be frank. Christmas can be extremely stressfull, especially if you hold
the title of host within your household. It’s not just about keeping
your normal troop content either, you’ll often have those extra guests –
the offspring’s girlfriend or boyfriend, that difficult family member
who has been uninvited from everywhere else –  increasing the stress
level even further. Although we’re not suggesting turning to alcohol to
get through the festive period, a well timed and curated cocktail can
ease tension, and help to create a more relaxed or jovial environment.

you’re holding an Xmas party at your house, it’s also nice to feel
you’ve put on a good show – fantastic canapes, a cracking music playlist
and some special Christmassy tipples. In the season of giving we
thought we’d help you out and detail some fantastic Chandon based

You may wonder as a non drinker why I’m posting such a blog. Of late I have been treating myself to the odd tipple. I won’t drink regularly, nor will I indulge in a binge drink, but every so often I will allow myself one special drink….one that is worthy of IBS side effects!


Happy…but safe drinking!

Cîroc Christmas Punch

(Created by Andrew Shannon at London Edition)


35ml Cîroc Vodka

10ml Irish Whisky

5ml Evangelista Ratafia

20ml Fresh Lemon Juice

50ml Fresh Pressed Apple Juice

2 Dashes of Bokers Bitters

25ml Edition Mulled Wine Syrup


the ingredients over a glass or punch bowl over ice. In a pan simmer
for 10 minutes; 1 bottle of red wine, 1x cinnamon stick, 2x star anise,
20x cloves and 250ml of sugar to create the syrup. Add 25ml of the syrup
to the glass or punch bowl. Garnish with a dried orange slice and

Chandon Bariloche

A tasty spritz to enjoy this Christmas and impress your friends.


85ml Chandon Brut

30ml Gin

12.5ml Sugar Syrup

2 Cucumber Slices

3 Mint Leaves


Shake and strain all ingredients into a coupette glass and garnish with a cucumber slice.

Chandon Messi Mate


Chandon Brut

40ml Terba Mate infused Belvedere*

20ml lemon juice

20ml simple syrup

2.5ml ginger syrup

1 dash Angostura


Pour ingredients over a fresh pineapple slice into an ice filled cabernet glass.

*35g Mate infused for 10min in 700ml of Belvedere

Ciroc Blue is available to purchase from Selfridges and Harvey Nichols RRP £38.00 per 70cl bottle.

Chandon Brut is available to purchase from selected retailers including Drinks Supermarket RRP £15.99 per 750ml bottle.

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