We all indulge over the festive season and for me Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of fizz and warming tipples to really make it a Merry Christmas.
Not only that but I also give alcohol to those people I find hard to buy for – it always goes down well so why not!
Here is a selection of some jolly drinks to keep the mood merry.
TGI Fridays ready mix cocktails
I don’t know about you but when ever I buy premade cocktails they are always a let down, having a sort of chemical taste? so I tend to mix my own, which can be a faff. These ready mixed cocktails are so delicious, I can honestly highly recommend them (especially the Long Island ice tea!) they are full of flavour and you really get the alcahol hit too. If you or someone you know loves TGI Fridays and the fun cocktails they have then these will be a guaranteed hit! Available in Passionfruit Martini, Pink Punk Mojito and Long Island Iced Tea
There is a staple lager in our house and that’s Cobra, I don’t think there is anything as refreshing and crisp as well as being the perfect accompaniment to some spice! For Christmas how about this King Cobra served up in its own royal champagne bottle? It’s so smooth and easy drinking but has a real kick due to the double fermentation that takes part within the bottle itself. Suitable for vegetarians & vegans whilst looking really striking to add to any festive gift collection.
FindMeAGift personalised Prosecco
By now you will know that approximately 60% of my system is made up of Prosecco and over Christmas this can increase substantially. I do find it difficult to give away as a gift and I normally tend to drink it for myself before it’s even made it into my present cupboard! A solution may be to get a personalised wine label (although not guaranteed!) to let your loved one know that you have thought about them with the gift of festive fizz. The label on this one says it all – it’s always an emergency in our house!
Cranes Cranberry & Blood Orange Liqueur
To go with the festive fizz how about this Christmas in a bottle flavoured liqueur? The quintessential flavour of this makes it easy to enjoy on its own or in a range of Christmas cocktails – helpfully a few recipes are included on the label too! It would jazz up a cosmopolitan or you could even warm it for a mulled liqueur! It’s not too overpowering simply by itself either so realistically, it’s not going to last long!
The Summerton club Whisky – bottle of the month
One gift that I buy every year is whisky. It’s going to be hard to not by my dad one this year and this tradition will be as sorely missed as he is, however I think I’m going to carry it on his memory. The somemrton club has a monthly whisky only available to its members making each one really special. I loved the presentation of this Swedish whisky (Mackmyra Gruvguld single malt – doesn’t it sound majestic!) even down to the carved wooden stopper, it’s a really stunning bottle. This single malt was like pure velvet and really would make a much appreciated gift.
Proudly Vegan wines
It can sometimes be be hard to cater for everyone and make sure everyone is happy, but this range of vegan wines are perfect for gifts to really show you have thought or dietary preferences or simply for the Christmas table. These wines are the only 100% truly vegan range, right down to the glue on the label – honestly I would have completely overlooked the elements of vegan wine and just brought any so this has really opened my eyes. There is no scrimping on taste either and while it’s available in red, white & rosè everyone can have a merry Christmas.
So there is my roundup of perfect festive tipples, what drink to you prefer over Christmas or do you have a traditional family toast with a snowball perhaps?
these items were sent to me for inclusion of this gift guide. All images and words are my own opinion