December 2019 / Food & Drink / by Becky Pomfret

The Ultimate Luxury Drinks List for Christmas 2019

Your drinks cabinet will thank you

Christmas Drinks

1. Assaranca Vodka

From Donegal, this is infused with gorse blossom and rowan berries for a smooth, warming finish and is 41%. Another oh-so-pretty bottle that you’ll definitely want to keep. £27.27

2. 1800 Tequila X Kojey Radical

Made from 100% Weber blue agave in a limited Kojey Radical designed bottle. 1800® Tequila, the world’s first super premium tequila, has released three limited edition bottles designed by renowned British rapper, musician, poet and multimedia artist, Kojey Radical, in its first Essential Artist UK series. A great Christmas present and a collector’s item for sure. £40

Christmas drinks

3. Aluna Coconut Rum

This is a lighter and more flavourful way to enjoy coconut rum with no sugar.  Made with high altitude Guatemalan rum and smooth Caribbean rums, blended with organic coconut water and natural toasted coconut flavours. Lower in sugar. Because life is sweet enough, and our sugar consumption quite high enough thank you very much. £24.05

4. CÎROC White Grape

Just in time for the festive season, CÎROC releases the first ever ‘total gold look’ bottle which is set to be the perfect gift on everyone’s Christmas’ list. CÎROC White Grape with its distinctive flavour of ripe and fruity white grapes, is a great addition to any day or night celebration; add a fashionable twist to an old time classic Kir Royale and impress your guests. £35.90

If you are looking to raise your gifting game this season, INKD offers you the chance to personalise your winter edition by adding a name or message of choice

5. Real Kombucha *Alcohol Free*

For those who don’t want to drink alcohol, or who just need a break, this range of drinks launched in 2017 should be just the thing. It is a light, tart, refreshingly carbonated, non-alcoholic brew made from exquisite fine teas from small gardens around the world. It is brewed using fermentation techniques usually found in fine wines and the best craft beers. The team are passionate about the brewing and fermentation process and unlike many other kombuchas no fruit juices or sugars are added to the drink. £2.30-£2.50

Christmas drinks

6. An Dúlamán Santa Ana Armada Strength Gin

A barrel-aged, navy strength expression of An Dúlamán from Sliabh Liag Distillers. This particular bottling has quite the history. Its name comes from La Duquesa Santa Ana, an Andalusian ship which was lost off the coast of Loughros Mor, Ardara in Ireland, in Philip II’s unfortunate Spanish Armada’s attempt to invade England in 1588. The gin has been aged in Rioja wine casks from the home region of the Santa Ana’s commander before it was bottled at 57% ABV. £45.46

7. Motörhead Whisky

You are sure to have heard of legendary rock band, Motörhead, who now extend their brand beyond the stage and into a portfolio of unique spirits just launched in the UK. Motörhead may have one of the world’s largest rock communities, but the band’s beverages are not just for the rock’n’rollers among us. Featuring premium dark rum, vodka and single malt whisky, there is something for every palate. £67.25

Christmas drinks

8. Mionetta and Angostura Bitters

This well-structured sparkling Prosecco stands out for its luminous straw yellow hue and for its emphatic yet stylish mousse. The bouquet is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, while the palate is appealingly marked by aromatic notes of honey, black liquorice, and acacia blossom. Extremely versatile in pairing, this sparkling wine loves vegetables, minestrone, mushrooms, grilled fish and almost any fish-based preparation, and also tastes delicious with a splash of Angostura aromatic bitters. (Mionetto Prosecco) £8.00 | (Angostura Bitters) £10.50

Christmas Drinks

9. Death’s Door Gin

Death’s Door Gin has a surprisingly simple botanical mix of organic juniper berries, coriander and fennel which showcases how complimentary and complex simple expressions can be.  Bottled at 47% abv, Death’s Door Gin is big enough to stand up to mixing and makes a phenomenal dry martini (try a dash of orange bitters and an orange zest garnish). Why Death’s Door??? Well the name is taken from the straight of water which the wheat and juniper used in the production must cross on its journey from the fields of Washington Island to the distillery in Madison Wisconsin. So there you go. £41.99

10. Mamont Vodka

Crystal-clear Mamont is like no other vodka. Outstandingly smooth, delicate and rich toned, its secret lies in uniquely Siberian ingredients and craftsmanship. In a bottle shaped like a Tusk after a baby Mamouth was found perfectly frozen near the distillery, this would make a fantastic gift. £33.99