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Top 30 Christmas Drinks

It’s been a truly shocking year, so let’s say farewell to 2020 with our top 30 alcoholic and non-alcoholic treats. Tis the season to be jolly, after all…

Champagne Brut Expression Premier Cru, Damien-Buffet – £30

This delicious Brut Champagne is created from a blend of three grape varieties, which represent the estate’s signature recipe of 10% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, and 45% Meunier. A characteristic of this superb vineyard, it’s a beautiful alliance of complexity, refinement, fruity elegance, and freshness.

Hepple Spirits Juniper Aged Ultrasonic Bundle – £60

This bundle features the Ultrasonic Martini and Negroni cocktails. The Martini is the purest way of tasting the wonderful flavors of juniper, while the Negroni offers juniper, herbs, and grapefruit skin.

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Cove Vodka – £39.50

This pure vodka has been made from 100% King Edwards potatoes on a family farm overlooking beautiful Hope Cove in South Devon! It comes in a stylish glass bottle with a wooden cork, meaning that you can easily reseal the bottle after use. It tastes great on its own, with your favorite mixer, or in a cocktail.

English Heritage Special Edition Victorian Spiced Gin – £39

Inspired by gin’s great 19th century revival, this tasty treat combines 16 botanicals to create a dazzling drink worthy of the finest Victorian gin palace. It’s been distilled using traditional Victorian methods, with fresh bursts of juniper, citrus, and florals finished off with hints of black tea and warming spice.

Keepr’s Mint Chocolate Vodka Liqueur – £34

Trust us — this is one to buy ANY (legal drinking age, of course!) fan of mint chocolate! A to-die-for chocolate and mint-infused vodka-based liqueur, if you’re partial to an After Eight chocolate, then this tipple is for you! Use in cocktails or pour over desserts — or simply enjoy as an after-dinner treat!

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1606 Vodka – £24

With a vision to make pure-tasting, high-quality British spirits more accessible, The British Honey Company launched an affordable luxury spirits brand, 1606. The signature 1606 Vodka is copper distilled in small batches from superior wheat-based spirit, for a crisp and clean drink with anise and black pepper.

Perfect Cellar The Perfect Sparkling Trio – £45

What’s not to love about this sparkling selection? Featuring a Villa Degli Olmi Prosecco Extra Dry NV, a Domaine de Bois Mozé Crémant de Loire NV, and a Domaine Edmund Rentz Crémant d’Alsace Brut Tradition NV, you can even personalize a gift card to send to the lucky recipient.

Pink Marmalade Gin – £38

Pink Marmalade is a smooth, dry, and deliciously zesty premium gin. Created from a desire to produce a small-batch, color-changing gin, the three founding friends worked tirelessly to produce a 100% natural spirit. Made with botanicals including fresh grapefruit zest, licorice root, and chamomile, Pink Marmalade is a full-bodied and perfectly balanced drink.

Flor de Caña 12 Year Rum – £35

A sugar-free 12-year old, ultra-premium rum, this is a spirit that’s sustainably produced — being both carbon neutral and fair-trade certified. From a fifth-generation family estate, it’s naturally aged without artificial ingredients, distilled with 100% renewable energy and KOSHER certified. A full-bodied rum with a long and smooth finish, enjoy with a splash of premium sparkling water or ginger ale and an orange twist.

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Brighton Gin Gift Set – £56

The Brighton Gin gift set includes two embossed Brighton Gin Copa bowl glasses with real gold rims, as well as a 700ml bottle of either the 40% Pavilion Strength or the 57% Seaside Strength Navy. From an award-winning artisan distillery, it’s made from 100% organic grain spirit, juniper, fresh orange, and lime peel, locally grown coriander seed, and milk thistle.

North 42 Gin Home Kit – £48

With a passion for sourcing fresh, natural ingredients, owners of the award-winning Leicestershire-based restaurant North Bar and Kitchen crafted North42 Gin back in 2019. Pairing 100% natural ingredients like crisp rhubarb and sweet blood orange with beautifully balanced botanicals, it’s a unique, smooth, fruity, and flavorsome gin.

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Cucielo Rosso Vermouth di Torino – £25

Try this wonderfully complex vermouth, boasting a deep festive red hue and warming winter spices, which makes for exceptional Negronis. Crafted from naturally sourced botanicals and made in harmony with nature, it boasts a stylish art-deco-inspired look that pays homage to Italy’s 1930s golden era of aperitivo.

Linden Leaf Cocktail Elements Set – £25

Linden Leaf Cocktail Elements is a cocktail atomizer that harnesses the flavors of organic, freshly picked fruit into one convenient spray for your G&T or martini. Linden Leaf’s Cocktail Elements is produced by three scientists-turned craft distillers and uses molecular extraction methods so only a few ingredients are needed to produce a spray that can garnish over 80 drinks.

Northern Monk Heaven Chocolate Box – £22

This Christmas, Northern Monk brings you their most decadent collection ever. The Heaven Chocolate Box contains four 330ml beers that recreate classic chocolate box flavors. Open the box, and you’ll find a 12% Bourbon Barrel Aged Honeycomb Chocolate Stout, a 12.8% Rum Barrel Aged Coconut Chocolate Stout, a 9.8% Mango White Chocolate Stout, and a 7% Hazelnut Praline Chocolate Porter. Treat yourself to heaven in a glass this Christmas.

Baileys Salted Caramel – £16

With an irresistible flavor, Baileys Salted Caramel is velvety-smooth and luxurious with rich caramel flavors and a hint of salt. Enjoy over ice or as an extra-cozy Baileys Salted Caramel hot chocolate as a little treat for you.

McGuigan Shortlist Riesling – £14

Whether it be a cheese board or turkey with cranberry sauce, this award-winning wine makes for the perfect pairing to almost every dish. Full of citrus lemon and lime flavors, it’s held together with persistent acidity.

Dark Matter Spiced Rum – £29

This Scottish-distilled molasses-based dark spiced rum is the ultimate gift for rum lovers. The signature spice blend contains Oriental ginger, Indonesian long pepper, and Thai green peppercorns to create a rum with an unashamedly unique flavor profile.

Pentire Adrift – £26.80

This botanical non-alcoholic drink brand is made by distilling a unique range of plants native to the Cornish coastline. Producing a drink that harnesses the power, beauty, and immense flavor of the natural herbaceous and citrus ingredients, it’s low in calories and free from added sugar and artificial colors and flavorings.

Beluga Vodka Celebration – £39.99

Beluga Celebration is a limited-edition bottling of Beluga Noble Vodka to commemorate the 115th anniversary of Siberia’s Mariinsk Distillery, where the vodka is made.  Blending modern and traditional techniques, the bottle is covered with a layer of gold lacquer with iconic beluga sturgeon applied by hand. Beluga Vodka Celebration is ideal served neat, paired with cold meats, or enjoyed in a cocktail.

Diplomático Selección de Familia – £55

Diplomático, the award-winning Venezuelan rum, has taken full advantage of the growing consumer appetite for authentic, premium rums with the release of Diplomático Selección de Familia. The super-premium dark rum presents a new, sophisticated tasting experience to rum connoisseurs. Spicy and rich with a robust and elegant body, it’s a true celebration of Diplomático’s rum-making expertise, heritage, and provenance.

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Masons of Yorkshire Orange and Lime Leaf Dry Yorkshire Gin – £30

Destined to delight gin-lovers nationwide this year is the addition to the Masons of Yorkshire award-winning range of gins — the unique Masons Orange and Lime Leaf. Leading with unmistakable orange citrus and complemented by exotic kaffir lime leaf, this is a gloriously refreshing gin and the perfect expression to add a touch of festive finesse to any serve this Christmas season.

Porte Noire x Idris Elba – £89

From the vineyards of the Sanger school in Grand Cru Avize, the heart of Côte de Blancs, actor Idris Elba brings you Porte Noire. A Blanc de Blancs vintage 2010 Grand Cru, 100% Chardonnay, Porte Noire is an exceptional and original expression of perfectly mature chardonnay.

Copper Dog Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – £22

Copper Dog, the eight-malt blended scotch, is here to make your holiday gift a very special one this year. The legacy of Copper Dog is one with a rich history — dating back to the 17th century when rebel Speyside stills-men stole whisky from wherever they could, creating their own personal blends from different casks and distilleries. If you’re crazy about whisky, Copper Dog is an easy-drinking scotch, with ripe fruit aromas and a delicate, spicy finish.

Sipsmith Mince Pie Gin – £35

Sipsmith has created the ultimate flavor of Christmas in a bottle with its Mince Pie Gin, a sweet spice mix comprised of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Paired with dried fruit and vanilla notes it delivers a wonderfully full and buttery taste.

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Karl’s Espresso Martini – £25

You’ll be bowled over when you taste Karl’s Espresso Martini, an award-winning modern riff on the original using vodka, Sicilian Amaro, freshly roasted Arabica espresso, and spiced vanilla syrup. Expect Italian finesse with a weighty ABV. Karl’s Espresso Martini won silver for this product at the 2020 International Spirits Challenge!

Maidstone Distillery’s George Bishop London Dry Gin – £39

If a London Dry Gin is more your cup of tea, then try this award-winning variety. With a perfect balance of 15 exotic botanicals, warm Mediterranean orange and delicate spice, it’s also packed with coriander, ambrette, and perfumed chamomile. Each bottle is finished by hand, complete with a handwritten batch and bottle number for that artisan touch.

Kinahan’s Kasc Project Whiskey – £35.95

The original pioneers of Irish whiskey, Kinahan’s, have launched their daring and unconventional new offering, The Kasc Project. The first expression “Kasc Project,” described as “a riot of unconventional flavors,” comprises of a blend of malt and grain whiskeys, bottled at 43% ABV with no filtration and without adding artificial coloring.

Brookie’s Gin – £39.95

Brookie’s Dry Gin’s distillery, the Cape Byron Distillery, is located within the spectacular confines of the Byron Bay Region of New South Wales in Australia and is surrounded by a lush sub-tropical rainforest. Brookie’s Dry Gin was co-created with legendary master distiller Jim McEwan and co-founder Eddie Brook and uses 25 botanicals, 17 of which are native to the Byron Bay Region.

MAC By Brookie’s – £36

Cape Byron Distillery, the makers of internationally awarded Brookie’s Byron Gin, have released their latest creation Mac By Brookie’s, a premium roasted macadamia nut liqueur. It’s a versatile little nutter, made from locally sourced roasted macadamia nuts and toasted native Australian wattleseed.

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The Ultimate Drinks Cabinet: The Bacardi Mixing Console – £1,700

All these spirits and nowhere to put them?. With so many bar carts out there, Bacardi’s new luxury console offers something a little different for cocktail-lovers and vinyl fans, as it doubles as a fully integrated vinyl mixing console complete with Bluetooth speakers, turntable, and record store shelf. Handcrafted by furniture designer Hugh Miller using the original rum-soaked barrels from Bacardi’s premium collection, the limited-edition Mixing Console has a retro, Mad Men feel with a decadent walnut cocktail bar top. It also comes with a bottle of BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez to help kick the festivities off.