A restive scene of christmassy drinks

6 drinks for an extra-special Christmas Day

Of course it’s not Christmas without a Buck’s Fizz before breakfast, a glass of wine with lunch and an evening tot of sherry for mum, but what if you’re looking for something a little more interesting? We’ve discovered the best drinks to make your Christmas Day extra festive.

 

Wiston Estate Brut NV Magnum – Start your day the right way by toasting family and friends with a glass of sparkling English wine. And with this whopping magnum you’ll be sure to have enough to top up everyone’s glass.

Jarrold’s Sloe Gin – Finding a bottle under the tree is especially nice when it’s a fancy small-batch gin. This beautifully bottled sloe gin from Jarrold’s is perfectly wintery and makes a great gift.

Real English Caribbean Spiced Rum – In need of a Christmas cocktail? Try a dark & stormy, a warming mix of ginger beer and spiced rum.

Ingredients:
200ml ginger beer
50ml Real English Caribbean Spiced Rum
Ice
Quarter of lime

Method: Pour the ginger beer and spiced rum over ice and add a squeezed quarter of lime.

Stopham Pinot Gris 2020 – Of course you need something to drink with your roast dinner and we recommend this excellent full-bodied white wine. The floral notes and intense flavour are a great pairing with both turkey and nut roast.

Real English Toffee Vodka – Warm up after your post-lunch walk with a hot chocolate laced with toffee vodka. Make up your drink with 50ml of Real English Toffee Vodka mixed into your hot cocoa.

Titanic Plum Porter – TV time! A beer in front of a film is essential on Christmas evening and this plum porter has all the festive feels.