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.
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.
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.
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!
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.