TIPPLES – Heart London Magazine’s Christmas Gift Guide

Moore House Cocktail Company Mixed Trio

We are totally in love with the Moore House Cocktail Co.’s fresh take on an original Espresso Martini.  The welcome addition of the salted caramel makes this tasty drink original and moreish. Even a small sip if full of flavour and a firm favourite at Heart London Magazine. This wonderful cocktail comes ready made in the cutest little medicine bottle. Actually, the bottles are so cute that you will want to keep them all year round.  The perfect drink to sip around the fire at Christmas. This set also comes with a Negroni and Spicy Margarita, not forgetting the dried fruit and salt to make your cocktails authentic. Moore House Cocktail Company’s, curated collection of cocktails and candles are perfect for Christmas gifting. The range features eight beautifully packaged pre-bottled cocktails in a variety of sizes, from single serves to larger 500ml bottles for sharing with your chosen six, through to personalised gift boxes and stylish cocktail-inspired scented candles. 

100ml mixed trio – from £29 with complimentary shaker from Moore House Cocktail Company

Double Dutch Cranberry and Ginger Tonic Water

This drink works perfectly if you’re looking for a delicious non-alcoholic refreshment this Christmas or want an exciting mixer, it also makes a wonder mixed for gin or vodka. The sweet and sour flavour of the cranberries is complemented perfectly by the subtle spiciness of ginger, creating a warming beverage that is the ultimate choice this festive season. For a truly unique drink, serve over ice with a splash of fresh lemon juice, and a slice of fresh orange and ginger or combine with your favourite gin for a festive G&T. 

Available at Double Dutch Drinks

Jose Cuervo Especial Reposado (Gold)

Even if the party is at home this year there is nothing like a sip of tequila to put you in the mood for fun. Jose Cuervo is a name that you can trust when it comes to tequila. The classic Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila mixed deliciously with numerous cocktails and the price is fantastic tequila! It can be taken straight, which is our favourite way to drink it or added to a mixed drink! This mixto tequila is a blend of both blanco and reposado tequila and, of course, is not 100% agave. This is our go to tequila for margarita’s. Not too expensive and a fantastic taste.

Available from Master of Malt for £19.52

Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila

This is our favourite Curvo Tequila, its smooth to drink and fantastic over ice. This is a well balanced drink with hints of Caramel, herbs and (of course) Agave. The fruity agave is delicious; and there is only a mild white pepper spice heating the palate. If you are a fan of a tequila shot, then this is the one to choose. As a blanco, Cuervo Tradicional is very mild and easygoing. Agave is muted, as is pretty much everything else. This is a blanco tequila with little bite: A touch of honey, vanilla, and lemon, with a mild agave lacing throughout it all. The perfect drink to enjoy this Christmas.

Available at the Bottle Club for £19.99

1800 Tequila Silver 

1800 Tequila Silver is a favourite of Heart London Magazine, it mixes well and is absolutely delicious straight. This is a premium 100% blue agave silver Tequila from 1800 and the The flavour is clean and refreshing with notes of angelica root. This drink creates a very flavorful experience, uncommon for a blanco, full of agave essence, crema, some coffee notes, and vanilla.  This is a velvety tequila with a very rich mouthful, a must have in your Christmas drinks cupboard and the perfect gift for any tequila lovers.

Available at Waitrose for £32.00

Lugger Spiced Rum

On the palate the cinnamon reasserts itself in this wonderfully smooth rum, with flavours of honey, strong orange, and dark chocolate too. The orange and chocolate notes are there on the finish, so if you like rum and chocolate oranges, this is definitely the spiced rum for you. This drink oozes that Christmas feeling and would be perfect to add to the Christmas pudding, drink over ice or in a cocktail. Even if you are not a spiced rum fan, you might well be after you taste this delicious rum and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without it. This rum makes a wonderful present for any rum fan.

Available at Waitrose for £38.50

Brockmans’ Gin Christmas Hamper

This Christmas hamper is the perfect gift for any gin lovers in your life. Not only is this gin one of the tastiest on the market, this wonderful set it divine! Each basket contains a 70cl bottle of Brockmans’ Gin, two Schweppps tonic water bottles and a beautiful home bar kit. This is all put together in a gorgeous, black basket-work hamper, ideal for picnics or storage later. We adore this wonderful gift set and know you will too, a fantastic present that will be enjoyed long after it has been opened. Hurry as this set is limited edition.

Available from Brockmans Gin for £160.00

Chilean Chardonnay from El Tesoro de las Montañas

We are huge Chardonnay fans at Heart London Magazine, however finding a good wine at an affordable price isn’t always easy – this is where El Tesoro steps in as their delectable wine is only £5.99! El Tesoro de las Montañas means ‘The Treasure of the Mountains’ and this couldn’t be more true than in Chile where the cool, clear  water from the Andes helps to irrigate the vineyards below. A fresh and vibrant Chilean Chardonnay that exhibits complex citrus notes, lifted tropical fruit flavours and a balanced minerality with subtle creamy undertones. Chill this wine and enjoy it over Christmas, we know it isn’t the only time you will buy it as its an excellent wine with a great price point. Also try the Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, they are equally delicious.

Available from for Co-op for £5.99

Port Askaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 8 Year Old Glass Set

Port Askaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is truly a gift your loved one or friend will embrace with love this year. A whisky that has aged 8 years, its tasting notes hit the right tastebuds, leaving an impressionable taste in your mouth. Once poured into the glass, the slight smell of charcoal hits your nose, reminding you of a good old barbeque. The scent of salted crisps also comes into play along with the zesty fresh smell of lemon. Once tasted, the flavor of caramels dances on your tongue, intertwining to create another flavor that knocks you of this world (which is needed especially with how this year has been going). It also comes gift packaged, with two glasses sitting upright next to the bottle, making sure you don’t waste time trying to find glasses to consume this delicious yet victorious drink.

Available at Whisky Exchange for £49.95

Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur

Quick Brown Fox is a brand that never fails to quench our thirst. This Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liquer is definitely one of the books, a drink that will be imprinted in your loved one’s mind this Christmas. Once tasted, you experience the rich and seductive coffee liqueur, which is perfect for an evening drink once you have eaten the Christmas food, a cool soothing drink to not only help you digest but to embrace the rest of the evening. Perfect choice for whisky lovers, make them fall in love with an experience they won’t forget.

Available at Majestic for £25.00

Kinahan’s Small Batch Irish Whiskey

If you are looking for a whisky that compliments your sweet tooth and tropical fantasies, this is the one for you. A whisky that contains the sweet fragrance of pear and apple crumble with the spicy undertones of caramel and the sweet tones of syrup, mango, creamy fruit participating as part of its palate with its Christmassy notes of nutmeg and clove, orange oil, and brown sugar, with caramelized pineapple as its finish. This drink will only enhance the delicious dishes you are going to be eating with your family and friends this Christmas. Treat yourself or a loved one with this and get ready for the Christmas festivities.

Available at Master of Malt at £35.95

Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia 70 cl

Marking our words right now! This will be the best TEQUILA you or your loved one will ever taste! Its golden brown appearance confirms that you have won the jackpot with this quality drink. The beautiful aromas of oak, toasted almonds, vanilla, apple, and spicy cinnamon and its strong hints of black and ginger pimiento helps to confirm that you won’t be satisfied until you finish the entire bottle, you wouldn’t want this drinking experience to end at all.

Available at Amazon for £112.11

The Botanist Gin Wild Cocktail Collection

The Botanist Gin Wild Cocktail Collection allows you to experience 3 unique cocktails which help you explore the flavourful wilds of Scotland. The Ramble Collection includes Aelder Elixir, The Botanist Gin, Sea Buckthorn and Elderflower syrup is great for people who like cocktails with a fruit flavour, the Amagroni collection speaks out more to people who enjoy sweet cocktails with its collection including Amarosa Rosehip Liquer, The Botanist Gin and Tansy and Yarrow Tincture whilst the The Plants & Quincidence collection does play on the floral flavours Bitters being a part of this collection. A cocktail collection serving different kinds of flavours, it will be sure to quench your thirst and awaken your tastebuds. It is a perfect gift for anyone who loves cocktails and its variety allows people to share with drinking experience with others.

Available at Buck & Birch for £29.99