The merriest time of year calls for all kinds of celebrations with friends and family. So, there’s no better time to raise a glass and enjoy. But what to drink, serve and gift? Well, this year’s line-up of beverages is sure to make the season merry and bright. Keep reading ahead for more of 2022’s most sought-after libations. Whether you pour a glass of champagne or top off your cocktail with a splash of elderflower liqueur, each beverage is worth its own toast. And to that, we say “cheers!”
As if we needed more proof the French do it best, St-Germain’s elderflower liqueur is a beautiful addition to any bar cart and also makes the perfect hostess gift. Made from up to 1,000 fresh handpicked flowers, it will elevate any and every cocktail it’s added to.
For its Stir Creativity mission to champion artists, Bombay Sapphire tapped Montreal artist Hosanna Gambús, to transform their limited-edition giftbox into a piece of inspiration. Her illustrations were inspired by the versatility of Bombay Sapphire with colourful vector cocktails mixed in a diverse creative environment. It’s sought out by gin lovers, so grab yours before it sells out.
Toasting the town means champagne for all. Moët & Chandon’s Ice Impérial Champagne is made to be served over ice, and it’s dressed up bottle is perfect for even the most glamorous black-tie events.
Patrón Reposado Tequila, LCBO, $93.95
There’s nothing quite like Patrón. Both smooth and sweet, the tequila gets lightly aged in barrels for two months, which infuses complexities of mixed fresh agave, oak, citrus, and honey. Ideal for the host with the most, no home bar is complete without it.
Whiskey aficionados prefer Angel’s Envy whiskey—the #1 ultra premium bourbon in the US—for its award-winning taste with unique notes of vanilla, ripe fruit, maple syrup, toast and bitter chocolate. Finished off in Port Wine Barrels, its batch blended to perfection.
There’s luxe and then there’s Rémy Martin Louis XIII Cognac. Made from 1,200 different cognacs each aged up to 100 years, it comes packaged in a striking Baccarat crystal decanter and presentation case.
Grappa enthusiasts will appreciate this vintage wine crafted from the pomace of Barolo. Poured into the most elegant decanter this gift box makes for a beloved gift to be enjoyed all together.
You could say this chardonnay is golden. Made from the first California season to be drought free since 2011, this limited-edition 2019 wine was designed to celebrate the 93rd Academy Awards.
If it’s good enough for Kendall Jenner, there’s no doubt that 818 Tequila will be a hit at your next holiday event. Serve it up as shots or margaritas, but there’s no going wrong no matter which way you do it.