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The Christmas Cocktail Gift Guide

From pre-mixed cocktails to Espresso Martini kits, we've rounded up the best drinks to aid your merriment this Christmas. Perfect as main presents or to add in some extra stocking fillers, be quick about adding these drinks and cocktail sets to your shopping basket for them to arrive in time for Christmas.

It’s safe to say we could all do with a drink this year – and what better time than the holidays to indulge in a Christmas cocktial or two? We’ve compiled this Christmas cocktail gift guide for anyone looking for last minutes gifts to indulge in over the festive season. Not only do Christmas cocktails make excellent gifts for those in need of a boozy treat but if you’re lucky to share a household or support bubble with those you’re gifting, then you could make use of these tasty tipples as well.

From pre-mixed cocktails to Espresso Martini kits, we’ve rounded up the best drinks to aid your merriment this Christmas. Perfect as main presents or to add in some extra stocking fillers, be quick about adding these drinks and cocktail sets to your shopping basket for them to arrive in time for Christmas.

Funkin’ Cocktails Christmas Party Boxes

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Get into the festive spirit with Funkin’ Cocktails Christmas Party Boxes

The time has never been more apt for pre-made cocktails to enjoy in the comfort of your own home and Funkin’ Cocktails has launched its Christmas Party Boxes which would make excellent gifts this holiday season. There’s six flavours available, ranging from the popular Passionfruit Martini to a Sparkling Peach Bellini for those more celebratory moments. If you fancy your hand at bartending, there’s also party boxes which include all the syrups and shakers to create your cocktails yourself. Each box comes with a month’s free subscription to karaoke bar, Lucky Voice, which will come in handy when – we home – things resume normality in the new year. Each box also comes with 10 per cent off your next Funkin’ Cocktails fix.

Prices range from £20-70.

METAXA Blue Blazer

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Gift someone a bottle of METAXA 12 Stars and get the bubble creating a Christmassy cocktail

The perfect Christmas cocktail to cosy up with on those cold nights, the METAXA Blue Blazer also contains Cointreau, Amaretto and walnut bitter, before being garnished with orange zest and a festive cinnamon stick.

INGREDIENTS

5cl METAXA 12 Stars
2cl Cointreau
3cl water
2cl Amaretto
2x martini glasses
1 dash of black walnut bitter

METHOD

Add METAXA, amaretto and bitters to a shaker and roll, add water and syrup. Garnish with orange zest and a burned cinnamon stick on the side.

£29.05 for a 70cl bottle.

Pale Fox Prosecco Kits

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Nothing like a festive spritz to get you into the Christmas spirit

Mix yourself a festive drink this Christmas with Pale Fox Prosecco’s Spritz Kit which contains their classic prosecco, cranberry syrup, bitter amaro, sparkling water and dried orange to garnish. The perfect gift for anyone who likes a tasty tipple but might be a little tricky to buy for this Christmas, this gift is sure to not disappoint. Each kit contains everything you need to make your Christmas cocktail and will cater for you and up to five friends – if you dare to share.

£47.75 for a kit.

World of Zing’s Christmas Cocktail Baubles

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Christmas cocktail gifts could not get cuter than these baubles from World of Zing

Could a Christmas cocktail gift get any cuter than these baubles from World of Zing? Available in packs of four and measuring 100ml each, these are the ultimate adult treats to gift someone special this Christmas. They make the perfect stocking filler or can even be hung on the Christmas tree to add to the festive decorations around the house. The novelty baubles are available in the following Christmas-themed cocktails: Mince Pie Rumhattan; Sloe Gin Bramble; Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and Rhubarb Cosmopolitan.

£25 for four baubles.

Wavey Ice Christmas Ice Pops

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Give the gift of nostalgia with these alcoholic ice pops from Wavey Ice – the perfect Christmas cocktail gift

Remember ice pops? The best summer school snack. Well, the guys at Wavey Ice have recreated this nostalgic treat in the form of their alcoholic ice pops, making that summer school snack even better for us as adults and the perfect boozy gift this Christmas. They’ve even introduced a new festive boozy hamper, which contains 10 limited edition Spiced Rum and Kola ice pops, as well as a pouch of mulled wine and white rum, a bottle of Kold Sauce hot sauce and even a pair of Wavey Ice’s winter socks. You know, so you can keep warm as you enjoy your icey treat.

The Wavey Ice Christmas Hamper is £55.

Captain Morgan Spiced Gingerbread Rum

Get into the festive spirit, no pun intended, okay lies, pun hugely intended, Captain Morgan has brought back its popular winter spiced rum in its limited edition gingerbread flavour. Back for winter 2020, it has launched exclusively at Asda so head on down to get the most seasonal spirit out there or add one or two bottles to your online basket. Captain Morgan’s signature spices have been infused with hints of fiery ginger, herby pines of cardamom and sweet, woody notes of cinnamon to create the liquid dessert version of everyone’s festive treat. For an easy Christmas cocktail, the guys at Captain Morgan recommend serving with apple juice – hot or cold – kind of like a spiked cider, if you’d like. We definitely like!

£13 at Asda.

Searcys’ Champagne Cocktails

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Celebrate Christmas at home with Searcys and its festive cocktail

Popular and decadent eatery and bar Searcys is offering up a Christmas at Home champagne gift box to help you get into the festive spirit this year. A partiuclarly special present for anyone who enjoys some premium bubbles, Searcys’ head mixologist has also devised a champagne cocktail for the Christmas season – one that will appeal to any Champagne lover. The Searchs 1847 includes a mix of vodka, Grand Marnier and eldeflower liqueur, topped with Searcys’ Selected Cuvée Brut and 23ct edible gold leaf.

INGREDIENTS

5ml Elderflower
15ml Grand Manier
20ml Sipsmith vodka

METHOD

Build all the ingredients in a flute and top up with Searcys’ Cuvée.

£39 for a bottle.

Bacardi Limited Edition ‘Mixing Console’

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Designed by BACARDÍ and Hugh Miller, this luxurious gift is rather extravagant but makes the perfect present for any drinks and DJ’ing aficionado. The limited edition ‘Mixing Console’ is handmade from Puerto Rican rum barrels and is sure to put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas. Featuring a built-in Fluance RT80 vinyl turntable, custom 50-watt Bluetooth speakers, a record store shelf, as well as handmade oak cocktail stirrers and a bottle of premium BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez.

Order online for £1,700.

Port.Club by Churchill’s Gift Subscription

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Get a port lover this gift subscription for Christmas

God bless the gift subscription. Some say thoughtless, we say convenient and safe. Port.Club by Churchill’s launched its gift subscription service for port loves and even the port curious. Could we get more Christmassy a drink than port? It’s only what Santa gulps down upon his travels… If you’re going to gift someone with this drink this Christmas, know that members will receive quarterly deliveries of three bottles (including one exclusive Club Port), as well as access to unique and educational experiences. There’s even a Christmas deal running, where if you buy a membership as a gift for someone, you can gift an additional pack (one quarter) for free.

Annual membership is £240, quarterly is £70.

Grey Goose L’Espresso Martini Cocktail Kit

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Who wouldn’t say “yes” to an Espresso Martini at Christmas?

Who doesn’t love an Espresso Martini? I feel as though even those not overly keen on coffee give in to this indulgent and delicious liquid dessert. It’s no secret they’d be as popular as ever over Christmas but getting the ingredients right is crucial. So thanks to Grey Goose, there’s this neat little cocktail kit you can buy for the Christmas celebrations which contains everything you need to create your own Espresso Martini – or several. Sure to add to the festive mood, the cocktail kit inludes a 35cl bottle of Grey Goose vodka, a 35cl bottle of Patron XO Café and one 20cl can of black coffee. It even includes a Grey Goose martini glass so you can try to pretend Tier Four is just a dream.

£39.99 for the kit.

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