The countdown to Christmas is almost on and if chocolate just won’t cut it this year then here are six of the best boozy advent calendars so you can toast each day with a beer, gin, glass of sparkling wine or even a shot of tequila!
Freixenet have launched a brand-new advent calendar that will see you through the party season whether you’re planning on going out every night or want to stay in and wait for the winter to pass. There are mini bottles of Freixenet including Italian sparkling rosé, timeless Nails Inc party shades, Prosecco bath bombs when you need to rest your dancing feet, aromatic candles for cosy evenings in, lip balm to beat the chapped winter lips and Popaball drink shimmers.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me smoked vodka – that’s how it goes isn’t it? This Chase advent calendar includes twelve single-estate spirits, including rhubarb vodka, smoked vodka, potato vodka and sloe and mulberry gin. Try singing the Twelve Days of Christmas after all of that…
Replace Christmas baubles with Christmas bubbles, with 24 bottles of sparkling wine. Wrapping presents in your PJs? Have a glass of Cava. Stirring the Christmas pudding? Do it sipping on a sparkling pinot noir. Watching Love Actually? Watch with a prosecco and when you’re hanging up the stockings do it with a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne which is your Christmas Eve treat.
We seem to excuse everything with ‘oh go on it’s Christmas’. Eating a mince pies for breakfast? It’s Christmas. Messaging your ex after one too many mulled wines? It’s Christmas. Eating more chocolate than is recommended for a week? It’s Christmas. Which is why you can definitely excuse yourself drinking a dram a day, with one of the Drinks by the Dram advent calendars. With everything from gin and rum to tequila, Naga chili vodka and rare whisky there is one for everyone. Toast the Christmas season with a drink a day, or stash them for the year ahead (they also make great little editions to any last minute presents!).
The Gin Calendar Featured RRP £124.95
Christmas is a time for love and if you’re love is G&Ts then you need the Fever Tree advent calendar which has twelve mini bottles of gin including Warner Edwards and Portobello Road and twelve cans of Fever-Tree tonic waters like the Elderflower tonic water. Drinks will be on you then.
Got a thing for craft beer? Replace counting down to Christmas with chocolate with a beer (or stock them up for a Christmas party) from the Craft Beer advent calendar. You’ll find 24 beers with five exclusive beers that you won’t find anywhere else and four UK exclusives. Breweries include Mikkeller, Wild Beer, Founders, North Brewing Co and Sierra Nevada.
If you don’t have space for a real Christmas tree, then you need to get this, it’s small enough to fit in your flat, it won’t drop pine needles and it doesn’t need any tinsel. The Tipsy Tree is filled with flavoured gins and gin liqueurs including English Raspberry, Sicilian Pink Grapefruit, pink gin, Yorkshire Tea and even Mulled Winter Fruit!
The HonestBrew craft beer advent calendar is back with 24 great beers to help you count down to Christmas. They’ve teamed up with epic breweries including Cloudwater and Northern Monk and artist and illustrator HATCH have designed the bespoke artwork decorating the calendar.
Remember drink responsibly!