The festive period is a time for indulgence like no other, as our calendars are swamped with (alcohol fuelled) celebrations for the entirety of December. Whether it’s your office Christmas party, the annual Chapper dinner or a family affair, more often than not the drinks (and food) are catered for, usually coming in the form of Champagne, red wine, and perhaps a sneaky night cap to finish. It’s fantastic but can become a little repetitive and mundane, and by the fifth event, we’re crying out for something a little more exciting…
We hear you…
Given that this is a period of indulgence, we suggest that when it comes to your cosy nights in, with Love Actually on your TV screens and a box of After Eights on your lap, why not make yourself something a little extra special..?
Would a Negroni Suffice?
If you haven’t already, feel free to check out our guide on how to make the perfect Negroni but before you do, take note of this fantastic gift set from Martini, which includes a bottle of Riserva Speciale Bitter, Riserva Speciale Rubino, a rocks glass and bar spoon. They’re all ideal for making a classic Martini Negroni Cocktail from the comfort of your own home and thus would be a fantastic Christmas gift, either for yourself or a dear friend.
If you allow us to focus in on the Riserva Speciale Rubino for a moment, it uses concentrated botanical extracts, which are rested in oak for more than two months and the name ‘Rubino’ is the Italian word for Ruby, referencing the spirit’s rich colouring; which, by the way, is perfect for Christmas.
With the gift set covering most of the bases, all that’s left for you to do is add a serving of gin and finish with some ice and a slice of orange garnish. In a matter of minutes, you’ve got a stunning, sophisticated and stylish cocktail to accompany your mellow evening.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impact, and this gift set could be the gift that keeps on giving; who knows, you may find staying in becomes the new going out!
£13.45 at Whisky Exchange