Christmas is a time when many of us choose to indulge in some seasonal spirits, which is why we thought we’d take a look at our favourite drinks for the festive season. We were kindly sent these to review.
Whether you’re a gin drinker, a whisky connoisseur or a vodka lover. we’ve got you covered in our festive drinks roundup. Obviously, purely for research purposes, we’ve tried these out to save you the trouble…
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Beefeater Pink Gin – £14
With hints of strawberry and a pink hue that will look every inch the fancy cocktail over Christmas, Beefeater Pink Gin is a firm gin favourite that’s bound to make an appearance over Christmas 2018.
Mandy said “I’ve been loving the Pink Gin trend throughout 2018 and must say that the Beefeated Pink Gin is the one that I go back to time and time again. It tastes great and is affordable. Ideal for Christmas!”
Beefeater Pink Gin costs £14 you can find out more information about this gin here.
The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve – £45
This single malt whisky is definitely ideal as a gift or as a tipple for the festive season. Features a combination of raisin-rich intense taste of cognac with the signature citrus notes and creamy smoothness of The Glenlivet. To smell, this is bursting with sweet and fruity aromas. Rich in honey and apricot jam, with notes of sweet cinnamon bread and a subtle sensation of spicy liquorice.
Whisky lover John said: “Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy luxuries like single malt whisky. Glenlivet is in fact one of my favourites and whether you enjoy it on it’s own, with water, with ice or even with coke, this is the ultimate festive indulgence.”
You can find out even more information about The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve here.
Absolut Juice Edition Apple – £16
What would Christmas be without flavour? Cinnamon, Mixed Fruit & Apple are definitely at the top of the list of festive flavours, which is why the newly released Absolut Juice Edition Apple is making it’s way into our seasons spirits roundup. This is the perfect addition to a festive cocktail (or maybe even two…)
Mandy said: “I added some of this to vodka and a splash of apple juice to make an appletini – it was stunning! the perfect Christmas cocktail!”
Find out more information over at Absolut UK
Adnams Copper House Pink Gin – £29.99
Adnams Copper House Pink Gin is a twist on their original award winning dry gin. Boasting a twist of Raspberry, this pink, fruity gin is a firm favourite here in the UTCT offices and we’re sure it will be popular over the festive season.
Gin lover, Holly said: “This has a definite raspberry fruity taste to it but still tastes like gin which I like. I always have gin with lemonade but actually enjoyed this with tonic for a change!”
M&S Jaffa Cake Liqueur – £10
Yes, you read that right. M&S have released a Jaffa Cake Liqueur that is set to find it’s way into every hot chocolate we consume over the festive season and we’re certain that you will love it just as much as we do!
Katy says: “Just when I thought my hot chocolate couldn’t get any tastier along comes the M&S Jaffa Cake Liqueur. This is the perfect addition to my hot chocolate, giving it an orangey zest. It’s just a pity I can’t always have them in the morning!”
View more information and buy this Jaffa Cake Liqueur over at Marks And Spencer.
Asda Gingerbread Gin Liqueur – £12
It’s not as if we needed persuaded to try more gin, but if we did, the fact that this is filled with glitter and tastes like Gingerbread has us sold. Holly was the lucky one to try this out!
“I’m not a fan of tonic, so I always drink gin with Lemonade which I was worried wouldn’t work well with the Gingerbread flavour, but actually the two work together really nicely, not to mention looks every inch the perfect shimmery drink for Christmas!”
The Gingerbread Gin Liqueur is £12 and is available at Asda.
Anno Cranberry Gin – £36.70
Cut Rum ‘Cut To The Spice’
Ramsbury Vodka Wiltshire – £38
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur – £30
The Bitter Truth Apricot Liqueur – £24.18
Aldi Passionfruit Gin Liqueur – £9.99
Carthy & Black Yorkshire Cream Liqueur Set
- Carthy & Black Yorkshire Cream Liqueur (Made with Whiskey & Yorkshire Cream 17% ABV 50cl)
- Carthy & Black Yorkshire Gin Cream Liqueur (A delicious combination of Yorkshire cream & Gin. 17% ABV, 50cl)
- Carthy & Black Yorkshire Lemon Gin Cream Liqueur (A combination of Yorkshire’s finest lemon cream & gin. 17%, 50cl)
Everyone at UTCT had a try of these, with Elaine being completely converted to the Lemon Gin Liqueur. She said: “Think Limoncello mixed with Baileys and a hint of Gin to boot and you’ve got this summed up. I love how sweet, yet zesty this is. I actually poured some over the top of Ice Cream and it was delicious! I’m converted! If you’re not a huge fan of Lemon, then try the original version, it’s sweeter and is extra indulgent”
Speaking of the Cream Liqueur, Katy said: “What could be more christmassy than a bottle of whiskey cream? Whiskey (Check!), Cream (Check!), I’m sold. This is thick, sweet, creamy and oh so tasty. I ate a few After Eights with this and must admit both the bottle and the After Eights didn’t stand a chance! Beautiful!”
For more information and to buy the Carthy & Black Yorkshire Cream trio, visit Spirit Of Harrowgate.