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20 luxury drinks to enjoy this Christmas (2022) – US & Canada edition

With such an array of wonderful drinks available at Christmas-time, it’s never been easier to get into the holiday spirit (no pun intended). What’s more, there are lots of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available. Whatever your drink of choice may be, here are some ideas to make the most of the festive season.

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20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (2022) – US & Canada edition
20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (2022) – US & Canada edition
20 luxury food treats to enjoy this Christmas (2022) – US & Canada edition
20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (2022) – UK & Europe edition
20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (2022) – UK & Europe edition
20 luxury food treats to enjoy this Christmas (2022) – UK & Europe edition
20 luxury drinks to enjoy this Christmas (2022) – UK & Europe edition

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Travel size cocktails from The Cocktail Box Co.

Ideal for travel or enjoyment around the campfire, these portable handcrafted cocktail kits from The Cocktail Box Co. contain the premium ingredients you need to mix three servings of a classic drink. Now you can make a premium cocktail anywhere, anytime with a portable cocktail kit that allows you to create the perfect cocktail without the need for a bartender.

Krug Clos d’Ambonnay Blanc de Noirs Brut 2002 from Primo Liquors

This exclusive Champagne is available from Primo Liquors. It is beautifully fragrant with toast, ground coffee and saffron notes on the nose, accenting the palate’s concentrated range of baked black cherry, quince paste, lime blossom and crushed hazelnut flavors. Vivid, sculpted acidity and depth of flavor lend tension and muscle to this powerful Champagne while the finely detailed mousse and seamless integration provide an overall sense of finesse and harmony.

Christmas Coffee from Door Country

This one is truly a Christmas tradition! Door Country‘s most popular holiday coffee blends the wonderful flavors of the season in this unique (and secret!) recipe. What they can tell you is there are hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and more as you relax and enjoy the holiday season.

Napa Valley Winemaker Selection from Silver Oak

Napa Valley is widely known for growing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, and this Winemaker Selection shows off why it has earned that reputation. This selection includes one 750ml bottle each of Silver Oak‘s 2015, 2016 and 2017 Napa Valley Cabernets, all safely encased in a custom gift box.

Kentucky 74 from Spiritless

The Kentucky 74 from Spiritless is a beautifully distilled non-alcoholic spirit for bourbon cocktails. Kentucky 74 is crafted using a proprietary reverse distillation process. It delivers a high-quality, smooth finish, underpinned by familiar notes of caramel, vanilla, and oak. Kentucky 74 was named Best Non-Alcoholic Spirit and won a gold medal in the second annual L.A. Spirits Awards.

Wassail Gift Set from Oliver Pluff & Co.

Simmer down with a warm, spicy cider wassail, or enjoy a rich mulled wine wassail with spice blends from Middle English times. This gift set contains two kits to brew 3 gallons each, both complete with spice bags for brewing. Hand blended and packaged by Oliver Pluff & Co. in Charleston, South Carolina.

CA Brut Sparkling Wine Silver Shimmer Etched Edition from ONEHOPE

Are you dreaming of a wine Christmas? A wonderful bottle for everything from hostess gifts to cookie exchanges, this bubbly ONEHOPE Sparkling Brut is light in color with a wildly tropical nose of banana, pineapple, and freshly baked brioche. Crisp green apple, lime zest, and notes of white pear abound on the palate, all cleansed by refreshing, crisp acidity. Cheers and happy holidays!

This year, let the gift be in the giving with ONEHOPE. Every purchase of ONEHOPE Wine gives 10% back to your cause of choice and helps make a lasting impact in the world.

Christmas red wine and white duo from Gourmet Gift Baskets

What’s the best way to get into the Christmas spirit this holiday? This Christmas Red Wine and White Wine Duo, beautifully packaged in a signature dark-stained gift crate, is perfect for anyone who enjoys sophisticated wine tasting. This Christmas gift is complete with two bottles of wine paired with cheese, crackers, and Gourmet Gift Baskets‘ very own black truffle popcorn! This wine gift delivery is the perfect gift for anyone from a casual wine drinker to an oenophile!

St. George Terroir Gin from St. George Spirits

Inspired by hiking the trails on California’s Mt. Tam, St. George Spirits created St. George Terroir Gin as an ode to the wild beauty of the Golden State. Made from a host of evocative botanicals, it’s an olfactory snapshot of the lush landscape surrounding the Bay Area.

Livener from Three Spirit

This invigorating elixir from Three Spirit is the perfect party pick-me-up. Enjoy euphoric feels from guayusa, guava leaf and schisandra and big flavors from vibrant berries, bright aromatics, and heat.

Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Since 1992 Great Lakes Brewing Co. has toasted the festive season with Christmas Ale, and their brewpub’s annual First Pour party is one of their merriest traditions. The unofficial holiday kickoff packs this historic brewpub with warmth, joy, and plenty of Christmas Ale pints. So many, in fact, that their bartenders pour a pint of Christmas Ale every five seconds all day long!

Great Lakes Brewing Co. is an environmentally and socially conscious craft brewery from Cleveland, Ohio. Visit their historic brewpub and see for yourself.

Classic Hot Chocolate from Williams Sonoma

Inspired by the velvety hot chocolate served at the renowned Angelina café in Paris, Williams Sonoma‘s hot chocolate is produced from shavings of premium chocolate rather than cocoa powder for a rich, intensely chocolaty flavor, smooth texture and exquisite aroma. For the silkiest sip, they chose a couverture bittersweet chocolate from Guittard that melts quickly and consistently in hot milk. The result is a world-class beverage with a perfectly balanced chocolate flavor.

Eggnog Flavored Coffee from Bones Coffee

Get ready to have the Hap-hap-happiest Christmas ever! Bones Coffee‘s eggnog flavored coffee is a smooth, medium-roast with a sweet, savory finish that will be the perfect gift for your tastebuds. When Santa slides down the chimney this Christmas, he’s going to see the jolliest bunch of coffee drinkers this side of the North Pole!

Seasonal Hot Chocolate Mix Trio from Dandelion Chocolate

This holiday season, Dandelion Chocolate have created a gift-boxed trio of flavorful hot chocolate mixes to whisk up at home with fresh milk, cream, or dairy alternative. Each vegan, single-origin-chocolate mix is contained in a sleek, reusable glass vial by industrial designer (and Dandelion friend) Remy Labesque. A rich, fudgy 70% Camino Verde, Ecuador chocolate forms the base for all three mixes.

Classic Hot Chocolate is creamy, subtly sweet, and deeply chocolatey. Dandelion’s new Gingerbread Hot Chocolate, crafted with a blend of festive spices, tastes like a holiday celebration in a mug. And their House Mocha Mix, which melds Dandelion chocolate with organic coffee from Ventura, California-based Café Altura, yields a smooth, café-style mocha right at home.

CV Luxury Wine Pack from Broken Earth Winery

The brand CV represents four decades of wine-growing excellence from Broken Earth Winery‘s estate, Continental Vineyards. CV wine is highly allocated and only produced in exceptional vintage years. This pack is sure to be a very special gift that won’t disappoint anyone that loves amazing Cabernets! The package contains the following a 2018 CV Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2019 CV Reserve Cabernet Franc and a CV corkscrew.

Black Spiced Rum from The Kraken

Forged from the finest and rarest Caribbean spices, Kraken Black Spiced Rum is rich, complex and bold. From the first taste to the last, experience the incredibly smooth and silky texture that lingers long on your palate. This signature spiced rum is laced with notes of island spices and vanilla.


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Cranberry Cosmo from Mingle Mocktails

A bubbly blend of crisp cranberry, zesty lime and a splash of natural orange juice. Made with clean ingredients, naturally sweetened with pure cane sugar & fruit juices and low in calories. Your favorite crafted cocktail, minus the booze, from Mingle Mocktails.

Double Eagle Very Rare 20 Year Old Kentucky Sraight Bourbon Whiskey from Whiskey Caviar

Available from Whiskey Caviar and twice the age of the 10-year-old Eagle Rare, the name of this expression is a reference to both its age and the two eagle figurines ― one in the form of a stopper, the second within the luxurious bottle. Only 299 bottles were produced.

Gift Set from Wilderton

Now you can try all of Wilderton‘s botanical expressions – Lustre, Bittersweet Apartivo and Earthen – with their limited edition 200ml sample pack. Whether you’re looking to taste before stocking up on full size bottles or giving these away at stocking stuffers, Wilderton’s delicious botanical expressions are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season.

Ultimate Holiday Margarita Kit from Twisted Alchemy

Elevate holiday spirits with this Ultimate Holiday Margarita Kit from Twisted Alchemy. It is perfect for hosting a holiday party, gifting a special someone or impressing the relatives with the best margaritas on the market. Every kit comes with three bottles of cold-pressed juices, and a high-quality professional grade metal Shaker and Bar Jigger for easy margarita making. The kit includes all 3 hand-crafted rimmers including habanero salt, hibiscus lime salt, gold sugar and dried citrus wheels. Each kit makes about 30 fresh-juice margaritas.

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Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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    1. Though for Valentine’s Day it could be time to bring food and drink back together again?

      The possibilities are endless – champagne, wines, cocktails, caviar, chocolates, oysters, truffles etc etc

      Sometimes, we men need a little help with our Valentine’s planning …

  1. There’s nothing more satisfying than a drink that you’ve brewed yourself. I like the idea of the Wassail Gift Pack. I’ve got a couple of friends who would make the most of it.

  2. There’s a lot of yummy stuff in this list but my preference would be the Krug without a doubt. Love their champagnes and the brand in general.

    1. Correction, I have expensive tastebuds :) All jokes aside, only tasted Krug on a couple occasions and every time I was very impressed. Wish it would be my weekly drink but alas my bank account doesn’t agree!

  3. Nice to see that you’ve got some chocolate and coffee in there as well as the alcohol. Some of us our teetotal. Admittedly not from choice – I still miss a drink – but for medical reasons!

    1. Alcohol doesn’t do me any harm, I don’t like what it does to me so I don’t drink it. Another thing that I don’t get is why people go for cold drinks at this time of year?

      I’d much rather celebrate with good quality chocolate, tea or coffee when it’s so cold.

      Please remember us teetotallers and get in some special drinks for us over Christmas.

    2. Hopefully there are plenty of non-alcholic choices in the above (35% of the list is non-alcoholic). I’ve often considered becoming teetotal myself (I see from my Garmin watch how much even just one drink can affect my sleep), but never quite brought myself to do it as yet. I know a number of people who have and who speak very positively about it. I think a dry January is in order for me this year, if nothing else.

    3. Twice now I’ve had to abstain from alcohol for 6 weeks once and then 8 weeks when on medication.

      On both occasions I really didn’t feel any better health wise. Though I’ve got friends who’ve given up and they say they feel so much better.

      At the end of the day we’re all individuals and different.

  4. A Luxury Travel Blog has become a one-stop shop for Christmas.

    Pity, you didn’t do a ski special back in November. After 3 years away from the slopes I’ve virtually had to start again with all my kit and clothing.

    1. They’re certainly continuing in popularity. Interesting fact courtesy of vinepair.com:

      According to Drinks International, the Margarita has ranked as the No. 1 most ordered tequila cocktail in the world since 2015. In 2021, it was the fifth most popular drink worldwide, moving up two spots from the year prior.

  5. Not only is this the time of year for hot chocolate, it’s time to make it a special treat, like with the Williams Sonoma hot chocolate.

  6. Why hasn’t anyone come up with the travel size cocktails before? At this time of the year, when we are all on the move but want to celebrate, they are such a great innovation.

    1. I believe the concept has been around for a number of years already, Sheila – at least 5 years, possibly longer – but the idea doesn’t seem to be so well known…

  7. My girlfriend has never really got champagne, while I’m a big fan. If I get a bottle or two from Primo Liquors for New Year she might see what’s so special about it. From all the flavours going on, it seems to be very special.

  8. A pack of red and white wine is always a nice present. Add in cheese, crackers and black truffle popcorn and you’ve got a winner. I’ll be interested to try that popcorn.

    1. Some clever marketing going on here. Plenty of duos of red and white wine around, this one’s nicely differentiated, given added value by the crackers, cheese and popcorn.

    2. There’s something about cheese and a good red wine – they go so well together. Black truffle popcorn I have never tried, but I’m more than happy to give it a go!

    1. And pouring a pint of their Christmas Ale every 5 seconds is an amazing stat worth toasting too.

  9. I can’t believe how much coffee has changed over the last 30 years. Back then coffee was coffee, often boring dried granules, not surprising that as a kid I didn’t really like it.

    Nowadays, you’ve got so much choice and the Christmas coffees always help the coffee year to finish on a high. TBH it’s the best coffee time of the year for me. Once upon a time I got all excited about Santa delivering my presents, now I get all excited about Christmas coffee!

  10. Tempted by so many of the drinks in this round-up I think that I ought to get myself the Alco Sense breathalyser advertised in the gifts section to keep myself on the right side of the law.

    1. They say it’s better to never drink and drive (and in some countries any intake would be too much) but, if you want to be sure which side of the law you stand in whichever country you happen to be, the AlcoSense breathalyser is a great choice.

    1. That’s a good point, Phil… if you have the odd bottle of wine in the house that doesn’t really inspire you, this is most definitely an option to consider!

    1. Napa Valley and Sonoma are widely regarded as the leading wine regions in the US, but there are many other up and coming regions across California and other states right across the country. California alone has almost 5,000 wineries nowadays!

  11. Mocktails are often a big disappointment, far too often they are the poor relations to their alcoholic siblings.

    But the Cranberry Cosmo looks beautifully presented. It might well be the exception to the rule.

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