Festive Spirits for Christmas | Cocktails at Home

We’ve been extensively testing a delicious array of festive spirits for Christmas – yes I know it’s early yet, but these things like cocktails need to be checked out thoroughly! [Disclosure: these were gifted, but I’ll definitely be getting all of these again on my own dime!] 

Festive Spirits for Christmas  

Please drink responsibly and enjoy these in moderation.

Lost Years Four Island Rum

Well. Do I even need to use words to say how much I love the Lost Years Four Island Rum?

Festive Spirits for Christmas

MYXD mail-order cocktails

“Our protagonist, Grant Murray, awoke one morning with a start. He’d had a vision of a brighter future: one where cocktails were easily enjoyable at home, in the garden or on the go. And a service for people who really, really want a cocktail but can’t be bothered getting out of their pyjamas.” It’s like these were made just for me! MYXD also have a really cool virtual bartender service for the perpetually indecisive. Again, me. I really enjoyed them all.

Festive Spirits for Christmas

Penzance Gin

The beautiful variant of amber colour of the Gin is the result of the length of time that the natural botanicals are steeped in, which achieves the deliciously smooth aftertaste. “Penzance Gin has a smooth, earthy flavour with an exquisite after taste. A hint of citrus that runs along this amber nectar. It has just the right number of botanicals to give it a unique flavour and depth of its own.” It was a beautifully smooth drink.

Festive Spirits for Christmas

Rock Rose Gin Autumn Edition

This. Was. Amazing. The Dunnet Bay Autumn Edition “has been distilled using lots of locally grown botanicals as well as our traditional Rock Rose botanicals. It is bursting with blackberries and raspberries from Caithness Summer Fruits and blaeberries from the Dunnet area. Grown in our very own geodome, Vietnamese coriander and nasturtium flowers add to the spice of the gin.”

Festive Spirits for Christmas

Gong at the Shangri-La London Hotel

The expert mixologists at Western Europe’s highest hotel bar GŎNG have teamed up with craft bottled cocktail creators Laiba to offer guests the opportunity to experience GŎNG’s luxurious libations wherever they may be with GŎNG in a Bottle. My favourite was the Chai Rum Punch, a “tropical and aromatic libation comprised of Chai infused Plantation Original Dark, Courvoisier VSOP, Akashi-Tai Shiraume Umeshu and citrus. This box set from their online store would make a wonderful gift…

Festive Spirits for Christmas

Caorunn Gin

Since 2009, Caorunn Gin has been handcrafted in small batches at Balmenach Distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Our unique blend of 5 handpicked Celtic botanicals & 6 classic gin botanicals are distilled in the world’s only working Copper Berry Chamber to extract maximum flavour. It was so beautifully smooth – I loved pairing this with apple and elderflower sparkling water in a pretty glass on ice.

Festive Spirits for Christmas

Which of these festive spirits for Christmas would you try first?

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