As England enters Lockdown 2.0, look on the bright side as there are plenty of new drinks to try at home.
It’s likely that you are going to need to invest in more of your favourite drinks for home this month if you are in England, as you won’t be going anywhere anytime soon! So, let us help to compile a rather fabulous list for you and your family.
Now is the right time to plan your drinks cabinet to see you through Lockdown 2.0. We have put together a few ideas for cosy cocktail evenings, drinks by the roaring fire, a day of indulgence, and a relaxing evening in front of the TV.
Cosy Cocktail Evenings
Buck & Birch and The Botanist Gin, Wild Cocktail Collection
The collaboration between The Botanist Gin and Buck & Birch includes three unique cocktails exploring the flavourful wilds of Scotland. Each is small batch crafted and inspired by shared knowledge, passion and the appreciation of Scotland. Cocktails include The Ramble, The Amagroni, and The Plants & Quincidence. All you need is a mixer and you’re good to go.
Manchester Spirit Vodka was created for use in cocktails in Manchester Gin’s premium cocktail bar in the city. Intended to be smooth, clean and versatile, this vodka is a refreshing, modern spirit designed to work effortlessly in any cocktail menu. This is the perfect vodka to enjoy at home throughout Lockdown 2.0.
Bright, vibrant and zesty, Didsbury’s Raspberry & Elderflower Gin is vegan, made with natural fruits, and has no additives or flavourings. This gin makes an outstanding mood-lifting G&T to enjoy at home as part of your lockdown cocktail evening.
Hailed for its great taste and affordability, start-up CBD brand, Doña Sofía launched three CBD infused ready to drink cocktails earlier this year. So, if a can of Gin & Tonic, Vodka & Lime, or Rum and Cola is what you’re after look no further.
Linden Leaf’s Cocktail Elements, is a revolutionary cocktail atomiser providing a convenient and sustainable way to garnish cocktails. Home cocktail enthusiasts use these organic, molecular essence atomisers to help with a consistent, expert finish to cocktails. Ideal for an Old Fashioned, Martini, or a simple G&T.
If you’re not looking for anything alcoholic, and love a good cup of tea, then this is the drink for you. This pine-smoked blend combines full leaf lapsang souchong with cocoa nibs, coconut & cinnamon to create a slightly sweet, perfectly smoked fireside brew.
You’ve been to the takeaway for fish & chips and fancy a glass of wine to enjoy alongside your haddock. Chapel Down’s Flint Dry is the perfect accompaniment with its green apple, Galia melon and kiwi flavours. What could be better than enjoying a crisp, smooth English wine alongside a traditional British fish and chip supper!
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This 18 year old, delicious mouth-filling heavy rum will stand up perfectly served over ice, and is surprisingly easy to drink for something so robust. The perfect fireside autumn and winter warming rum, to sip and savour.
Start your day with a coffee from The Queer Eye style guru Tan France’s collab with Chimney Fire Coffee and Etsy. Included in the trio of coffee is Ethiopia with a honey like finish, El Salvador with a ‘pic n mix’ sweetness, and Brazil with a full-bodied espresso roasted coffee and snickers bar aftertaste.
A rare combination of sophistication and lightness, Della Vite DOCG wine has a distinct and complex flavour profile, delicate in both colour and taste. This new launch by the Delevigne sisters, Chloe, Poppy and Cara is a wonderfully indulgent Prosecco to be enjoyed at special celebratory moments.
This hamper is a real indulgence for lockdown. Bolney Lychgate Red and Bolney Lychgate Rose are both delicious alongside the Brighton Blue cheese. The Lychgate Bacchus needs to be paired with Sussex Charmer, a special cheese. Plus Sussex Brie works its magic with Flour Pot seasonal chutney and Alsop & Walker The Cheese Companion and Sussex Gourmand’s tasty thins. An indulgence worth investing in.
If you are looking for more vitamins, minerals and botanicals in your drinks, DRGN Superdrink is the answer. Relax in front of the TV knowing that you are drinking between 30% and 50% of your daily essential vitamins and superfoods in this one citrus drink. It’s alcohol free, caffeine free, low in sugar, contains no nasties, and is only 53 calories per serve.
Hiver’s flagship Honey Blonde Beer is brewed with the finest British honey from urban and rural beehives. Hiver delivers an incredibly fresh, smooth and easy drinking beer, which means it’s a great beer to sup whilst enjoying lockdown TV.