It is always nice to have a tipple at Christmas, but if you simply cannot stand the idea of another Snowball over the festive period, check out the wonderful selection of drink ideas below:
I love the Bills range of gorgeous food and drinks, so throw in a hamper and for me you truly have an awesome gift to give this Christmas! Featuring a selection of tasty drink and chocolate, the Bill’s Beers and Chocolate Hamper is available from the Bill’s site priced at £30. The gorgeous wicker hamper includes: a Bill’s Blonde Beer, Adnams Bill’s IPA, Bill’s Cornish Cider, a huge Chocolate coin, bag of Bill’s Snowman Chocolate Balls and an all new Bill’s Milk Chocolate Bar. This is just one of the many hampers and other gorgeous festive treats on offer, check out the full range at the Bill’s Shop website.
For the designated drivers of the group, or those who are looking to enjoy an alcohol free Christmas, the range of non alcoholic wines from Eisberg are fantastic! The Rosé is the perfect accompaniment for spicy foods and fresh salads, with the Cabernet Sauvignon complementing Lamb and Beef dishes – with Christmas covered, the wines are 33 calories and 26 calories respectively for a 125ml glass. No, I never measure the amount of wine I pour either, but with so few calories and all the great taste without worrying about driving after a glass or two, what is not to like? You can purchase the Eisberg range in Tesco stores, alongside Bargain Booze, Booths and Morrisons – retailing around £3.50 per bottle.
Miniatures are always a great gift to give as a stocking filler or to include in a hamper set. From left to right we have AnCnoc 12 which is a stunning 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey and offers a non-sherried Speyside style, showing polished malt and a delicious spiciness throughout a warm, offering an aromatic, quite robust. Honeysuckle, fresh flowers, cereals, barley taste. Available from Master of Malt at £32.77 for a 70cl bottle.
Monkey Shoulder, the 100% malt whiskey is perfect the perfect mixer, especially in cocktails. Rather handy as Monkey Shoulder have released a fantastic limited edition Cocktail Jar Gift Set in time for Christmas! The limited edition set contains a unique branded mason jar and lid – alongside a bottle of premium Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (70cl) and is available to buy from selected retailers with an RRP of £28.
Mac & Wild produce several several rather tasty pre-mixed cocktails including The Forager, which offers a light, elegant and enjoyably sweet taste when simply poured over ice. The honey notes from the Glenkinchie 12 Year Old are well complimented by the heather honey in the mix, making it perfect to relax with after a meal. The range of cocktails can be purchased from Master of Malt, with The Forger priced at £29.95555 for a 50cl bottle.
If you are planning on gifting a Christmas hamper, there are plenty out there that are pre-made and will certainly save you the worry of having to make your own. I have to admit that I do like the idea of a Hamper that already has items included that I can add to myself, so check out The Ultimate Christmas Hamper Guide for some fantastic ideas on which unique Christmas hampers are currently available!