Christmas worthy alcohols and libations, ideal for the season

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If there’s one thing that gets us through Christmas, it’s alcohol. And if not that, then plenty of food while thinking about drinking.

So with that healthy approach in-mind, let’s take a look at some of the top bottles of grog to wrap your lips around this November-December as we descend into the madness that is Christmas.

Manly Spirits’ The Beaches

Gin beach bench water

With a flavour profile that combines iconic summer ingredients – mango, coconut, and pine-n-line ice cream, The Beaches is a full-flavoured gin that’s perfect for tropical summer cocktails.  Available for limited time only, this exclusive spirit is perfect for Christmas gifting and is sure to get your name on Santa’s ‘nice’ list. Get it for $95

The Botanist Gin

Botanist gin

Your Christmas table will never have looked so good, as The Botanist Gin and Eden + Bell pair up to create the perfect finishing touches for entertaining over the festive season. The gift pack includes a 700ml bottle of The Botanist Gin and a stunning table centrepiece from Eden + Bell. The table centrepiece curated by Eden + Bell has been designed to complement The Botanist Gin by using plants and flowers that are reminiscent of the botanicals used in the gin and found in Islay, while using all Australian produce. Get it for $220 from Eden + Bell 

Cointreau Christmas Gift Pack

Cointreau bottle 1

An ideal gift for margarita enthusiasts, this pack contains a 700mL bottle of Cointreau, as well as a complimentary salt rim tray for creating the perfect margarita, all in a special decorative gift box.  The salt rim tray comes in Cointreau’s signature bright orange, and features a lid so you can store the salt, preventing mess and waste. This perfect pairing is sure to be a great addition to any home bar, making adding a salt rim to cocktails a breeze. Get it for $60

Licor 43

Licor 43 alcohol drink

The world’s number one Spanish liqueur, Licor 43, has teamed up with Australian gifting platform Good Day People to create the ultimate coffee lovers gift pack just in time for Christmas. This exclusive pack includes a 200ml bottle of Licor 43 and a limited edition Licor 43 keep cup in which you can create a perfect Espresso 43, a delicious cocktail that combines the bitterness of coffee and the spicy sweetness of Licor 43. Also included is Bahen & Co Colombian coffee chocolate, a Lily & Bird coffee scrub, a Sonder & Soul Coffee Travel Candle and two cans of St Ali Cold Brew. Get it for $90

Hampton Water Rosè

Rose wine men pool summer

Hampton Water is the result of a collaboration between Jon Bon Jovi his son Jesse and leading french winemaker Gérard Bertrand which came around as a result of the family spending summer holidays enjoying delicious French Rosé wine in the Hamptons.Described as an elegant pale pink colour, Hampton Water is fresh and lively with distinctive minerality and a long-lasting finish, intensified by ageing in French oak barrels. Featuring intense aromas of red fruit, citrus and spices, this divine drop will be a welcome guest at any social occasion.  Pair with light canapes, seafood, Mediterranean dishes and lightly grilled fish, vegetables or white meat. Get it for $193.80 for a case of 6.


Ginache red wine glass drink

The juicy, premium grenache gin bursting with red berry flavour that’s both vibrant and delicious. Already winning a string of accolades, this year’s Ginache was recently crowned Australia’s Best Flavoured Gin of 2022 at the World Gin Awards, and is a mouth-watering balance of delicious fruit and spice. Think warm cinnamon doughnuts with black raspberry coulis, sticky Black Forest cake and waves of plum and mulberry. Get it for $72

Starward Regal Rogue gift pack

Starward whisky regal rogue

‘Tis the season to be gifting and whether you’re in the market to treat yourself or someone special, this Regal Rogue Manhattan Gift Pack is bound to be the gift of choice this festive season. We’ve taken the guesswork out of this one, so you (or your lucky gift recipient) can enjoy a classic Manhattan cocktail anytime, with this nifty little kit.

The Regal Rogue Manhattan Gift Pack includes:

  • x1 500mL bottle of Regal Rogue Bold Aged Amaro
  • x1 700mL Starward Nova
  • x2 FREE Nick and Nora coupette glasses

Get it for $155 from


Diplomatico Christmas

This Diplomático gift pack heroes the Mantuana rum, with its strong notes of dried fruits, wood and vanilla – making it perfect for a silent night cocktail. With your bottle of Mantuano, this pack also contains a miniature bottle of Reserva Exclusiva so you don’t have to compromise with just one. Get the gift pack for $75 from BoozeBud

Gin by That Boutique Gin Company

Gin company fridge box

Gin’s super trendy again and this little kit’s a unique and premium gift set containing a variety of That Boutique-y Gin Company’s extraordinary gin varieties. Housed in a bespoke designed, retro inspired ‘fridge tin’, it is the perfect all-year-round gift for any gin lover. Get it for $95

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple & Soda premix set

Jack Daniels can apple woman drinks rooftop

The perfect sessionable drink for get-togethers at the beach, bar or at a BBQ. With the warmer months ahead, the demand for lighter ready-to-drink (RTD) serve is expected to peak over the summer. Get it for $23 per four pack from leading shops.

Benriach whisky

Benriach Twelve whisky

The Twelve is a rich and smooth expression of Benriach Single Malt. Matured in a sherry rich profile with the addition of bourbon and port casks, this intriguing malt has layers of baked fruit, maple honey sweetness and lingering oak spice. Get it for $95

Grey Goose Night Vision bottle

Grey Goose Night Vision

Bold and sophisticated, this is a unique offering for any gifting occasion. This limited-edition vodka bottle is designed to illuminate your Christmas celebrations and light-up your gifting. Made with the finest ingredients from France, this is the perfect present to delight your friends and family and create memorable moments with light-up Christmas flair. Get it for $89.99

Bombay Bramble gin

Bombay Bramble Bottle

It’s red! Bursting with colours and flavours from freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries, this sweet serve is an ideal choice for a fruity and festive present. Get it for $55.95

Patron Anejo tequila

Patron Anejo Sideline Cider Cocktail

For the refined Tequila lover in your life! Tequila is on the rise in popularity, and going ultra-premium with this beautiful and iconic, hand-crafted Patrónbottle will surprise and delight this Christmas. Get it for $119.99

Baileys Summer Berry Pavlova Flavoured Liqueur


Everyone’s favourite summertime dessert has had the ultimate adult treating upgrade with the launch of the NEW Baileys Summer Berry Pavlova Flavoured Liqueur, just in time for the holiday season ahead. Indulge your palate as creamy meringue blends with the tart yet delicious taste of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in the all new festive flavour. Get it for $37.99

Johnnie Walker Black with limited edition personalisation feature

Johnnie Walker Gifting Bottle

A limited  edition personalisation  feature  available on  Johnnie  Walker  Black bottles across Australia. The feature, accessible via QR code on select bottles or by heading to, allows  you  to record  a  personalised  message to  your  loved ones with their bottle of Johnnie Walker Black this year. Not only does the new feature allow you to personalise a gift, but you’ll also be in the running to WIN the whisky trip of a lifetime to Scotland, the home of Johnnie Walker. Get it for $45.95

Starward X Her Honeycomb Whisky

Starward Honeycomb

?In collaboration with Melbourne’s buzzing, HER BAR, the limited edition HER Honeycomb marries our Two-Fold whisky, with the finest Local Honey Floral Blend from Pure Peninsula Honey. The moreish flavours from Starward HER Honeycomb is a belter when sipped neat or mixed in your favourite Christmas cocktail. Get it for $89 from and Starward Distillery in Port Melbourne

Monnet VSOP 

Monnet VSOP Cognac

The heart of Monnet’s range, the VSOP is aged in Limousin oak casks for a minimum of five years. On the palate, it is deliciously rich and balanced, with notes of honey, nougat and a smooth finish. Aged for three years, the Monnet VS exudes aromas of fresh flowers and delicate spices with a soft touch of vanilla. Both varieties are sure to enliven any seasonal gathering! Get it for $109.99

CAPI cocktail mixers

CAPI mixers

Cocktail Mixers range, featuring flavour profiles of Charred Pineapple Daiquiri, Low-Sugar
Margarita and Spicy Watermelon Margarita, each making eight cocktails per bottle and available direct to the consumer at Dan Murphy’s and Coles Local and available online at

Westward whiskey

Westward whiskey

Perfect for giving as Kris Kringle, or for gifting to a family member or friend, Westward Whiskey American Single Malt is a rich and robust whiskey that is founded, brewed and distilled in the Westward Whiskey distillery in Portland. Inspired by the region’s unique culture, climate and natural ingredients, Westward Whiskey is distinct, brazen and full of flavour! And, the best part? You can pick up a bottle from the core range at Boozebud, starting from $100.

Bombay gin Citron Presse

Bombay Citron Presse gin

Inspired by the classic Tom Collins cocktail, Bombay Citron Pressé offers a modern twist and is a lively addition to the brand’s range of premium gins. With a tantalising taste profile and an eye-catching colour, this new gin has been created with a 100% natural fruit infusion and no added sugar. Certain to refresh your summer drinks, Bombay Citron Pressé is the perfect gin for elevating simple cocktails and inspiring creative twists.

Grey Goose Essences 

Grey Goose essences

Low in calories and gluten-free, Grey Goose Essences is easily mixed with your favourite premium tonic or soda water, for the ultimate light, effervescent refreshment this summer. From picnics and backyard barbecues to rooftop drinks, while baking in the sun or cooling in the shade, every occasion is fit for a Spritz. The approachable ABV of 30% also make it the perfect cocktail choice for those afternoon drinking occasions that stretch well into the evening hours. 

Brogan’s Way Salvation Gin

Brogans Way gin

Brogan’s way is a Melbourne-based distillery located in the heart of Richmond’s fine dining and produce precinct and was created in 2018 by father-daughter duo Simon and Brogan Carr. Brogan’s Way has cemented itself as a must-visit venue for Melbourne gin enthusiasts who have embraced the delectable range of gins.

Plus & Minus Bubbly Rose 

Plus Minus rose tin can

Stylish, convenient, and versatile, Plus & Minus Bubbly Rose and Plus & Minus Moscato are the ultimate alternative for those looking to moderate consumption and still enjoy the perfect serve. 

House of Arras Blanc de Blancs 

House of Arras wine bottle

A wine that truly expresses the elegance and sophistication of Tasmanian Chardonnay when paired with meticulous winemaking and extensive aging in tirage. The House of Arras Blanc de Blancs is a tribute to Chardonnay; a variety often considered the pinnacle of classic sparkling wine varieties for its elegance and longevity.

Patron Tequila

Patron tequila

From hand-harvesting the highest-quality 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, to the traditional, time-honoured distillation process and individual labelling, numbering, and inspection of each bottle, PATRÓN tequila is crafted with meticulous precision and care.