03 Dec Christmas Drinks Guide 2019
The LuxGifts team enjoy this festive time of the year and love entertaining our friends and family. Our LuxGifts Christmas Drinks Guide will help give you all the inspiration you need to find that extra beverage for the festive season.
On behalf of the Luxgifts team I would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2020.
Zymurgorium gin is the perfect extravagant gift for the gin-lover in your life. The range of gins includes funky flavours such as Flagingo Pink Gin, Flagingo Electric Blue and Raspberry Gin based liqueur, Unicorn Gin and Sweet Violet Gin based liqueur.
The Zymurgorium Flagingo Pink gin is a pink gin with confidence. Like a flamingo struts, this gin struts in with flavours of the Caribbean; mango, pineapple, passionfruit, allspice and ginger. These flavours are wonderful and bring the holiday sun to your taste buds.
Another fabulous flavour is the Flagingo Electric Blue and Sottish Raspberry Gin based liqueur. This is a shimmering swirl of rocking colour changing madness. You taste buds will love this combination of Blue and Scottish Raspberries. If goes really well with a sparkling mixer which also triggers an explosion of pink hues. This is the perfect drink for the party season.
The Zymurgorium Realm of the Unicorn gin is another perfect drink for the festive season. This shimmering gin liqueur is full of flavour and drinkable glitter. It features sweet notes of marshmallow and vibrant hints of juniper goodness. This gin can be severed in cocktails, with tonic or as a shimmer shot.
The range of Zymurgorium gins are perfect gifts for Christmas. The RRP is £20.00 and they are available from Selfridges, Amazon, very.co.uk abd www.zymurgorium.com.
Marqués de Céceres
This festive season, give your loved ones a bottle of their favourite red wine from the leading Spanish Rioja brand, Marqués de Céceres.
The Reserva Red Wine is a smooth and supple wine. It delivers a mouthful of plump red plums and currants with balanced tannins. It is superb with roast lamb, game birds and venison. The RRP is £13.49.
The Crianza Red Wine has indulgent red berry notes that are enhanced with sweet spices and vanilla. This wine is truly pleasurable and is perfect with steak. The RRP is £9.49.
Lastly, the Marqués de Céceres Gran Reserva is a must if you want to treat a wine lover to something extra special this Christmas. This wine is a superb blend of mature fruits and delicate spices that come together in this sublime Rioja. The RRP is £18.99.
The Marqués de Céceres red wines are perfect gifts for Christmas or can be enjoyed and shared with family and friends. All the wines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur
Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur is handcrafted from organic coffee with a hint of cinnamon. It is made in New Zealand and is perfect for the festive season.
Quick brown Fox uses a blend of coffee from three organic coffee farms, selected and specially roasted by hand to bring out a unique and complex flavour.
This drink is best served on its own after dinner or served in an espresso martini. It is also a sophisticated addition to any cocktail that requires coffee. This liqueur is ideal to enjoy with family and friends this Christmas. The RRP is £25.25.
Brookie’s Gins are great Christmas gifts for gin lovers. The Brookie’s Byron Slow Gin showcases a unique rainforest fruit native to the subtropical region of Byron Bay, the Davidson Plum. These plums are steeped in Byron Dry Gin for over 6 months so you can expect exhilarating flavours of rose, watermelon and bright plum. This gin is made in the traditional style of the English ‘Sloe’ gin. The RRP is £35.00.
Another fabulous Brookie’s gin is the Brookies Byron Dry Gin. This gin is a hand crafted on a farm in Byron Bay and is a beautifully balanced combination of the finest regional botanicals. This gin uses a recipe of 26 botanicals, including Byron sunrise finger lime, cinnamon myrtle, aniseed myrtle, river mint, raspberry and macadamia. The RRP is £35.00.
Method of Madness Irish Distilled Gin
This Irish Micro Distilled Gin is a unique liquor that is presented in a beautiful blue bottle making it the ideal present for Christmas.
This gin explores historic gin recipes from 1798 with research into how botanicals work together to create interesting flavours in gin. This results in a gin that contains 16 eclectic botanicals, led by Black Lemon and Irish Gorseflower, giving the gin notes of both citrus and spice.
This gin has a taste of spicy pine, earthy woodland frost and balanced citrus burst. It also has a nose of lemon balm, shredded ginger and sweet Irish Gorseflower. These combined with the finish or rooted orange grove and slowly roasted spice results in a gin that is absolutely divine.
This Irish Micro Distilled gin is available online from KMW Wine & Spirits, Fairley’s Wines and McSwiggans. The RRP starts from £38.00.
CÎROC White Grape
CÎROC has released the first ever ‘total gold look’ bottle just in time for the festive season making it an ideal gift for Christmas. The CÎROC White Grape is the new limited-edition flavour from the luxury French vodka. It is distilled five times to ensure the highest quality and an opulent silky-smooth feel and is then wonderfully infused with a distinctive blend of ripe and fruity white grapes. This results in a perfect rich tasting spirit infused with delicate floral notes, hints of crisp citrus and lush honeydew.
CÎROC White Grape has a distinctive, sophisticated flavour and is a great addition to any day or night celebration over the festive season. It is best served chilled but can also be paired with a splash of Crème de cassis and Champagne to create a playful take on the Kir Royale classic.
A wonderful drink for Christmas is from the Isle of Wight’s only Distillery; Mermaid Gin. This gin is a hand-crafted small batch gin distilled using ten ethically sourced botanicals. This gin is smooth and refreshing and has a nose of fresh citrus, sweet spice and gentle juniper. The taste has citrus zing with a peppery spice. This gin is delicious paired with Fever-Tree tonic.
This gin comes in striking bottle that is highly tactile and has sculpted scales that reflect light. The scales swirl downwards around the bottle, resembling the tail of the mythical sea creature. The stunning colours of the bottle also mimic the clear blues of the Mediterranean Sea. The bottle is also plastic free and uses entirely recycled materials, there is even a plant-based seal around its wooden cork.
Mermaid gin is an ideal drink for gin lovers. The RRP is £39.50 for a 70cl bottle and it is available from Marks and Spencer.