With Christmas just around the corner not only do we have to get gifts bought for our family and friends but we also need to prepare for visitors, Christmas dinner and everything else that goes with a modern Christmas celebration.
The following post could well help you with a few problems here, by looking at the most popular liqueurs on the market at the moment we could be providing you with gift ideas, ways to entertain visitors or party goers as well as ways to â€˜hydrateâ€™ the adult members of the family at Christmas dinner.
At a time when we all seem to overdo the chocolates it seems apt to be looking at the sweeter end of the alcohol market and with liqueurs and as long as you have a bit of a sweet tooth there are plenty of options available for you.
The often syrup like tipple is made from a distilled spirit which sweetened an flavoured with the likes of herbs, spices, fruits, cream, flowers or nuts. And below we have some of the best examples available for you to mull over.
Baileys Irish Cream is a whisky an cream based liqueur that is famous the world over and comes in various flavours like mint chocolate, crÃ¨me caramel, biscotti and hazelnut and the latest edition being released this year, Baileys Chocolate Luxe. The product has been on the market since the mid 70â€™s and continues to be a seasonal favourite.
Midori is a Japanese, watermelon flavoured liqueur and is named after the Japanese for itâ€™s distinctive green colouring. Midori is very popular the world over especially for use in cocktails and since itâ€™s launce party at the world famous Studio 54 club in 70â€™s New York the drink itself has become synonymous with fun seeking party goers.
Drambuie is a malt whisky and honey based liqueur made in Scotland and its title is derived from the Gaelic for â€œthe drink that satisfiesâ€, â€˜Dram Buidheachâ€™. While the origin of the recipe is disputed there is no doubting the popularity of the drink.
With Christmas also being associated with nuts, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire etc, it would seem a shame to leave a nut base liqueur out of this guide so we will have a brief look at Amaretto. This popular Italian, almond flavour liqueur has been sold worldwide and probably the most popular brand is Disaronno. They themselves go on to describe the drink as “absolute alcohol, burnt sugar, and the pure essence of seventeen selected herbs and fruits”. Strangely enough despite its almondy taste Disaronno state that there are no nuts used in the production of this drink making it safe for people with nut allergies. Of course, you should always double check any such information when it comes to something as important as that.
There we have it, a brief look at just some of the options available for you this Christmas whether itâ€™s for gifts, entertaining or just rewarding yourself for getting through another Christmas without any disasters.
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