As the Christmas Party season commences, all be a bit different this year, we want to make sure you have a delicious selection of drinks to sip on whilst enjoying the festivities. Whether you would like to try something new for your zoom party, or just an interesting night in with loved ones, we are sure there is something for everyone on this list.
Milroy’s of Soho’s Drams to your Door
Milroy’s of Soho, London’s original whisky specialists, have released the latest edition of their hugely popular Drams to Your Door, offering whisky lovers across the UK unprecedented access to their unmatched selection of the world’s best whiskies from Tuesday 1st December. Exclusively packaged to make it perfect for Christmas gifting, the expert team have used their vast knowledge to put together 22 new three- and five-dram tasting flights, with prices ranging from £30 to £190 and something for everyone from beginners to old hands.
The three-dram flights will guide drinkers through sixteen curated selections inspired by flavour profile, geography, age and finish, alongside the festive ‘Winter Warmers’ and two ‘Old & Rare’ selections celebrating the best of Milroy’s vast collection. The five-dram tastings, most available in ‘Discovery’ and ‘Connoisseur’, will celebrate whisky by region, starting with the ‘Roots of Whisky’ and From ‘Coast to Coast’ – Single Malt Scotch before moving into ‘New World Whisky’ and ‘The American Dream’
Retail consultations are also available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), offering helpful and friendly advice on which whisky is right for you.
Orders can be placed at https://shop.milroys.co.uk/drams-to-your-door/
The Proofing Room Bottled Cocktails
Building on the success of their first bottled cocktail menu launched during the spring, the team at Spitalfields’ The Proofing Room have been working hard on an imaginative new menu of ready-to-drink cocktails for no-contact delivery across the UK. Inspired by the simplicity of the classic Highball, the dynamic menu has something for everyone, ideal for those long lockdown nights and inevitable Christmas Zoom Quizzes.
Examples of drinks on offer are, Vodka #1 – Vanilla, Vodka, Mandarin, Kaffir Lime, Aquavita – Vodka, Aquavit, Cucumber, Sherry, Peach, Dry Sherry, Peach & Chestnut – Bourbon, Chestnut, Peach, Ginger and Japanese Highball – Japanese Whisky, Kummel, Absinthe, Peach, Olive. Each bottle is prices at £14-£17.
Christmas drinks couldn’t be easy this year, all you have to do is the simple task of pouring the bottled delight into a glass.
Orders can be placed at https://www.theproofingroom.co.uk
Miami Cocktail Co
Miami Cocktail Company , an award-winning organic craft cocktail company based in Wynwood, Miami, are thrilled to announce the UK launch of their newest offering of single-serve Organic SPRITZ cocktails. Each organic-certified sparkling cocktail is 4.0% ABV and contains only 110 calories per can, with no added sugar, additives or preservatives, using only the finest natural ingredients. Drinks that will please every palate, making them the perfect host gift or beverage pairing for entertaining with family and friends.
Inspired by their vibrant and creative neighbourhood in Wynwood, Miami, co-founders Ross Graham and Simon Benstead set out to perfect the art of the clean cocktail. Their idea was to craft the purest and highest-quality cocktails for those who want to feel good about what they drink. They go beyond just calorie counting with a commitment to transparency of ingredients. Proper, authentic cocktails crafted with the tastiest real ingredients.
The ready-to-drink, wine-based Organic SPRITZ line is non-GMO, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free and comes in five vibrant pastel BPA-free cans: Organic Bellini SPRITZ, Organic Margarita SPRITZ, Organic Mimosa SPRITZ, Organic Paloma SPRITZ and Organic Sangria SPRITZ, and each can is £3.
The Venetian Spritz is a sophisticated alternative to Aperol this Christmas. Founded in 1920, SELECT Aperitivo is a classic Venetian aperitif and the key ingredient of the Venetian Spritz. SELECT is bringing the sophistication of Venice and the playfulness of Italian aperitivo hour to the British Isles, with the Venetian spritz being the perfect drink to enjoy at home with friends and loved ones over Christmas.
The SELECT recipe is made my blending together a variety of 30 botanicals from around the world to create a refined aromatic profile and balanced bittersweet taste. The recipe includes juniper berries, for their balsamic and floral characteristics, and rhubarb roots, which provide intensely bitter notes for balance. The juniper berries undergo a special maceration and distillation process, giving SELECT Aperitivo its fresh and resinous notes.
It is a really simple recipe, and you can put together a spritz kit as a lovely gift! Just add Prosecco, soda and olives!
Equiano Rum is the world’s first African and Caribbean Blend, never-before-seen blend of two cultures, two distilleries and two islands making it a perfect collaboration of east and west. Equiano is a 100% natural rum, with no spices, no additives and no added sugar. Completely uncompromised, all the rich and deep flavours come from the ex-Cognac and ex-Bourbon casks that the rum tropically matures in, creating an exquisite, modern and matured spirit that is totally unique.
On the nose, it delivers tropical warmth alongside notes of dried fruits such as raisins combined with sweet toffee, butterscotch, and caramel. To taste, Equiano delivers its natural sweetness from a mix of ex-cognac and ex-bourbon casks that it tropically matures in. Equiano finishes on a medium sweet note with touches of oak, anise, sweet pepper and a hint of bitter orange peel.
Named after the Nigerian-born writer, entrepreneur, abolitionist and freedom fighter Olaudah Equiano, the natural aged rum follows the extraordinary and monumental journey of Olaudah himself – starting its life in Africa, travelling to the Caribbean, and landing in the UK. £2 from every sale through the website goes to Anti-Slavery International.
This premium aged rum offers something entirely new to your drinks collection, making it the perfect gift this year.