Drinks feature heavily during the Christmas festivities, in fact discounting the World Cup it is the busiest time in the drinks industry. With so much choice on the shelves and so many offers to choose from, where do you start when stocking up?
Not only do you need to consider a variety of alcoholic drinks, you also need to consider non-alcoholic options too. It can be easier to buy alcohol online for the offers available… and for the fact you can have your goods delivered, always a bonus!
Let’s have a look at some drinks we have been trying out recently that are definite Christmas drinks contenders!
Alternative Christmas Drinks Inspiration
Artisan Loose Teas from Adagio
I’m all for a good, strong brew, but had never considered loose tea before Adagio Teas got in touch with me. Their extensive range of artisan loose teas is something quite spectacular and as a novice tea drinker was totally taken aback by their selections. Loose tea always reminds me of my Grandmother, however never did I realise that loose tea comes in all shapes and sizes!
For tea fans, the gorgeous Holiday Cheer Christmas tea set (£12) is a wonderful gift to give. Including 6 cute tins including Pumpkin Spice, Candy Cane, Gingerbread, Cranberry, Chestnut and Candy Apple, you can choose to brew the tea loose or in the pyramid bags included.
If you are looking to treat yourself, then whether you are a fan of Chai tea or prefer something a little sweeter, or even stronger to fuel you for the day, then you will certainly find what you are looking for. Newbies to the loose tea trend like myself, will be delighted by the infuser cups range to help you learn to brew loose tea – although there are packs of tea bags available if you are looking to brew up in a quicker fashion. Don’t just take my word for it, check out Adagio Teas and be prepared to be converted!
Botonique Non Alcoholic Sparkling Wine
There has been a significant rise in the range of non-alcoholic drinks offered over the past few years. No longer are people simply given the option of soft drinks when they either don’t fancy an alcoholic beverage, are a designated driver, or like me, simply don’t drink much! Recently I was sent this gorgeously bottled Botonique Sparkling Blush Non Alcoholic Wine, which is a great alternative but still gives the impression of drinking wine. Featuring botanical extracts from strawberries, roses and brambles, the array of flavours really does offer a taste sensation.
How Botonique non alcoholic wines are made is really interesting as the process involves using alcohol to extract flavours from a range of herbs, spices and beneficial botanicals (such as the strawberries and roses). The alcohol is then removed with a touch of fruit juices, sparkling water, Prelixor vitamins, minerals and amino acids added in. So not only does Botonique Blush offer fruity and crisp bubbles, but it is healthy too! Containing an eighth the calories of wine, it contains no added sugar, flavourings, artificial sweeteners and generally no other nasties. From the Keto perspective, it only contains 1.5g of carbs per 100ml too! For a fresh, seriously fruity, full of flavour… and bubbles, non- alcoholic alternative, Botonique will certainly be the talk of any Christmas party! Described as a soft drink for wine lovers, this is so much more! You can buy the Botonique range from, Amazon, Ocado or directly from their site with an offer of two bottles for £15.
Slim Wines Sparkling Wine
If you are looking for an alcoholic beverage that will appeal to the more health conscious (a glass of white wine averages 82 calories), then let me introduce you to Slim Wines, a new range that is a total game changer for those following the Keto lifestyle! If you haven’t already checked out my post on alcoholic drinks for Keto followers, then you must! Containing alcohol, but NO carbs and NO sugar, the range features a sparkling rose that is a fabulous Christmas drinks alternative for those who want to get squiffy without the guilt! You can currently buy the range in Tesco, but I hope the range will be available in bars soon!
If you are looking to add extra sparkle to your Christmas drinks you definitely need to check out the Popaball range! Add a touch of shimmer (priced at £4.99) to Prosecco to give a glass of bubbles a gorgeous, swirly, sparkly coloured effect. If you are more of a gin fan, fear not as Popaball offer gin shimmer too! The Popaball bursting bubbles (priced from £3.49) add extra juiciness to your drink – when you’ve added some bubble balls to your drink, use the included straw to suck up a bubble with your drink and burst this in your mouth for added flavour. Definitely a unique way to make your drinks a talking point at parties this Christmas, the Popaball range also make for fantastic gifts – with a selection of Christmas sets available from the Popaball site.
Get More Vits
Not only am I a fan of this range, but so is Liv as we got to try them after a BlogOn conference a few years ago. Super refreshing (especially when chilled), the handy sized bottled Get More Vits drinks come in a range of flavours to suit all tastes. It can be hard to ensure your body gets enough daily vitamins, even if you do eat healthily, this is where Get More Vits drinks come in very handy! Easy to have with you on the go, the 500ml bottles contain only 5 calories per bottle (the range also features a 1 litre bottle) and you can easily pick which particular Vitamins you feel you are lacking in. All the sparkling flavours are extremely tasty and there is even a Get More Vits Kids range too! Choose from Multi Vitamins, which offers all your daily vitamins to support a healthy body and comes in a zesty Lemon and Lime flavour or specific Vitamins such as A, B. C and D. All Get More Vits drinks are sugar free and also vegan friendly! Stock up your fridge ready for Christmas and the New Year kickstart by purchasing Get More Vits from retailers such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys, Ocado and WHSmith.
I hope this post has given you some great Christmas Drinks Inspiration on what to stock for the festive period! Check out other Christmas inspiration from Sim’s Life here.