14 December 2017

Festive Drinks for Christmas + New Year

*Features press samples.

The festive season is full of celebrations, with visits from friends and family, Christmas events and big celebrations through Christmas and New Year. Whether you're looking to gift something tasty or want to make sure your alcohol cupboard is stocked for the festivities, you're sure to find the perfect Christmas tipple with my top picks of the best festive drinks for Christmas and New Year.

A review of Tipplesworth Cocktail Mixer Carrier
A review of Tipplesworth Mince Pie Syrup
A review of Aluna Coconut Rum
A review of Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Tipplesworth Cocktail Mixer Carrier, £15.99
Who doesn't love making their own cocktails at home? A sure way to impress friends and family and a lovely treat for yourself, too, the Tipplesworth Cocktail Mixer Carrier contains three ready-blended bases; Raspberry Mojito, Espresso Martini and Bramble. Each is very generous in size at 500ml each. Simply add vodka, gin or rum and you're good to go!

Tipplesworth Mince Pie Syrup, £6.95
If you really want to get into the festive spirit, then why not make a mince pie cocktail? This 250ml cocktail syrup from Tipplesworth will make the perfect Christmas cocktail when mixed with dark rum and apple juice and would make a great stocking filler too! 

Aluna Coconut Rum, £23.95
Great with a mixer but fab for drinking on ice too, the Aluna Coconut Rum is a Guatemalan rum made from Virgin Sugar Cane Honey blended with Organic Coconut Water to give a soft coconut taste that isn't too over-powering. Fab when used to make a Pina Colada and even better, it contains less sugar than many other rum liqueurs available at this time of year! 

Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, £26.95
Presented in the most beautiful bottle, Four Roses Small Batch has been hand-crafted and created with four casks to give a sweet and spicy taste with a hint of vanilla. Perfect for making those Godfather cocktails but also a lovely one to enjoy on ice. 
 A review of Apothic Dark Red Blend Wine
A review of Nicholas Feuillatte Brut Réserve Féérie Gold
A review of Boodles Mulberry Sloe Gin
A review of Kraken Rum with Mason Jar Gift Set

Apothic Dark Red Blend, £9
I'm a sucker for a good red wine and Apothic Dark is perfect for accompanying a meal or a quiet tipple on an evening. A red Californian wine, it has a blend of dark fruit flavours of Blueberry and Blackberry, with opulent notes of Coffee and Dark Chocolate. A unique tasting red, great for the dinner table or a really lovely gift for any red wine drinkers on your to-buy list.

Nicholas Feuillatte Brut Réserve Féérie Gold, £32.99
Aged for at least three years, the Brut Réserve is a fresh tasting champagne, with notes of Apple, Pear and Peach alongside an intriguing mix of curry and Turmeric Spices. Champagne makes a perfect gift and what better way to bring in the New Year than a sparkling glass of Brut Réserve? 

Boodles Mulberry Sloe Gin, £21
A fresh interpretation of a British Classic, using delicate Mulberries alongside Raspberries and Currants, to create a sweet and subtle take on Sloe Gin. Boodles Mulberry Sloe Gin can be enjoyed warm or cold, with a mixer, adding to champagne with a twist of lemon peel or alone on ice.

Kraken Rum with Mason Jar Gift Set, £17.95
Is there anything more perfect than a bottle of Kraken Black Spiced Rum with a matching branded mason jar glass? With a secret blend of herbs and spices, Kraken Rum has been aged in oak casks for at least two years, with a blend of Liquorice, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger and Orange, to create the perfect warming spiced rum. This one would make a lovely gift and great to enjoy on a cold winter's eve.

A review of Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Gift Pack
A review of Glen Moray Classic Glass Set
A review of VonShef 9 Piece Parisian Copper Cocktail Shaker Set Gift Box

A review of VonShef Set of 2 Stainless Steel Copper Wine Glasses
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Gift Pack, £49.95
A limited edition gift pack especially for Christmas, inside you will find a bottle of Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, one of the world's finest dark rums, alongside two bespoke branded glasses. The Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is a sweet, rich and full bodied dark rum, great for those who like to indulge in an evening drink especially with the branded glasses, which in themselves are very unique. 

Glen Moray Classic Glass Set, £29.95
Know any whiskey fans? This set is budget-friendly and would make an excellent gift this Christmas. Inside you will find a bottle of Glen Moray Classic, a single malt whiskey aged for an average of seven years in ex-bourbon casks, alongside two branded glasses.

VonShef 9 Piece Parisian Copper Cocktail Shaker Set Gift Box, £39.99
Everyone needs a cocktail set and the festive season is the perfect time to get practising your cocktail making skills with this beautiful 9 piece copper cocktail set from VonShef. Inside you'll find an elegant 500ml capacity Parisian cocktail shaker, a muddler, a 9" double-ended bar spoon/fork, a Hawthorne strainer, two pourers and a double ended 25ml/50ml measuring jigger alongside a recipe starter guide.

VonShef Set of 2 Stainless Steel Copper Wine Glasses, £24.99
If wine is more your thing, then the VonShef copper wine glasses are perfect, coming in a set of two and great for that festive glass of mulled wine! A super stylish way to enjoy your drinks for Christmas and New Year.

*Feature includes complimentary press samples sent for review; I have not been financially compensated for this feature. Please see my disclaimer for more information.

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