From alcohol-infused chocolates and ice cream to cocktail sets, elevate those Christmas parties at home this season with these boozy gifts or treats.
Bring a bottle of Glenfiddich whisky with a customised label.
As any good guest you’re likely to bring along a bottle of booze to festive parties. If so, elevate your whisky gifting this year with a customised bottle. Leading Scotch whisky brand Glenfiddich has a special complimentary label personalisation service that lets you personalise labels with a message of your choice that you can stick on the bottle.
All you need to do is purchase a Glenfiddich 12 Year Old or Glenfiddich 15 Year Old from any of their authorised online dealers or retail stores, scan the QR code on the back of the bottle, and complete a form. You’ll then receive two copies of your personalised labels in your mail within 5-7 working days that you can stick on the bottle (the extra copy is likely to come in useful in case you have unsteady hands).
We guarantee you’ll score bonus points with your hosts, especially if they so do love their Speyside whiskies (or love seeing their names on whisky bottles).
Visit GiftGlenfiddich.com to find out more.
Spice up your festive drinking with Rémy Ginger.
Aside from brandy sauce, we don’t normally associate cognac with Christmas. But now there’s a reason to – leading cognac brand Rémy Martin has tied up with mixers specialist Fever Tree for Rémy Ginger, a special seasonal cocktail set guaranteed to booze up any party.
The Rémy Ginger kit – which contains one 700ml bottle of Rémy Martin VSOP, and two 200ml bottles of Fever Tree Ginger Ale – is actually meant to help you create your own cognac highball, which will make the perfect aperitif to kickstart your Christmas party. Just pour both over ice, and then garnish with a wedge of lime, orange zest or a cinnamon stick. We love the complex fruitiness of Rémy Martin’s iconic VSOP works so well in tandem with the fresh spiciness of the Fever Ginger Ale.
Chances are – unless you’re getting more ginger ale – you’re going to have quite a bit of cognac left. But there are so many more ways to use it. Make your own sangria punch. Douse your panettone with it. And yes, make brandy sauce to accompany your Christmas pudding.
The Rémy Ginger kit is priced at S$88 and will be available from Dec 2020 online and at all Cold Storage outlets.
Stock up for that party with a 8-bottle Somersby Apple festive box.
Like cognac we don’t think of cider being a part of the Christmas festivities, but it really should be. You drink it as it is, make mulled cider, or even cook your Christmas ham in it. Heck, you can even make cocktails using cider as a mixer instead of tonic. Cider’s versatility ensures itself a place at your Christmas table.
This festive season Somersby has introduced a special box comprising eight bottles of the refreshing cider in its best-selling flavour for all your cider needs, and perfect for bringing to a house party. The leading cider brand in Singapore is also recommending that you try making festive cocktails with it, and over the next few days will be sharing various recipes on their socials on exactly how you can do that.
This festive-exclusive 8-bottle pack is available while stocks last at a special promotional price of S$27.90 (U.P. S$33.80), and can be purchased at major super- and hypermarkets islandwide, including Fairprice, Cold Storage and Sheng Siong.
Up your dessert game with Baileys-infused ice cream from Apiary Ice Creamery.
Few things are as festive tasting as Baileys, that Irish liqueur made from cream, cocoa, and Irish whiskey. For this festive season Baileys has tied up with homegrown ice cream purveyors Apiary Ice Creamery to create Baileys Treat Bar, a special pop-up space offering an exclusive ice cream menu made with Baileys’ festive flavours. And yes, few things – aside from a bottle of champagne or two – are as welcome as ice cream to bring to a party.
But what’s particularly special here is that Apiary has been given early access to Baileys’ new limited-edition flavours such as the Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake and Baileys Strawberries & Cream. They’ve turned those into special icy treats such as Baileys & Brownies featuring Baileys Original Irish Cream, Baileys Strawberry Swirl highlighting Baileys Strawberries and Cream, and Baileys Cherry Cupcake made using Baileys Red Velvet Cupcake. For an extra punch, you can even trickle over your ice cream with a house-made Baileys drizzle.
You can certainly head down to Apiary Ice Creamery to try these special Baileys ice cream flavours. But better yet you can also arrange for pints to be delivered directly to your home – or party venue – for the ultimate ice cold enjoyment. Do note though that the Baileys Treat Bar pop-up will last till end-December only.
You can find Apiary Ice Creamery at 84 Neil Road Singapore 088844, or order online at www.apiary.sg.
Festive bon bons from Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie.
We don’t know about you, but chocolate is always welcome at any party (especially if they are of the booze-filled variety). Well, newly-launched Singapore chocolaterie Mr. Bucket has some of the most creative chocolate bon bon flavours that we think will bring a perfect ending to any party.
You’re looking at the likes of Dark Pahit, a dark chocolate bon bon filled with Pahit Pink Gin from local micro-distillery Brass Lion, or the Singapore Sling, filled with marmalade from local producer Straits Preserves with Cointreau milk chocolate ganache and maraschino cherry prices.
Then there are very classic Christmas flavours too. Consider the Black Forest, which comes as kirsch-soaked cherries and milk chocolate in a dark chocolate shell, or the Mulled Wine, made with spice- and citrus-infused Cabernet Sauvignon.
The only problem with dropping into Mr. Bucket? You’re going to be like a kid in a candy shop. You might never want to leave.
You can find Mr. Bucket at 23 Sin Ming Rd, #01-15, Singapore 570023, or order online for delivery or pickup at www.mrbucket.com.sg.