With festive frolics already upon us, we thought it about time to offer our top tipples for dinner parties, social gatherings and that all important NYE shindig!
Champagne is obviously at the top of our list, here at VS we just cannot get enough of the delicate fizz, it has to be delicate.
Party time calls for just one champagne as far as we are concerned and that is Laurent Perrier Rose. Still a favourite and great tasting, LPR is the only hint of pink you need to raise your festive mood. Harrods.
Dinner party chic calls for something more refined and for this we couldn’t decide between Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Rose and Ruinart. Both gentle and elegant, they make the perfect accompaniment to an intimate supper or gourmet feast. Veuve Clicquot – We Love Champagne, Ruinart – Harrods.
Something to give, we opt for Pommery Pop mini champagne. Fun and tasty, these neat little bottles come in a selection of designs and make for the perfect stocking filler. John Lewis
Vodka (but not necessarily the kind for shots, unless you want to of course!)
Fashion, fun and frolics needs something simple that looks good and the limited edition Mode from Absolut fits the bill perfectly. With the typical Absolut taste, we love the bottle design and want to show it off! Absolut.
Dine in style with Legend of Kremlin Vodka. Good enough for the Kremlin, where it has been enjoyed for years, Legend of Kremlin is the oldest Vodka and tastes great sipped at room temperature. For a true Russian feel, we offer friends a small shot on arrival accompanied with a golden spoonful of caviar. Divine. Also available in a gift box. Harrods.
Give something unique from Chase with their new Marmalade Vodka. Marinaded with the finest Seville Orange Marmalade, we would love to see this under our tree. Harrods.
Refined infusion with Saffron Gin. Currently a favourite here at the VS office, this versatile tipple is full of passion and fresh botanical flavours. Perfect alone or with Ginger Ale. The Drink Shop.
For a creative streak, Hoxton Gin is a must. Inspired by one of London’s most eclectic areas, and developed by Gerry Calabrese (son to one of our favourite bartenders Salvatore), Hoxton is distilled with coconut and grapefruit adding a cool edge. As one might expect. Harrods.
Perfect for giving, Sipsmith Dry Gin. Offering a slightly sweet palate, this gin is rich and smooth with a long finish making it ideal for a gin beginner. Harrods
Gabriel Boudier has a fabulous selection of liqueurs, perfect for creating your very own Kir Royal. Harrods.
Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum has arrived from sunny St Lucia. Perfect served as a warm punch to help get you through the cold winter nights. Waitrose.