It’s important to have the right drinks in if you are hosting a Christmas party or some sort of gathering this festive season, but drinks also make great gifts as a bottle of something nice is a bit of a treat.
It’s always important to cater well for those who aren’t drinking. Yes you could just offer an orange juice, but there’s not a lot of joy in that and it would be nice to be able to offer something a bit more exciting so they don’t feel they are missing out in any way. One of my favourites for this is a bottle of Shloer. It always feels like a bit of a treat and this White Bubbly variety is just the thing for Christmas. The cork opens with a satisfying pop and it tastes like a very grown up sort of drink.
Wine is a key feature of our Christmas dinner table. I like something rich and full-bodied to go with my dinner as we usually have duck. Apothic Dark comes from the same makers as Apothic Red, Apothic Dark is a bold new red blend rich with fruit flavours. I picked up some hints of mocha and black cherry, plus there’s a bit of smokiness there too for me. At some point though along the way it’s nice to celebrate and have a toast to the future and Barefoot’s Bubbly Pinot Grigio is perfect for that role. It’s full of lovely fresh flavours like zesty citrus, green apple and orange blossom.
Later in the evening a little of your favourite tipple may be just the thing. Gin is my favourite spirit, so it’s probably what I’d pick out, especially now I’ve tasted Warner Edwards Sloe Gin from 31Dover.com, who are the UK’s leading online drinks retailer. Full of fruity flavours from the sloe berries, this is a characterful gin which stands out in drinks and does well at maintaining that if you like plenty of tonic or other mixer with your gin.
It’s much easier to have your lemon slices all ready to go at Christmas and l like having these lemon slices from Opies to hand to slip into drinks. I’m all for a bit of time-saving and convenience at Christmas so there is less work involved and more relaxation.