Share on:

What to drink (and gift) this Christmas

The Peak's guide to drinking, and drinks you can gift this festive season.

Christmas merriment and drinking go hand in hand – whether you’re looking for a boozy gift, what to stock up on, or just want to splurge a little on yourself this Christmas, we’ve got you covered with some of the latest wine and whisky releases, as well as festive specials for the consummate drinker. 

(Related: A guide to pairing wines with your Christmas meals)

Something special

Some of the most exclusive, impression-forming bottles you can gift – or indulge in.

  • Krug Clos Du Mesnil 2006
    This one might be a little hard to come by, although with the right connections it might still be possible. Krug's freshly-released 2006 blanc de blanc, Clos du Mesnil, is marked by a beautiful harvest and a champagne that's singular, precise, and bursting with citrus and barley sugar, with a persistent finish. Bottles can still be found at Krug Ambassade outlets, including JAAN by Kirk Westaway, Zen, Hashida Sushi and Moomba.

(Related: Where to get your turkeys for Christmas 2020)

For the cocktail drinker

Don’t want to faff about with shakers, jiggers, and hours of prep? Try these bottled cocktails

  • pony cocktails
    Jigger & Pony Group’s new cocktail initiative, Pony, is the perfect solution for all your holiday cocktail needs. The pre-bottled classics come in 500ml and 200ml sizes, with options including the classic negroni and a Christmas creation – a chocolate boulevardier with Suntory Chita whisky, Cinzano Rosso, Campari, chocolate bitters and orange essence.

Aperitif hour

Start the day easy with some fizz.

  • hendricks midsummer solstice
    In the same vein, Hendrick's latest offering, the Midsummer Solstice, is another great way to start off the party. Here, refreshing floral notes (the kinds of botanicals remain a secret) are layered on Hendrick's signature rose and cucumber – resulting in an intriguing berry-like gin. Great in a spritz, and also available as in drinks at over 50 partner bars including Shin Gi Tai and Lumo.

(Related: Christmas 2020: Where to order your log cakes from)