Looking for a festive tipple a festive party, or a deliciously boozy Christmas gift idea? We have tracked down some of the best drinks this year that would make the perfect present or great accompaniment to Christmas dinner and festive entertaining. But remember, please drink responsibly this Christmas….
10 Festive Party Drinks
[ 1 ] The Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir is a premium wine made from selected Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes with classic citrus flavours with a delicate crisp finish. Perfect on its own or as part of the traditional Buck’s Fizz. Availability: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Co-Op and Budgens. RRP: £10.39
[ 2 ] The Campo Viejo Reserva has a smooth balance of flavours from cherries, black plums and blackberries to clove, pepper, vanilla and coconuts. Availability: Tesco, Sainsbury’s Ocado and ASDA. RRP £11.79
[ 3 ] Żubrówka Gift Tube. Żubrówka Vodka is the Original Bison Grass Vodka, with more than 500 years of tradition and history. Żubrówka’s exceptional and natural character is emphasized by a single bison grass blade placed in every bottle. Each blade of bison grass is hand-picked and dried under natural conditions. This makes each bottle of Żubrówka an exceptional gift this Xmas. £19.99 from Sainsbury’s and Asda
[ 4 ] Russian Standard Platinum Gift Tube Setting the standard for elegance and refinement, Russian Standard Platinum is the perfect vodka to indulge in exquisite style. It employs an exclusive silver filtration system known for its unique natural refining value to create an exquisite ultra-crisp, ultra-smooth experience for those who demand the best. The finest vodka found in the leading bars of the world, perfect for Christmas. £22.00 Available in Sainsbury’s,Tesco and Morrisons.
[ 5 ] New DON PAPA is a premium aged small batch rum from the Philippines which was launched in the UK in February 2014. It is light and fruity on the nose, smooth and delicate on the palate with flavours of vanilla, honey and candied fruit. The Don Papa Rum Gift Pack is available from Majestic stores for £30 and from Harvey Nichols stores and online at www.harveynichols.com
[ 6 ] Domaine de Canton is the world’s first ultra premium ginger liqueur and is handmade in small batches in Jarnac in the heart of Cognac, France. Perfect as an aperitif over ice, after dinner or as a cocktail. £33.00, available at www.thedrinkshop.com
[ 7 ] Glen Moray Single Malt is distilled at the Glen Moray Distillery, Speyside’s most northerly distillery which has been producing whisky since 1897. This 10 year old single malt has been uniquely aged in chardonnay casks. £25.00, available from Sainsbury’s and www.glenmoray.com
[ 8 ] Jim Beam is the World`s number 1 selling bourbon.It is aged in new, unused American charred oak barrels to deliver quality bourbon with an exceptionally rich, smooth taste. Medium bodied and mellow with hints of caramel and vanilla and a clean and flavourful finish. £12.99 from Aldi www.aldi.co.uk
[ 9 ] Bellucci Amaretto Liqueur is a delicious almond liqueur. Lovely served over ice, or in a cocktail and a great accompaniment to fruit and chocolate desserts, or sipped alongside coffee and biscuits. A huge bargain at just £4.79 at Aldi www.aldi.co.uk
[ 10 ] Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut by Philizot is a budget friendly, luxurious tasting champagne with a crisp, refreshing flavour and truffly scent. £9.99 from Aldi www.aldi.co.uk