Every year we try to pick some of the most perfect drinks for the autumn and winter seasons. With ideas ranging from crisp and fresh white wines to deep, dark reds and deliciously warming tipples – we’ve got something for everyone in our Autumn drinks edit below.
Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut (£9.97, 75cl)
You’ll love… the baked apple, brioche and stone fruit aromas, with gorgeous flavours of apples and red fruit.
“Stock up early for the festive season – with its upbeat intensity and truffly scent, this Champagne is so keenly priced it’ll sell out fast. Seize it” – Mail on Sunday (Event Magazine), Olly Smith
Get it from Aldi – www.aldi.co.uk
Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish – This is a small batch release, combining the best of the soft gentle Glen Moray Classic Single Malt with the spicy, plum, wine-like, tannic elements from the port casks from Porto Cruz in which it is matured. Price from £25.00. Available from Majestic Stores and online www.majestic.co.uk
Newly launched The Dubliner Irish Whiskey & Honeycomb Liqueur – “liquid crunchie in a bottle”. Drink as a shot, over ice or in an Irish Coffee. Available from Edinburgh Woollen Mills stores, 31Dover.com, The Whisky Exchange www.whiskyexchange.com and Royal Mile Whiskies. Perfect for Christmas. Price from £19.95.
Bellucci Amaretto Liqueur – A delicious almond liqueur. Lovely served over ice, or in a cocktail. A great accompaniment to fruit and chocolate desserts, or sipped alongside coffee and biscuits. You can even use it in yor winter baking! The price is unbeatable. Get it from Aldi – www.aldi.co.uk.
BLOOM Gin – We absolutely love these super cute bottles of BLOOM Gin & Tonic and BLOOM Gin & Rose Lemonade. They are available from Waitrose, priced at £3.00 a bottle. Serve chilled or with ice. Great for the party season!
Greenall’s Ready Mixed Cocktails – Gin & Pink Grapefruit, Gin & Tonic, Gin & Diet Tonic and newly launched Wild Berry Gin & Tonic. Take to a party or drink at home. Pop in your handbag to take to a friend. No fuss, just serve chilled or with ice – nothing else needed for a perfect Greenall’s Cocktail. A selection are available from Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Booths, priced from £1.90 a can. Suitable for stocking fillers, gift hampers and Christmas party celebrations!
Żubrówka Vodka – This year, Żubrówka has released the limited edition Enchanted Forest sleeve. Żubrówka’s exceptional character is derived from a single hand picked blade of grass. This helps create the unprecedented look and flavour of a remarkable and original vodka. Best mixed with traditional cloudy apple juice and a squeeze of lime, before adding a sprinkling of cinnamon to tickle your festive tastebuds. MRRP £20.00. Available at Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
Codorníu Cuvée Barcelona Brut – A rich, fruity Cava with notes of green apple, pear and citrus fruits, it is the perfect way to welcome the Autumn/Winter season or to start the Christmas celebrations.
These flavours, paired with its creamy mouthfeel, mean that, unlike Prosecco this Cava can hold its own when served alongside a variety of dishes.
Delicious with canapés, or simply enjoyed over a relaxed meal of leftovers, Codorníu Cuvée Barcelona Brut will not disappoint.
Or why not offer it as a gift to style-conscious friends? Codorníu Cuvée Barcelona Brut has a beautiful silk-screen design inspired by Codorníu’s Art Nouveau-style winery in Barcelona – making it an inspired choice.
Available at selected Sainsbury’s and Waitrose stores across the UK with an RRP £12.99, Codorníu Cuvée Barcelona Brut has been introduced to commemorate Codorníu’s rich history which began back in 1872, when the first bottles of Cava were created.
The new Echo Falls Sparkling Infusion is a zero percent alcohol drink, made from a delicate combination of fermented grape juice and premium green tea infusion, known as “Tisane”. Perfect for parties or as an afternoon treat, Sparkling Tisane is a delicious twist to ordinary soft drinks – so whether you’re the designated driver, catering for pregnant guests or simply prefer an alternative to alcohol, special occasions will keep their sparkle in style…
Packaged in a shimmering Champagne-style bottle, Sparkling Tisane won’t look out of place amongst the Prosecco and Cava at special celebrations. Best served chilled in a champagne flute, you can pop and raise a toast among the rest of them whilst staying dry!
Sparkling Tisane is also a mere 26 calories per 100ml glass, an ideal choice for those looking to treat themselves without the guilt. Serve as an aperitif at dinner parties, paired with smoked salmon canapés, or pour alongside sandwiches, pastries and cakes for an indulgent afternoon tea. Echo Falls Tisane Sparkling Infusion is now on sale in ASDA (RRP £5.00).
Or why not try your hand at making a non-alcoholic cocktail with Eisberg alcohol free wine.
100ml Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc
1tsp of sugar
Twist of orange
Pour 100ml of alcohol-free Sauvignon Blanc into a short glass.
Add the juice of ½ a lemon, 1 tsp of sugar and lots of cubed ice.
Garnish with a twist of orange and a cinnamon stick to stir with.
Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc is available at Co-op for £3.49
More to come soon, and don’t forget to look out for our Christmas drinks gift guide launching in the coming few weeks! Feel free to send us your suggestions.