Looking for a Christmas cocktail idea? Then, you’ve come to the right place.
Make your Christmas welcome drink or pre-lunch aperitif a little more exciting this year, with the hampers.com modern twist on the ‘Kir Royale’ – the best Christmas cocktail.
Intrigued? Then, read on…
Introducing the Aelder Elixir – the ultimate Christmas cocktail recipe ingredient
We highly recommend a new addition to your cocktail making cabinet of ingredients this year.
The Aelder Elixir is a multi award-winning wild elderberry liqueur from Buck and Birch. Co-founded by Tom Chisholm and Rupert Waitesby, back in 2008, after a walk in the woods and a pint or two in the local pub, the elixir is part of their family of liqueurs from their ‘wild alchemy adventures’.
They define themselves as foragers, fermenters and philosophers, returning to traditional methods and hand-harvesting ingredients. They beautifully describe their drinks as a celebration of nature.
The Aelder Elixir is handcrafted in Scotland and tastes divine – with flavours of dark stone fruits with hints of bitter chocolate and spice. It’s the perfect winter warmer, with a texture of crushed velvet. On its own, it is a wonderful alternative for those who love their Port, Sherry or Whisky Liqueurs, and pairs perfectly with a decadent cheese board or a dark chocolate dessert, after a delightful turkey dinner.
A modern twist on a Kir Royale
Whilst the Elixir is a tasty, warming drink on its own, when mixed with a glass of Prosecco, Champagne or sparkling wine, you get a unique version of the traditional cocktail, a Kir Royale.
It is an impressive aperitif to welcome guests or an extra special celebratory drink to toast with this Christmas time.
Add to the rich purple colour even more festive spirit with an orange twist as a garnish.
A ready-made cocktail gift set
If this combination sounds perfect for the cocktail lover in your life, or a dear friend who loves to impress their guests, then take a closer look at our specially curated Christmas Prosecco Cocktail Hamper - a gorgeous cocktail gift set, presented in our signature cream gift box.
The gift hamper contains a 200ml bottle of Aelder Elixir as well as a full bottle of Letizia Prosecco Spumante DOC Extra Dry – a refined Prosecco with delicate hints of stone fruit and sweet lemon on the palate with a pleasing crisp acidity and soft, fine bubbles.
As an added extra, the cocktail ingredients are accompanied by a box of Hamlet Gold Belgian Chocolates - perfect for post dinner indulgence.
An appetizing non-alcoholic cocktail alternative
For the designated driver or those who prefer a non-alcoholic alternative, we have the perfect solution to be served alongside our special version of a Kir Royale – Bottle Green’s Bramble Sparkling Pressé.
This lightly sparkling Cotswold spring water is a deep purple colour and bursts with the flavours of blackberries, sloes and hand-picked elderflowers.
The delicious contents of both Christmas hampers have been inspired by the warming flavours of British hedgerows, ginger and chocolate this Christmas.
What’s not to love?
Looking for more Christmas drinks inspiration?
Inspired by our Christmas cocktail gift ideas, we've got a great selection of 'drink-based' Christmas hampers, including both alcoholic and alcohol free alternative.