It’s Beginning to Taste a Lot like Christmas…
Now I know I normally say that the C-word is banned until my birthday, but there’s an exception. The food and drink. Yes, my favourite thing at Christmas is decorating the house. However, since it’s far too early to start decorating the house just yet, I feel it’s time to start indulging in the food.
Nothing beats the taste of Christmas. There are just certain flavours and spices associated with this time of year. There is also something about Christmas food that just brings you joy. I save certain food and drink purely for the month of December, so come the beginning of the month I’m so excited to tuck into these treats. However, this year, it’s started a little early and I’m okay with that. I’m not going crazy, pigs in blankets can wait until December! Just a few treats that I simply can’t resist…
Baby, it’s cold outside. I’m a hot drink- drinker all year around. However, at Christmas time, they get something extra. I fully embrace the spices, chai lattes, hazelnut-flavours, anything warming to the taste buds. For flavoured hot drinks, you can’t beat Whitard of Chelsea. They just know how to make delicious tasting products, and their Christmas collection is no different. I’m obsessed with their Christmas coffee, tea and luxury hot chocolate.
The tea is a Chinese oolong, blended with cinnamon and ginger for a bit of Autumn warmth. The coffee is hazelnut flavoured and perfect for cold Sunday mornings in bed with the papers. Finally, their delicious luxury hot chocolate is unashamedly rich and silky smooth and worth every sinful sip. With this, you need to go all out. Add cream or marshmallows, anything to add something special to your drink.
There’s nothing better than the humble mince pie during the Christmas time. It’s the perfect, delicious treat to have with a lovely cuppa or coffee (one of the ones suggested above would be a perfect match!) For even more indulgence, add clotted cream and warm it up slightly. 100% worth it, I promise.
This is my Christmas cocktail. There’s just something about the almond liqueur that is perfect for this festive season. Amaretto sours are my absolute favourite cocktail during Winter and they are so easy to make. 1½ ounces Amaretto liqueur, 1-ounce simple syrup, ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice, 1 orange slice and 1 maraschino cherry. Simply pour all liquids into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with the orange slice and cherry. Without a doubt, I always have one of these when I’m getting ready for a night out, or when I’m flicking through a glossy in the evening. Try one and let me know what you think. You won’t be disappointed.
What Are Your Favourite Festive Treats This Time of Year?
This post was created in collaboration with Whittard of Chelsea. All thoughts and opinions are my own.