It's no secret that toasts, aperitifs, and evening libations are staples of the festive season in the UK. However, what if we told you we have a welcome twist to this classic script?
This year, we’re embracing British traditions with a twist. We've swapped out traditional alcohol moments for creative non-alcoholic alternatives at every turn, ensuring your festive celebrations can be enjoyed by everyone.
And we have ideas festive activities that are a little bit different from your usual holiday traditions…
1. Morning After A Big Night Out
The morning after a big night out can be a bit of a struggle for many, especially when the festivities ran late into the night. Rather than resorting to hair-of-the-dog remedies – we have something much better.
JAMU shot mixed with some L.A Citrus Hops for a mid-morning boost - paired with scrambled eggs or scrambled tofu (and turmeric) with our favourite crispy chilli in oil for a soothing tummy remedy.
An Indonesian drink, the Jamu is known for it's immune-boosting properties. Main ingredients turmeric and ginger cover an array of benefits from anti-inflammatory to digestive - and they taste so good together.
1 cup fresh turmeric
1/2 cup fresh ginger
1/2 cup honey
Juice of 2 limes
Heat the mixture in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes.
Strain over a muslin.
Add your lime juice and honey. Stir to dissolve and leave to cool.
Keep refrigerated and use within a week.
2. Slow Afternoons
Wine and chocolate often make their appearance during those leisurely afternoons, adding an extra layer of coziness to the festive season.
3. Xmas Aperitif
Paired with Sparkling English Blush – perfect for the golden hour.
Make Christmas Crackers
If you have some lovely free time in the lead up to Christmas you could make your own Crackers – we really love this blog post from Artemis Russell on the Isle of Wight from a few years back.
Forage for your Christmas Decorations
Holly Berries & Mistletoe are usually abundant in the countryside. You might need to ask permission before taking any from a private hedgerow! Mistletoe can expensive when you buy it in the city, but most orchard owners are keen to get rid of it as it can damage the fruit trees that it grows on so will willingly let you take your fill.
Forage for your post Christmas medicinal boost.
All of the winter berries tend to be rich in Vitamin C (nature’s way of protecting your immune system through the cold season). Some rosehips will still be perfectly ripe for picking and we recommend a simple recipe like this one.
These LSA glasses and our Mixed Case of Sparkling English Blush & Sparkling English Rose.