If you’re looking for a gift for loved ones this year, why not fill their Christmas stockings with these top tipples and treats, all under £20. With everything from rum and aperitivo gift packs, to bottled cocktails, mini bottles of non-alcoholic spirits and even a gin jam or hot sauce, complete with matching pizza cutter, there’s everything for the food and drink lover in your life.
El Bandarra Minibar Aperitivo Gift Pack – The World’s Smallest Aperitivo Bar
The taste of Barcelona in a bottle, El Bandarra is a refreshing range of natural aperitifs crafted from quality Spanish wines and Mediterranean botanicals. Now, this original pocket gift pack unites them all (El Bandarra Al Fresco, Rojo, Rosé & Blanco) and becomes the perfect gift for Christmas, because, what better gift than an aperitif tasting in the only bar that never closes? The El Bandarra Minibar Gift Pack RRP: £20.99.
Available from shop.elbandarra.com Miniwaiter not included.
Hotel STARLINO Vermouth and Aperitivo Miniature Gift Pack
The Hotel STARLINO Gift Pack is beautifully packaged and would make a great gift for mixologists and cocktail lovers. The front of the gift pack celebrates Italy’s incredible turn of the twentieth century design and architecture. This design style, know in Italy as Stile Liberty is famous in Torino. The back of the gift pack includes cocktail recipes to make a STARLINO Rosso Negroni, STARLINO Rosé Spritz and STARLINO Orange Spritz.
Hotel STARLINO Gift Pack RRP: £12. Available from Amazon
CUT TO THE MINIS Rum Gift Set
The CUT TO THE MINIS gift set from CUT RUM is the perfect stocking filler to treat rum lovers everywhere!In the gift set you will find, 2 x 50ml bottles of high quality CUT SPICED RUM and 1 x 50ml bottle of CUT SMOKED RUM – the UK’s first smoked rum.CUT SMOKED RUM and CUT SPICED RUM are both best enjoyed in a rum punch when topped up with juice, in an espresso martini or in a Daiquiri.
CUT TO THE MINIS RRP: £12. Available from Amazon
STARLINO Maraschino Cherries
STARLINO Maraschino Cherries mature for 15 days in their natural Marasca juice, then rest for an additional seven days to reach perfection. The result of this artisan production method is an all-natural, luxury cherry that is delightfully sweet and tart. STARLINO Maraschino Cherries are made from high-quality, Italian Marasca Cherries, also known as some of the highest qualitycocktail cherries in the world and are also delicious drizzled over ice cream, chocolate and cheesecakes.
Firelli Hot Sauce & Pizza Cutter Firelli is a delicious artisan hot sauce, hand-crafted from natural ingredients in Parma, including Calabrian Chilli Peppers, Roasted Red Peppers, Porcini Mushrooms, Balsamic Vinegar and a touch of Italian Sea Salt. Firelli is a healthier alternative to chill oil on pizza and is also delicious on pasta, eggs, salads and even in a Bloody Mary. Firelli Hot Sauce is medium spiced, not overwhelmingly hot, but rich, rounded and spicy to give a delicious kick to your food. All natural Firelli Hot Sauce is low calorie, gluten free and vegan with no added sugar.
Also in the Firelli range is a heavy-duty stainless steal stylish pizza cutter. A perfect match for pizza and hot sauce lovers. The Firelli Pizza Cutter comes in a pizza shaped gift box.
Pinkster Gin Jam
Pinkster Gin Jam uses gin-soaked raspberries left over from making Pinkster. This mildly alcoholic jam is ideal for putting the tipple in your teatime or for something slightly stronger, such as Pinkster’s moreish Gin ‘n’ Jam cocktail.
Pinkster Gin Jam RRP: £4.99 for 280g. Available from the Pinkster website
The Bottled Cocktails and Gin and Tonic Cans
Mermaid Gin and Tonic Can
Mermaid Gin has unveiled it’s new ready-to-drink (RTD) Mermaid Gin and Tonic cans. Mermaid’s award-winning, signature gin is perfectly mixed with Indian light tonic water, ready to drink in a 250ml can. The can is plastic-free, 100% recyclable and the perfect size for Christmas stockings. The signature gin’s name was inspired by its lead botanical rock samphire, known locally as ‘mermaid’s kiss’. This aromatic succulent clings to the cliffs surrounding the Island and marks the high tide line on its majestic beaches. Like the kiss of the mythical mermaid, saving sailors lost at sea, the rock samphire was a signal that shipwrecked sailors and smugglers were safe from the raging seas.
Mermaid Gin RTD ABV 6%. RRP: £2.90 for 250ml or £35.00 as a case of 12. Available from www.isleofwightdistillery.com
LAIBA Bottled Cocktails
An award-winning range of luxury bottled cocktails, created with the quality and consistency of cocktails made by world-class mixologists. The hand-crafted cocktails use only natural ingredients: including award-winning craft spirits and cold press juices, that, through natural high pressure processing, have a shelf life of 18 to 36 months. Every cocktail has been crafted to an original recipe with a twist on a classic cocktail and are ready to serve. Cocktails include a Cold Brew Martini, Bloody Mary, Twisted Negroni, Earl’s Old Fashioned, Laiba Sour and Passion De-Light.
Individual RRP: £7.50 each. LAIBA Gift Set RRP: £59, 8 x12.
The Cocktail Society Bottled Cocktails
The Cocktail Society are the UK’s leading cocktail delivery and cocktail subscription box service. The range includes cocktail gift sets, bottled cocktails and cocktail discovery subscriptions. Along with their subscription boxes, The Cocktail Society offer 200ml and 500ml bottled cocktails including a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini, Coconut & Kaffir Lime Daiquiri, Negroni Bottled Cocktail, Oak Aged Sloe Negroni, Passion Fruit Martini and Tommy’s Margarita.
The Cocktail Society Bottled Cocktails RPP: £12.00 – £28.00. Available from The Cocktail Society
The Miniature No and Low Alcohol Bottles and Cans
FLUÈRE Non-Alcoholic Distilled Spirit
FLUÈRE is a range of non-alcoholic spirits made with the same distilling techniques used to produce alcoholic spirits such as gin, mezcal and rum. The FLUÈRE range is made with the finest ingredients and botanicals for a complex yet balanced taste and includes FLUÈRE Original, Raspberry, Spiced Cane and Smoked Agave. FLUÈRE has recently launched 275ml bottles, which are the perfect size to pop in your Christmas stockings.
FLUÈRE 275ml RRP: £10. ABV: 0%. Available from Amazon
Lowlander No and Low Alcohol Botanical Beers
Lowlander is a range of unique low and no alcohol beers brewed with botanicals in The Netherlands including a 0% Wit Beer, a 0.3% IPA brewed with mango, cardamon and orange peel and a 4% clean, hoppy Pilsner, Cool Earth Lager. Sustainability is at the heart of everything Lowlander do as the 0% Wit Beer is brewed with reclaimed orange and lemon peel from bars and restaurants in The Netherlands in partnership with Peel Pioneers. With every can of Cool Earth Lager sold, Lowlander adds another plant to a seagrass meadow in the Wadden Sea off the coast of The Netherlands, which captures carbon 35 times faster than a tropical rainforest protecting marine wildlife and helping to tackle global warming.
Lowlander 0 % Wit Beer RRP: £3.30 for 330ml. ABV: 0.0% | 0.3% I.P.A RRP: £1.50 for 330ml. ABV: 0.3% | Cool Earth Lager RRP: £2.00 for 330ml. ABV: 4.0%. Available from: Westons Cider and Wise Bartender
Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence
Stocking friendly, Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence is a full strength gin designed to reduce the amount of product and thus alcohol required in a G&T whilst at the same time retaining the intensity of flavour. It is made using ten times the botanical concentration of their award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, which is already ten times more botanically intense than most premium gins. Five full pipette drops amount to 5ml, which is the recommended amount for one Gin Essence serve. Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence contains 14 calories per 5ml per serve and just 0.23 units of alcohol, making it the perfect option for designated drivers who want to enjoy the classic taste of a G&T without the worry of counting large measure units.
Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence RRP: £17.95 for 100ml (20 serves). ABV:46%. Available from Master of Malt and www.cotswoldsdistillery.com