As the weather gets colder and Christmas approaches I love having cosy nights in with a good book or a Christmas film, sitting under a soft cosy blanket and having a festive drink. Below are four of my favourite drinks for Christmas 2013.
Sweet White Honeyed Wine
I like this wine because I prefer whites (red gives me a headache) and it’s a smooth, sweet wine with fruit flavours including baked apple and mincemeat. I’d drink this in the evening at dinner with chicken or vegetarian dishes or cosied up on the sofa with a mince pie.
Available from Morrisons stores and Morrisons Cellar, prices start at £4.49 a bottle.
Spiced Berry Cordial
This is such a lovely wintery soft drink to have. It’s like mulled wine – full of berry and spices and tastes really good hot and cold. I love this an alternative to alcoholic drinks at Christmas diluted over ice and with a twist of orange – and it smells really festive too!
For more details visit BottleGreen (around £3 a bottle).
As if Bailey’s wasn’t good enough at Christmas time, they have stepped it up this year by releasing a chocolate version made with real belgian chocolate – Baileys Chocolat Luxe. It’s a thick, chocolately drink (like an alcoholic milkshake!) best served over ice and is really a hit with everyone, chocoholic’s especially take note.
For more details visit Baileys.com (RRP £16.99 for 50cl).
Last but not least has to be hot chocolate! It’s definitely a staple on cold days and this one, Whittard’s White Chocolate and Praline (Hazelnut), is my favourite and I buy it every year. It’s very sweet and obviously not for you if you don’t like white chocolate but the praline flavour comes through making it less sweet and super Christmassy! I also love the banoffee and orange versions
Available from Whittards for around £5-£6
So there you have it, my favourite festive drinks. What are your favourite drinks to have at Christmas time or during the winter?