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Seasonal Spirit(s)

If you’re going to push the boat out at any time of year, then Christmas is most definitely the season to indulge.

And with that, comes an exciting range of new, seasonal and limited edition drinks to choose from over the holidays; so we have taken a look (and sample!) of some of the ones that you’ll want to seek out or perhaps find hiding in your stocking this Christmas….

Cranes Cranberry Gin

This festive gin features an impressive 70 cranberries in each bottle – surely that has to count as at least one of your five a day?!  Handcrafted in small batches, the gin features a smooth taste with a pleasant zingy aroma from the sharp snap of berry tartness.  A fantastic fresh and fruity gin that pairs beautifully with tonic. Priced £32 from Cranes.

Kentish Pip Cider 

For a beautiful gift or one just to keep and admire, this tube of ciders includes Kentish Pop’s best-selling ciders -High Diver, Skylark, Craftsman and Forager.  Not only do they taste great, with an impressive amount of fresh English apples packed in, but the cans are stunning pieces of hand-drawn illustrations by the talented Kingdom & Sparrow to capture true artisan storytelling. Each gift tube also features a label ready for personalisation. The Craft Cider Tube is priced a very reasonable £10 from Kentish Pip.

Tequila Rose

Imagine the smoothness and fruity hit of a thick strawberry shake and you’re not far off the mark with Tequila Rose. This silky smooth drink is an enjoyable spirit – a strawberry cream with the undertone of a Tequila bite making it not quite as innocent as it may taste! Great consumed over ice or mixed into a creamy cocktail.

Silent Pool Gin in a Tin

Gin in a tin but not as you know it! Silent Pool’s premium gin is packed with 24 botanicals, resulting in a subtly sweet fine finish. This one had to make our list for its innovation – the 70cl bottle is presented in an ornate tin with a special lid that doubles as a beautiful coaster on which to place your G&T. A stunning gift that looks great, and tastes even better. Priced £42 from Silent Pool Distillery.   


Yuzu fruit comes from the Far East, and is a citrus fruit that shares many characteristics with a lemon. Distilled they make an even better delight in the form of Yuzucello, a unique tart liqueur that features a tangy take on its Italian counterpart. An intense citrus drink featuring the yuzu’s signature notes of lemon, mandarin and grapefruit, it makes for a great post Christmas dinner drink, and an even better conversation starter! Priced £26 from The Wasabi Company.

Brothers Toffee Apple Cider

The epitome of a smoldering autumnal beverage, this take on the traditional apple cider provides a true winter warmer of the cold variety! Featuring a sweet toffee flavor blended with a cream soda, it’s the perfect combination for a sweet treat. Brothers have also launched a Toffee Apple Alcohol Free cider too featuring the same rich flavours, just without the alcohol!

NOVELTEA Celebrate

Dragon’s Den winner, NOVELTEA, has brought back popular ‘Celebrate’, a warming winter alcoholic spiced blend. Made from Scotch whisky, the full-bodied black loose tea is infused with delicious winter spices and botanicals including cloves, cardamom and cinnamon to give the undeniable taste of Christmas. Priced £9.95 for 25cl from

Sea Change Wine

Eco-conscious wine Sea Change has a range of elegant light wines including a range of brand new packs that bring together some of their favourite bottles. The Christmas Day Pack includes a bottle of their fruity, soft Prosecco, zesty Sauvignon Blanc and rich Malbec meaning there’s something for all wine lovers. Priced £35 from

Jaffa Cake Gin

Brand new and just in time for Christmas is a range of colourful gin liqueurs that is a nod to the 80s with some tantalising retro flavours.  While we had eyes on the scrummy Rhubarb and Custard and Lemon Sherbet, it’s the Jaffa Cake gin liqueurs that caught our attention for Christmas. A sweet and warming aroma of orange chocolate, featuring a hint of zing with a cocoa, earthy undertone make it an enjoyable drink to enjoy this season.  Priced £15 from Amazon  

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