The drinks and alcohol you need this Christmas

Christmas is always fun, right? It’s about the family you see once a year, sitting around a table making smalltalk and eating too much admittedly delicious food to know which way is up. It’s the time for joy, they say, right?! If all that sounds tedious and typical, you need a drink.

Here’s what’s  good and going…

glenfiddichGlenfiddich IPA

$130. See more here.

The Pioneering Spirit cocktail

  • 1 ½ parts Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
  • 2 parts pear juice
  • ½ part agave nectar
  • 1 part lemon juice

Method: Shake all ingredients on ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Amaro Montenegro
$49.99. Buy it here.
Adriatique cocktail
  • 1 oz. Amaro Montenegro
  • 1 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1?2 oz. Aperol
Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
MR BLACK cold drip coffee liqueur
$65. Buy it here.
Mr Black’s espresso martini cocktail
  • 30ml Stolichnaya or other quality vodka.
  • 30ml Mr Blacks Coffee Liqueur*
  • 30ml of espresso or stovetop coffee (not instant)
  • 20ml vanilla sugar syrup
  • An empty clean medium sized jar.
Method: Add all ingredients into a 3/4 ice full shaker and shake.
Disaronno Wears ETRO
$44.99. Buy it here.
Disaronno cranberry chiller cocktail
  • ¾ part DISARONNO
  • ½ part Vodka
  • ¾ part Triple sec
  • 3 parts Cranberry juice
  • Orange juice

Method: Shake all ingredients and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

belvederered-john-legend-bottleBelvedere (RED) by John LegendLimited edition, available until 31 December 2016

$59.90. Buy it here.
Belvedere Soda cocktail
  • 50ml / 1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
  • Top Fever Tree Soda Water

Method: Build drink over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.

Glenmorangie Original
$74.99. Buy it here.
Churchill cocktail
  • 40 ml (1 1/3 oz.) Scotch
  • 20 ml (2/3 oz.) red vermouth
  • Splash of citrus liqueur
  • Splash of lime juice
  • Ice cubes
Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into a Martini glass using an ice strainer.
james-said-wine-cabinetJames Said Wine Cabinet Dixon
$2,300. Buy it here.


Tasting Coffret Cointreau Noir with 2 glasses  

$67.99. Buy it here.

Cosmopolitan cocktail

  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka Citron
Method: Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and double strain into large cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.


Zonin Ice

$12.99 per bottle. Get it at BWS and Dan Murphy’s.


Capital Brewing craft beer

$22.99. At all bottleshops.

Solerno Solata liqueur

Solerno blood orange liqueur

$69.99. Buy it here.

Solerno Serata cocktail

  • 45ml Solerno
  • 30ml ruby grapefruit juice
  • 60ml sparkling water
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

Method: Build ingredients in a stemless glass and stir well. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.


Hendricks gin

$59.85. Buy it here.

Pearculiar Gin Fizz cocktail

  • 40ml Hendrick’s Gin
  • 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 7ml Simple Sugar Syrup
  • 1 inch cucumber
  • 10ml Pear Liqueur
  • 50ml Cloudy apple juice
  • 40ml soda water

Method: Add cucumber, gin, lemon, sugar syrup and pear liqueur to hi ball and muddle. Add cubed ice and churn well. Add apple juice and top with soda, adding more ice to fill glass. Garnish with cucumber.

Patron Silver tequila

$69.85. Buy it here.

The Patron Mojito

  • 45mL Patron Silver
  • 22mL simple syrup
  • 22mL fresh lime juice
  • 30mL sparkling water
  • 3 springs of fresh mint
  • lime wedge to garnish

Method: In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle two sprigs of mint with simple syrup. Add spirits and lime juice. Shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a collins or highball glass. Top with sparkling water and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge and the remaining sprig of mint.


Markos Wines

Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz, $27 and $42 respectively.


Wild Turkey Diamond

$149.99. Buy it here.


Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades

$198.80. Buy it here.


Wild Turkey Bourbon

$54.95. Buy it here.

Wild Turkey Old Fashioned cocktail

  • 1 1/2 oz Wild Turkey
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 Sugar cube
  • Few dashes plain water

Method: Place sugar cube in old fashioned glass and saturate with bitters, add a dash of plain water. Muddle until dissolved. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey. Garnish with orange slice, and a cocktail cherry.


Espolon Tequila

$51.99. Buy it here.

Espaloma cocktail

  • 2 ounces Espolon Blanco or Reposado Tequila.
  • 1 ounce lime juice.
  • 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice.
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec orange liqueur.
  • 2 ounces lemon-lime soda.
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters.

Method: Build it all into a glass and enjoy.


Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch Whisky

$249.99. Buy it here.


Bundaberg Rum Solera

$179.99. Buy it here.


La Marca Italian prosecco

$25. Buy it here.


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