Best alcohol gifts for Christmas | Christmas gift guide

23 Of The Best Alcohol Gifts For This Christmas - Female Original

Searching for the perfect bottle of wine, spirits, ciders and more to gift this Christmas? You’re in the right place. Read on to see my top picks for the best alcoholic gifts to give this Christmas.

Stocking fillers – ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails

Starting small (but mighty) are our stocking fillers. I’ve picked out some of the best ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails and spirits miniatures – perfect for when you want to gift something small but unique.

Karl’s Espresso Martini

First up is a delicious ready-made espresso martini by Karl from Cocktail In A Bottle, a Kent-based independent organisation specialising in quality drinks that are easy to enjoy at home. For a ready-to-drink Espresso Martini, you really can’t get much better than Karl’s Espresso Martini. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and bitter, with a silky texture and an impressive frothy top. To serve, simply pop the mix into a cocktail shake with ice, give it a shake and strain it into a chilled martini glass. Quick, easy and delicious.

Tom Savano ready-made cocktails

Next, we’ve got two ready-made cocktails from Tom Savano. Like Karl’s Cocktail In A Bottle, Tom Savano is a UK-wide cocktail delivery service bringing bar standard drinks to your door. All of the drinks are handmade and use only the finest, hand-sourced spirits so you know you’re getting a really great drink. My top picks from the Tom Savano range are the Lychee Martini (made with small batch organic elderflower vodka) and the classic Margarita (made with Jalisco single estate tequila). To serve, just shake the cocktails with ice and pour them into chilled martini glasses.

Maidstone Distillery – George Bishop Gin miniatures

Named after George Bishop, who installed the first-ever distillery in Maidstone in 1785, George Bishop Gin is an award-winning London Dry Gin from Maidstone Distillery. Their gin is lovely and light with citrus flavours, making it a great gin to use in a classic gin fizz cocktail. For the perfect stocking filler, pick up one of their 5cl or 20cl bottles on the Maidstone Distillery website.

Anno Distillers – Winter Miniature gift set

Founded in 2011 by Dr’s Andy and Norman, Anno Distillers was the first gin distillery to open in Kent in 200 years. Bringing together Andy and Norman’s love and passion for craft spirits, Anno Distillers distils a variety of different gins, whiskeys and vodkas. This Christmas I wanted to share the Anno Distillers Miniature Gift Set of 3 festive gins which each take influence from classic Christmas flavours e.g. cranberries. If you’re looking to fully embrace the festive season then this could be a great gifting option. Order online at Anno Distillers.

47 thoughts on “Best alcohol gifts for Christmas | Christmas gift guide

  1. You had me sold at the first item – I can’t believe that espresso martini was from a bottle! If you like the vodka you should also give Mermaid Pink Gin a go, I usually find pink gin too sweet but the mermaid one is gorgeous! Becca x

    1. I couldn’t believe the froth on it! I’ll have to look into the Pink Gin – I don’t normally drink pink gin (I’m with you in thinking that it’s too sweet) but I’ll give it a search 🙂

  2. I would be very happy to receive any of these as Christmas gifts this year but Plantation Pineapple Rum sounds amazing! I have never heard of it before. I am definitely going to add this to my Christmas list.

    1. It’s such a great rum! It’s a go-to of mine when I’m out. I’m yet to treat myself to my own bottle but I’m sure it won’t be long until I do haha! 🙂

  3. The Espresso Martini and Pineapple Rum sound fab! I recently had my very first espresso martini and I’m obsessed, would definitely love to get my hands on some pre-made ones this Christmas!

    1. The Espresso Martini is honestly so good! It’s a lot of work making your own one so I’d definitely say treat yourself to a pre-mixed one for Christmas. The froth on Karl’s one was insane! 🙂

  4. Ooh this post has got me hankering for a nice alcoholic drink, and these choices look gorgeous! I’m not a big wine person, but all these gift choices are brilliant. Thanks for sharing x

  5. Now, this is the kind of gift guide I can get behind! I love a good bottle of wine and usually receive a few as gifts each year for the holidays. Trust me, I am NEVER complaining! lol

  6. Yesssss, this whole post screams out to me! I love the sound of the Espresso martini the most! But to be fair I’d appreciate any kind of alcohol related gift…haha!!

    Loved this gift guide

    Emily | Snippets of Em x

    1. Haha so glad you enjoyed it! The espresso martini was so good – still can’t believe how frothy it was! 🙂

  7. This is such perfect timing. I’ve literally been sat with my mum tonight discussing which alcohol items we’re going to buy for our family hampers this year and we couldn’t decide. Lots of delicious looking options here x


    1. Family hampers sound like such a cute gift idea! Glad I could help! Hopefully there are some bits in here that might be great for them 🙂 x

  8. What a great list! So comprehensive and gives me lots of inspiration to get the girls this Christmas…think I will have a look at some of the cocktail gifts and gin the gin ones.
    Thanks for sharing these! It’s harder to Christmas shop at the moment with the lockdown, so this has helped give a bit of inspiration!

    Aimsy xoxo

  9. So many beautiful bottles and flavors here! The expresso martini sounds like a beautiful balance of flavors and I love the bottle to the Mermaid salt vokda. Definitely a keeper once the vodka is polished off.

    As someone who loves slightly sweeter drinks, the Cucielo Vermouth Bianco looks amazing!
    Thanks for sharing this deliciously packed list! 🙂

    1. I’ll for sure be keeping the Mermaid Salt Vodka bottle once it’s gone! It’s too good to get rid of haha! The vermouth is honestly my new favourite drink, it’s been my go to over the last couple of weekends 🙂

  10. I think I’m going to pay attention to everyone’s drink of choice at Thanksgiving this year, and then maybe implement that into getting them something along the same lines that you mentioned here!! :’) This was such a comprehensive, thorough, alcohol gift guide! x

  11. I’ll admit. I’m not a huge drinker but I have friends and family who I buy gifts for and there are some great choices. Thank you for sharing. I love buying my friends mini cocktail mixers or little sets to try. Great post. 🙂

    1. So glad you enjoyed the post! I’ve also written a non-alcoholic gift guide so if you’re looking for an alcohol free gift to treat yourself to then there might be something nice in there 🙂

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