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Christmas: Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Drink Ideas

by S1m
Sipsmith Gin

Drink!

One of my favourite words and indeed questions! Christmas is the time when it is acceptable to stock up with enough drink to sink a ship… but what will be your poison this Christmas? Check out some ideas below…

I am all for premixed drinks, just because they are more convenient than making your own cocktail and having several bottles… why? When you can simply have one bottle! Created as an alternative to wine, Nola Spritz are the perfect pre mixed vodka drinks to enjoy chilled with friends or by yourself. With a lower alcohol content than wine and certainly less calories… what is not to like?

Available in can form or bottle form, you will find the Watermelon and Strawberry alongside the Raspberry and Elderflower vodka drinks very refreshing and deliciously fruity, especially when poured in a glass of ice! The 700ml bottles are £8 each and the 250ml cans are £3 currently in Tesco.

For something a little different, why not try a refreshing Gin and Tonic? Described as the ‘ quintessential expression of a classic, traditional London Dry Gin. Bold, complex and aromatic – smooth enough for a Martini, but rich and balanced… Sipsmith London Dry Gin is the perfect accompaniment for any tonic! Priced from £4.55 for a miniature 5cl, £16.25 for a 35cl half bottle and £29.45 for a 70cl Standard bottle, the Gin is just one of a great range of distilled spirits – a perfect, unique gift for any relative who likes Gin with a difference!

I am a huge lover of Mulled Wine at this time of year and to wander aimlessly around Christmas Markets whilst sipping on a mug filled with Glühwein is my idea of absolute heaven! However with it being ridiculously cold outside at the moment, that idea does not seem so appealing. The thought of making my own Mulled Wine is though and can easily be done thanks to the Festive Mulled Wine kits from Just Ingredients. Priced at £6.70, each pack contains 3 separate packs to make your own mulled wine… simply add the red wine and you are ready to go!

For those who will not be drinking alcohol this Christmas, but still want bubbles in their life, Shloer offer a fantastic range of sparkling non-alcoholic drinks that really hit the spot. The Shloer Celebration Pink Fizz is very tasty indeed and is served in a celebratory bottle, complete with a popping cork… the great thing about it is… it contains significantly less calories than Champagne! Currently a 75cl bottle is on offer for £2.39 in Tesco, set to rise to the normal price of £2.99 as of 3rd December 2014… making Shloer Celebration significantly cheaper than Champagne too! Perfect for designated drivers this Christmas!

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