarket.com and the RRP is £17.99.
Baileys Almande is deliciously indulgent and is an ideal Christmas treat for the vegan in your life. A perfect grown-up gift, Baileys Almande combines the rich, creamy taste of pure almond milk with the luxurious, velvety texture of Baileys original. This is a sumptuous drink that is dairy free, vegan friendly, and utterly irresistible to all.
Baileys Almande blends lavish vanilla with sweet almond oil and almond essence from pure crushed almonds and offers all the luxury of Baileys in an innovative new way. The best way to serve this drink is by adding a few cubes of ice to a short tumbler, pouring the Baileys Almande over the ice and then serving.
Laura Pearce, Marketing Director for Baileys at Diageo said: “Baileys is one of the UK’s most-loved spirit brands and with Baileys Almande we’ve created an indulgent treat that can be enjoyed by those who either can’t, or choose not to, have dairy in their diets. It’s also perfectly delicious for those who can have dairy as well!”
Baileys is available nationwide in all major retailers. The RRP is £20.00 for 700ml.
Gin Lane 1751
Gin Lane 1751 is another fabulous festive drink that is perfect for gin lovers. It has a style of bold juniper and hints of liquorice, that celebrates the Victorian gin-making era.
Gin Lane 1751 “Victoria” Pink is a small batch gin, and the only authentically-made pink gin on the market. It is infused with naturally blended spiced bitters and can be served neat and well-chilled as the simplest of cocktails or as a chic alternative to a Gin & Tonic.
It is available from Selfridges, Amazon, Aldi, Co-op, Masters of Malt and The Drink Shop. The RRP is £19.99.
This winter Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is launching two new editions that are perfect for the festive season.
Chambord transforms ordinary drinks into vibrant creations with fun, fruity flavours and colour. You can create delicious cocktails that can be enjoyed with family and friends this Christmas by mixing Chambord with gin, vodka or prosecco.
Chambord is available in 2 sizes; 20cl and 50cl. The 20cl bottle is packaged in a beautiful deep purple box, covered in raspberries. Chambord 20cl is available from all major supermarkets throughout the UK for RRP £8.00. The Chambord 50cl bottle can be found at Tesco stores nationwide or on Amazon for RRP £18.00
Langley’s Old Tom Gin
Another fabulous drink for Christmas is Langley’s Old Tom Gin. This premium gin brand has been central to the revival of a nearly forgotten style of gin. This gin is more intensely botanical and noticeably sweeter than a London Dry gin.
Old Tom Gin has a rich and rounded flavour with a distinguished character for long drinks and cocktails. This Victorian recipe reflects the era when its popularity peaked.
Tom Collins, one of the most popular gin cocktails, is also said to have taken its name from Old Tom. The sweeter style of this gin lends itself perfectly to this cocktail, giving balance to the zing of lemons and the gin’s spices.
Old Tom Gin is a fabulous gin to enjoy this festive season and is a friendly introduction to the casual drinker but still entices the real connoisseur. The RRP is £25.00 for 70cl.
Grey Goose La Vanille
Grey Goose La Vanille is back again thanks to popular demand. It is a fabulous drink for the festive season and is great to share with family and friends.
An iconic flavour in the Grey Goose portfolio, La Vanille is a flavoured vodka made by blending Grey Goose Original with natural vanilla flavour sourced from beans harvested in Madagascar.
Grey Goose Vodka is distilled from French wheat and is made with spring water from Gensac-la-Pallue that is filtered through limestone. It has an exceptional perfectly balanced taste and delicate aroma of vanilla that complements the finest coffee to bring out a dynamic flavour profile. It creates the ultimate twist on the Espresso Martini Cocktail.
Grey Goose La Vanille is a fantastic drink to celebrate the Christmas season with. The RRP is £40.00 and it is available from Ocado.