‘Tis the season to start drinking spiced cocktails, enjoy wintry warmers by the open fire, and lap up luxurious tipples – we are totally on it like a car bonnet here at #TeamCoco HQ.
Look no further than our little listicle below, we’ve included a seasonal spiced rum, the best ever ‘morning after the night before’ Bloody Mary, a countdown to Christmas daily treat, an old fashioned traditional drink that recently made a comeback, a rather wonderful mulled cider for Christmas eve, and a bottle of English bubbly for that all-important Christmas day dinner.
Bring on the season of joy, but remember to drink sensibly and responsibly.
Captain Morgan, Gingerbread Spiced Rum
Captain Morgan’s Gingerbread Spiced is a limited edition gingerbread-flavoured spirit drink, guaranteed to spark festive nostalgia in drinkers with tasting notes of gingerbread biscuits.
Gingerbread Spiced boasts warming hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and black pepper and is best served with either hot or cold apple juice – offering drinkers a delightfully different way to cosy up with their crew as the nights draw in.
Priced at £12 (500ml), available exclusively to Asda (until stocks last) or from Green King Pubs. www.asda.com
Bloody Drinks, The Bloody Classic
Bloody Drinks has launched a range of premium, pre-mixed Bloody Marys in a can in the UK.
Crafted using nothing but proper, quality ingredients then canned for maximum freshness, Bloody Mary enthusiasts can rest safe in the knowledge that their cocktail will now be bloody perfect, every time.
The Bloody Classic, Bloody Drink’s signature recipe, has been carefully considered to produce a beautifully balanced bar-quality cocktail. The unique recipe includes premium vodka and cream sherry for body, the finest tomatoes from Italy and Spain for natural sweetness, fresh lemons for acidity, and Worcestershire and soy sauce for a rich, umami-packed base.
Priced at Bloody Classic packs of 4 (£16.00), 6 (£24.00) and 12 (£48.00), available from www.bloodydrinks.co.uk
The Bottle Club, The Irish Cream Liqueur Advent Calendar
This treat of an advent calendar counts down to Christmas Day with the world’s all-time favourite Irish cream liqueur. With three delicious flavours, including festive Orange Truffle, warming Coffee, and original Irish Cream Liqueur. The calendar also features an exclusive Baileys cocktail recipe. Available to pre-order now, the calendar will be delivered from 11th Nov.
Priced at £29.99 (12 x 5cl), available from www.thebottleclub.com
Advocaat by Warninks, Snowball Cocktail
Warninks, the UK’s number one Advocaat renowned for its custard-yellow hue and velvety texture is bringing back a taste of nostalgia this Christmas with innovative new serving suggestions for its iconic Snowball cocktail.
Elevate a Snowball to a Snowball Fizz, pure Christmas in a glass! Featuring another festive staple, Prosecco plus a dash of vanilla syrup, this delicious drink is finished off with a stylish garnish of lemon rind and an icing powder rim, for a beautiful snowy touch. You’re welcome!
Priced at £12 (70cl), available from all good retailers including Budgens and Londis.
Caorunn Gin, Caorunn Mulled Cider
Fancy a unique gin based mulled cider this Christmas, then check out the Caorunn Mulled Cider with its warming deliciousness and seasonal ingredients.
Ingredients: 150ml Caorunn, 50ml Honey syrup, 250ml Mulled cider, 100ml Hot water
Method: Heat cider on low heat in pan with cinnamon, cloves, star anise and nutmeg. Leave to cool and strain into punch bowl. Top with 100ml hot water, Caorunn and honey syrup and stir.
Caorunn Gin Priced from £28 (70cl/75cl), available from selected Waitrose & Partners, Sainsbury’s, and Tesco.
Bolney Wine Estate, Bolney Bubbly
This Christmas day what bubbly are you going to serve at the dinner table? Have you thought of enjoying a Bolney Bubbly this year, an English bubbly that is delightfully floral with brioche notes combined with zesty citrus fruit, honeysuckle and elderflower. It is delicate and well balanced, finishing with a soft fresh hint of sweetness.
Priced at £23.99 (75cl), available from www.bolneywineestate.com
Be Drink Aware.