Well here it is Merry Christmas, there’s more than a few sleeps to go, and if you’re looking for the perfect festive tipple, VIVA has you covered.
Whether it’s the perfect gift or something to make the big day extra special, check out these drinks guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit.
Sixpence Pud Christmas Pudding Gin Liqueur
The delicious Six Pence Pud gin.
Well you can’t get more Christmassy than this! From the team behind Snow Globe Gin, The Sixpence Pud Gin Liqueur is as decadent as it is delicious, a perfect centrepiece of your Christmas celebrations and something VIVA would like in their stocking.
The Sixpence Pud is the ultimate gift for any gin lover this festive season. Where once it was tradition to find a sixpence inside a pudding, this bottle gives luxurious gold shimmer with every sip. Each bottle arrives in it’s own gift box with a beautiful gold foil design.
The traditionally designed Christmas Pudding bottle features intricate embossed detailing. Sixpence Pud is short and sweet with a sprig of holly on top.
The gin liqueur is rich and warming with a golden shimmer boasting notes of candied fruit, Christmas spices of cinnamon and orange and a vanilla and caramel sweetness running through it.
It’s Christmas in a bottle and to drink it simply drink neat in a glass with ice, used to create a festive cocktail or add to a glass prosecco to create the perfect aperitif. Gently shake the bottle to release the golden shimmer.
Cut to the chase this festive season with these yummy rum miniatures
Want a present or treat to warm the cockles of your heart then look no further than the Cut Rum gift set.
Made with award winning aged rums from The Worthy Park Estate in Jamaica and The Trinidad Distillery, Cut Rums are blended with 100% natural spices and ingredients to create a smooth, well balanced spiced rum and an intense smoked rum.
In the gift set there are two 50ml bottles of high quality Cut Spiced Rum and one 50ml bottle of Cut Smoked Rum – the first smoked rum in the UK.
Cut Spiced Rumis a premium Caribbean Rum infused with real spices including, aniseed, nutmeg, ginger, black peppercorn, cinnamon, coriander seed, lemon peel and sweet vanilla pods. Best enjoyed over ice with Ginger Beer.
Cut Smoked Rumis the UK’s first naturally smoked rum – a 3 year old Jamaican rum infused with Arabica coffee beans, smoked with burnt wood chips and left to rest in oak barrels. This rum is one of a kind.
If you are looking for an alternative to your favourite cream liqueur this Christmas, then why not try Shanky’s Whip, an affordable Irish whiskey-based liqueur launched earlier this year.
It is based on a combination of Irish spirits, and aged pot still whiskey, blended in with the natural flavour of vanilla infused with caramel. The result is a deliciously smooth drink with a rich and whippy flavour dominated by spicy Irish notes.
Perfect to serve to guests this festive season as an after dinner digestif, well chilled over ice or as an indulgent liquid desert!
The label is inspired by vintage Irish matchbox artwork, features the fantastical Irish jockey, Shanky, a wildboy of racing. Always one to buck the trend, when thrown from his horse, he returned to the race track with an ostrich and cart and, of course, a whip.
It has an RRP: £24 and is available from Amazon.
June Royal Pear & Cardamom ultra-premium gin
It maybe made in June but this gin is just the tonic for Christmas.
New from Maison Villevert there are two things that make this elegant fruit gin special and ideal for gifting or celebrating the festive season.
Firstly vibrant notes of fresh pear with a base note of cardamom in this unique spirit that gives way to the smooth spice bouquet all elevated by the addition of the floral vine flower.
The vine flowers are picked once a year, in mid-June when the vine flower blossoms for just a few days which is why the gin is called June.
Secondly this gin is made with grapes! Rather than the traditional grain such as wheat and barley resulting in a more fresh, smooth and rounded taste. This is then infused with fresh fruits and complementing aromatics.
It’s ideal to drink on it’s own over ice, with tonic, in a spritz or in a cocktail. The June Royal Pear & Cardamom is priced at £25 for 50 cl size carried at Master Of Malt and Booths.
Suncamino a must for rum lovers.
Billed as the world’s first floral rum, with hibiscus, honeybush and orange blossom. It is aged for up to eight years in Barbados, then Suncamino travels to South Africa.
The blend is finished in the Cape Floral Kingdom, a world heritage site, where the natural floral extracts are added. Suncamino is then matured and bottled by hand.
Suncamino does not contain sugar or colourants, and no filtration takes place in order to preserve as much of the natural flavours as possible. Perfect as a gift or to sup yourself it sells for £28.95at 31DOVER.com