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1. Champagne

Think champagne is just for pre-dinner nibbles? Think again. There’s a style of champagne or prosecco to match the entire culinary marathon that is Christmas day feasting. Try dipping our Christmas macaroons into your bubbly - Italian style!

You don’t have to look too deeply into the Christmas crystal ball to predict the chaotic kitchen scenes on the morning of the 25th. So to help make the day go more smoothly, here are a few festive drink suggestions. From a classic eggnog for Christmas Eve to the crowd-pleasing Martini, here's our favourite festive tipples to keep you merry, whatever comes your way.

2. Christmas Cup

If you want to ease yourself into the festivities a little more slowly, why not try our amazing non-alcoholic apple and blackcurrant Christmas cup? It’s the perfect drink for washing down all those Christmas treats. Simply break cloves and cinnamon sticks into a pan with apple juice and blackcurrant cordial and simmer for a few minutes, then enjoy chilled.

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3. Christmas Punch

Gather round the tree to sip on this Christmas punch. Combine a bottle of red wine with cranberry and apple juice and sprinkle 2 sachets of our mulled wine spice for added sparkle, then garnish with your favourite winter fruits.

4. Bellini

The bellini contains all the fun of a Buck's Fizz but with an added touch of class! Don’t forget to dip the rim of your glass into a dish of cinnamon sugar for that festive flair.

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5. Lemon Blanc

Shaken, not stirred, this citrus and thyme infused syrup adds a herbal note to gin for a delicious lemon blanc cocktail. Both sharp and creamy, it’s the perfect addition to your festive-themed drinks menu.

6. Lemongrass Martini

Enjoy a holiday twist on a classic cocktail. Flavoured with juniper berries and pomegranate, this lemongrass and lychee martini oozes Christmas elegance. Sharp, sweet and ever so merry.

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7. Eggnogg

Luscious, creamy, and non-alcoholic, this vanilla eggnog is deliciously spiced with cinnamon and scrapings of vanilla pods. A perfect treat for all the family to enjoy!

8. Mulled Cider

New for Christmas 2015, mulled cider will put you in a jolly mood with its cheerful blend of oranges, cloves and cinnamon.

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9. Spiced Hot Chocolate

You can’t beat a steaming hot cup of creamy spiced hot chocolate at the end of a cold winter’s day. Made with sweet ground cinnamon, a few crushed cardamoms and cloves, give this deliciously spiced treat an extra kick with a dash of brandy or rum. There’s even a hint of crushed chilli for a gentle kick.

10. Hot Toddy

To add even more Christmas cheer add a shot of orange liqueur for the perfect ending and ease into a winter slumber with a hot toddy. Immerse a cinnamon stick and a few cloves in hot water, add a dash of Scottish whisky, lemon and honey and that’s Christmas wrapped up!

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11. Mulled Spiced Wine

After a frosty night of carolling, our marvellous mulled wine spice blend is the perfect remedy to warm you up. For non-alcoholic mulled wine, add 2 sachets to a litre of cranberry juice, heat and serve garnished with orange wedges for instant magic!

12. Vanilla and Butterscotch Milk Shake

A decadent mini-milkshake with rich, sweet flavours, try our Vanilla Butterscotch Milk Shake Shooters. Serve milk shake shooters with chocolate cookies for a fun, grown-up treat.

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