With Christmas just around the corner, we handpicked 12 cocktails from Darling & Co and Unforgiven to tantalise your taste buds. But with so many on offer, you need to be strategic this holiday season. Here’s your ‘what cocktail to have when’ holiday guide!
The Darling Spritz
We’ve all done it – instead of buying your friend a gift, you cave and buy it for yourself! This very ‘in season’ Aperol Spritz cocktail is perfect for sipping while donning your secret Santa’s new dress.
Passion in Paddington
The holiday weather forecast is all sun and soaring 30 degree temperatures, so a refreshing vodka and passionfruit cocktail is an essential.
Pink Lady Sangria
If gift shopping ‘til you drop with your gals sounds like a familiar pastime, this shared sangria jug is just what you need in-between or after the shopping spree!
The Darling Ice Tea
You’re doing your weekly food shop, see Christmas ads everywhere, realise it’s only days away and you haven’t started present shopping. Tea is supposed to be relaxing, right?!
Rushing through town all day in Christmas crowds is no easy feat – much like navigating through the world’s busiest crossing – thank god for vodka and melon!
The Ün French Martini
We all have THAT friend who’s been everywhere and got everything and they’re back just in time for a Christmas visit – well la di da, we bet they’ll be surprised when you treat them to the antithesis of French martinis.
This one’s for those lucky enough to have a holiday over the Christmas break and a pool in the backyard…it’s no Ibiza but you can’t blame us for dreaming!
‘Thanks Nanna,’ you say as you receive your yearly supply of socks. Hey, just because it’s old fashioned doesn’t mean it’s not essential – just like this stiff whiskey infused concoction.
When you’ve been Christmas shopping for nine hours straight, had enough of Christmas carols, tinsel and the latest Barbie paraphernalia and only a hard hit of gin will fix you.
King’s Day Punch
Ok so there’s no sea of orange, but there is a sea of bright green and red Christmas lights (and that’s same same enough for us). It’s causing a bit of eyestrain and a slight migraine – hello soothing Vodka-filled bestie!
The Swing Vote
Should we bake gingerbread? Turkey or pork? Christmas at my house? Should we invite Uncle Bob? Decisions are hard work, but a dose of Talisker 10 has our vote!
The Darling Espresso Martini
It’s Christmas Eve, you’ve only just finished grabbing last minute bits and bobs and putting the finishing touches on everything. It’s time to reward yourself with something a little stronger than milk and cookies!
‘Tis the season – here’s our full cocktail menu.