Heart London Magazine’s – Tasty Christmas Tipples
At Heart London Magazine we love tipples, especially during the holiday season, they are great to help celebrate Christmas, bring in the new year or give as a present. We are sharing some beautiful drinks we think you will enjoy this festive season.
Boodles Mulberry Gin
At Heart London Magazine, we are big believers in supporting British products and companies, so we were excited to hear about Boodles British Mulberry Gin. This wonderful gin is a welcome twist on the British classic Christmas Mulberry wine. This rich gin is sweet, has a bold Mulberry flavour and is beautiful over ice, or mixed in with a cocktail. It is perfect to drink during Christmas celebrations or relaxing next to an open fire. Those who don’t list gin as a favourite drink will definitely change their minds when they sip this delightful drink and for gin lovers it makes the perfect present.
Available for £20.00 at Morrisons
Cointreau Gift set (Cointreau Fizz)
Cointreau liqueur has a unique warming and refreshing taste with great fruit intensity rendering it perfect for a wide variety of drinks including Mai Tai’s, Spicy Margarita’s, The White Lady and more.This particular blend gives Cointreau its unique and delicate taste, the perfect balance of sweetness and freshness. Its character and excellence lie in the rigorous selection and assembly of the orange peels with a hint of spice making this delectable liquor the perfect drink to sip over ice. However you like Cointreau, this lovely gift set makes the perfect Christmas present.
Available for £24.00 at The Whiskey Exchange
Jenkyn Place Rose Brut
Jenkyn Place create award-winning wines that are made in the traditional Champagne method, from classic grape varieties and spend three years on lees before being released to the public. As champagnes lovers, this wonderful wine is certainly one of our favourites. The delicate taste of rosehip, redcurrant and cranberry over bubbles just glide over your tongue and titillate your taste buds. The Jenkyn Place Rose Brut makes the perfect partner to enjoy your Christmas turkey or to bring in the new year, great to enjoy over Christmas and a gift any wine or champagne lover would appreciate.
Available for £35.00 at Jenkyn Place
Vodka is certainly on the top of our list when it comes to spirits and the better the quality, the better the taste. Absolut Elyx is a smooth high end vodka, that almost tastes silky and can be enjoyed as part of a cocktail or, our favourite, with sparkling water and a slice of lemon. However you enjoy your vodka, it is almost certain that vodka connoisseurs will enjoy this wonderful tipple. Like Absolut classic Vodka, Absolut Elyx is still wheat based, but its character and taste profile are radically different. Give the gift of delicious vodka or buy a bottle and simply enjoy!
Availble for £31.99 at the Drinks Basket
iHeart Wines – I Heart Prosecco
If you would like a delicious Prosecco which is also great value for money, I heart Wines Prosecco could be perfect for you! It is light, bubbly and goes down very well. i heart Prosecco is bursting with classic acacia flower aromas and delicate apple and peach flavours. What is Christmas without a little taste or two of bubbly and this is one Prosecco we are sure you will love!
Available at Tesco for £8.50
Zonin Prosecco is a varietal wine made from the Glera grape, which is native to the Veneto region. There, the Zonin family owns the largest Glera vineyards in Italy. It is from these vineyards that the fruit for Prosecco is sourced. This delightful sparkler delivers aromas and flavors of crisp green apple, lime, white peach and a hint of sage. Vibrant acidity and invigorating bubbles offset the fruit flavours. This wine is light with a pleasant touch of sweetness — perfect for sipping and is great value for money.
Available for £11.99 at Majestic Wine
Laborie Blanc De Blancs
This complex and indulgent sparkling wine shows aromas of green apple and citrus. Hints of lime are accompanied by aromas of toasted bread and hazelnut. The palate is creamy, round and textured with an explosive acidity and lasting, elegant finish. This wonderful sparkling wine would be perfect to enjoy on Christmas morning alone or to help bring in the new year. It is no wonder this wonderful wine has won awards, as the taste is divine.
Available for £15.95 at Slurp and Amazon
Prosecco DOC Astoria Galie Extra Dry Treviso
Founded in 1987 by an old family of winemakers, this beautiful Prosecco pairs well with fish, pizza, pasta, charcuterie and hard cheeses. The stylish bottles gives a hint to the beautiful drink inside, it has great value/quality rapport. It’s one of the easiest drinking Prosecco’s we have tasted and will delight any drinker. It certainly would be a perfect drink to bring in the new year, drink by itself of enjoy with canapés. Enjoy this pleasing and harmonious anytime you wish.
Available for £12.95 at Gerrard Seel
Gin Lane 1751 Victoria Pink Gin
This beautiful pink gin is presented in a pretty bottle making it the perfect gift for those who enjoy gin. This smooth, refreshing and floral gin has a gentle hint of spiced bitters. This British drink was created by a group of inquisitive drinks industry veterans with a passion to recreate a range of London Gins with historical accuracy and relevance to the Victorian era. Victoria Pink Gin is full-bodied with an infusion of naturally blended aromatic bitters, a lovely gift and with a wonderful distinctive taste.
Available at £20.00 at Aldi, Amazon and Selfridges
Glen Moray Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
If your going to any event over the holidays and want to bring a nice bottle as a hostess gift, Glen Moray single malt scotch whiskey is a great gift. It’s aged 15 years in old American Bourbon casks and has a beautiful full body nose with some rich notes. Unfortunately the taste isn’t as complex as I would like but in saying that, the palate is subtle with hints of caramel, cinnamon and a bit if ginger which pair nicely with many different mixers or on its own. Also, I do find that the mellowness of this scotch whiskey is far more accessible to different taste buds and at an average price point of £45 you can’t go wrong with stocking stuffer.
Available from £45.00 at Royal Mile Whiskies, Scotch Whisky Experience and more
Tin Cup Whiskey
Seeing that Christmas is right around the corner, a bottle of spirits is a versatile gift to give. Tincup is an American whiskey that I found pleasantly surprising in taste and function. It literally comes with a small Tin cup shot on the top, which is a clever marketing choice as well as a great function. It’s subtle with notes of cinnamon and oak, very differrnt from its Scottish counterparts. It’s smooth and easy to drink, I also found it great to mix with cocktails as it’s not as powerful as other American whiskey.
Available for £32.00 at Marks and Spencer