Christmas is coming… That one time of year when we can drink, eat and be truly merry with our family and friends.
And speaking of drinks, take a look at our Christmas drinks and cocktail gift set guide below.
GREY GOOSE LA VANILLE
As a pioneer in coffee serves within the luxury spirits category, GREY GOOSE will further innovate in this space by bringing back La Vanille. An iconic flavour in the GREY GOOSE portfolio, the flavour expression perfectly complements with the finest coffee to bring out a dynamic flavour profile to create the ultimate twist on the Espresso Martini Cocktail.
BACARDÍ RESERVA OCHO
Created in 1862, BACARDÍ RESERVA OCHO remained the sole preserve of the Bacardí family for seven generations. Used only for the most special occasions, this golden sipping rum is one of the oldest private rum blends in the world. Each batch is made from a special selection of barrel-aged reserve rums and aged for a minimum of 8 years, giving it a refined flavour with notes of prune, apricot, nutmeg and vanilla.
This special gift comes with a bottle of Reserva Ocho, a glass and a mould to make the perfect ice ball for your BACARDÍ Ocho Old Fashioned cocktail.
SANTA TERESA 1796
Santa Teresa 1796 is a bold and elegant rum, made using a mother blend of rums that have been aged in bourbon oak barrels for between 4 and 35 years. The rum ages further still in one of the oldest rum solera systems in the world, resulting in a smooth, dry and balanced rum that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or to make the perfect Old Fashioned.
BACARDÍ AÑEJO CUATRO
Launched in April 2018, BACARDÍ AÑEJO CUATRO is the latest rum to join the family. A new premium rum that is barrel-aged, undisturbed and sun-kissed under the Caribbean sun for a minimum of four years, it has flavours of mild vanilla, toasted oak, clove and honey. This new rum will bring a touch of luxury at a great price this Christmas and adds something special to your festive tipple. Best enjoyed with ginger ale, a splash of Angostura bitters and a squeeze of lime.
The gift comes with a bottle of Añejo Cuatro and an on-trend tropical patterned glass.
RRP: £25 Stockist: Harvey Nichols store and online
MARTINI NEGRONI COCKTAIL FOUNTAIN
After the MARTINI Negroni Cocktail mix has been made, the fountain will then dispense it from the bull’s mouth – replicating the traditional and iconic bull headwater fountains placed around the city of Turin – the birthplace of MARTINI. Perfect as a striking kitchen accessory, or to impress guests as an aperitivo show-stopper while hosting a dinner party, the easy-to-use fountain is a must-have for any Negroni cocktail fan who loves to entertain.
RRP: £220 Stockist: Selfridges
MARTINI NEGRONI COCKTAIL GIFT SET
For those looking to gift a Negroni cocktail drinks enthusiast this Christmas, MARTINI has introduced its sophisticated gift set, which includes its premium range of vermouth and bitter, used to make a classic MARTINI Negroni Cocktail at home.
The gift set includes a bottle of Riserva Speciale Bitter, Riserva Speciale Rubino, a rocks glass and bar spoon. All that’s left to add is a serving of perfectly matched Bombay Sapphire gin. Finish with some ice and a slice of orange garnish, and the cocktail creation is complete.
Perfect as a stocking filler, a mini of everyone’s favourite French elderflower liqueur St-Germain makes a beautiful stocking filler for Christmas this year. Made entirely from fresh, hand-picked elderflowers, the drink is subtle yet complex.
RRP £2.95 from www.thewhiskyexchange.com