Most of us love a festive tipple at Christmas; whether you like to crack open the bubbles to wash down your brekkie or enjoy a post-dinner digestif (or both!), we’ve rounded up the best limited edition Christmas drinks launching this year so you can ensure the festive season is as merry as it ought to be. From Salted Caramel Baileys (YUM) to clementine flavoured gin that doubles as a snow globe, these are the drinks you need to try. Because if you can’t indulge at Christmas time, then when can you?
Baileys Salted Caramel, £16
Yes, you need to stop everything, because the king of Christmas drinks just released a new flavour that we’ve been dreaming about for years. The Irish liqueur brand has introduced a Salted Caramel (£16) edition which is made up of traditional Irish cream blended with rich caramel and a pinch of salt. Baileys describes this all-new flavoured tipple as ‘pure indulgence’ and ‘uncommonly decadent and delicious.’ Enjoy it simply over ice or as a milk replacement in literally everything. Yum.
ASDA Toasted Marshmallow Gin Liqueur, £12
For anyone with a sweet tooth, this drink is basically a Christmas necessity. Warming, wintery and oh-so-festive, it tastes of freshly toasted marshmallows and is best paired with Prosecco for a ‘light pink drink perfect for any festive party’.
Marks & Spencer Clementine Gin Liqueur Snow Globe, Price TBC
This decadent Christmas tipple is a treat for both the taste buds and the eyes; made with edible gold leaf and zesty clementine, this globe shaped bottle makes a stunning wintery scene when you shake it! Jenny Rea, M&S product developer, says ‘Whether served over ice or mixed with prosecco or tonic water, this is a delicious tipple with seasonal sparkle’. We’d add an orange peel garnish for added pizzazz…
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Chase Espresso Vodka, Limited Edition, £40
Who doesn’t love an Espresso Martini? This limited edition vodka by Chase gives all the same taste with none of the effort; containing the finest Ethiopian coffee beans, roasted locally to Chase, and a touch of rich dark muscovado sugar, this tipple has a true espresso hit and smells like chocolate and vanilla honey – sold!
Heston from Waitrose cherry bakewell vodka, £19.60
Award-winning Chase vodka has been blended with amaretto, notes of sour cherry and almond with a marzipan finish. Where has this been all our lives?! Obviously you can just serve this straight from the fridge in small glasses as an after-dinner digestif, but why not get creative and create a booze cherry bakewell float? Simply add two scoops of vanilla ice cream to a tall glass, add 35ml of Cherry Bakewell Vodka and carefully fill the glass with cream soda. Stir and serve with a straw and garnish with a cherry, et voila!
ASDA Mince Pie Gin Liqueur, £10
The clue is in the name with this one; infused with notes of festive favourite mince pies, this will go down a treat alongside ASDA’s new Extra Special Clementine and Cinnamon Tonic.