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Christmas comes with a lot of excitement – carols, concerts, festivals, parties, lots of eating and – yeah, you’re right – drinking.

As the parties heat up, more and more people will turn to the bottle in need of having a good time but there will always be the question of what to drink, where and the right time.

While we don’t encourage you to over-indulge and go on a spree of binge drinking, we can always offer some helpful tips on what you should be drinking this Christmas.

Champagnes

The official drink of celebration, Champagnes are a must have this Christmas. A flute of champagne in hand brings sparkles into your holiday mood.

You can settle for the classic Veuve Clicquot Brut with its attractive yellow label sure to add excitement to your mood or go for the sweet tasting Moet & Chandon Nectar Rose Imperial.

If you are the one for vintage champagne, the Dom Perignon P2 2000 or Dom Perignon 2009 Brut is a classy choice. If you’re looking to party with it, the emerald-green light of the Dom Perignon Luminous is very much the cream of the crop.

 Sparkling Wines

If you don’t have the big budget that champagnes demand, you can always switch to a nice bottle of sparkling wine.

Luc Belaire Luxe has a premium taste and luxurious bottle that sends your mood lighting up the skies like Christmas fireworks. Then there is the darling Veuve Du Vernay Ice Rose that not only sweetens the palate but also beautifies your table with its unique white and pink bottle. Andre and Martini are also other great choices.

Cognac

If Champagnes brought a sparkling new meaning to wins, Cognacs have given a whole new identity to how we see brandy, thanks to the French.

Be it dinner, a party, a concert or a simple laid back sit-out with friends, cognac is a unique choice for all occasions. The classic Hennessy VS and Hennessy VSOP are always ready options and if you buy from Drinks.ng using VISA QR, you get FREE mixers, party cups and ice along with it. Martell Blue Swift is another cool choice especially since a bottle purchased from Drinks.ng gets you either a FREE Bluetooth speaker of a 24 Apparel Hat.

Whisk(e)y

All thanks to the Irish and the Scots for blessing us with whisky, now we can fight the cold evenings of Christmas with a good old scotch like Glenmorangie Original or the all-new Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years.

If you are in the mood to groove with friends while vibing to your favourite tunes, Jameson Irish Whiskey makes for a good companion or you can switch up with the Good Old Jack Daniel’s.

If you are in the need for a full-blown party, then take advantage of the Famous Grouse party pack promo available only on Drinks.ng

Beer

Beer is still one of Nigeria’s most loved alcoholic beverages and there are plenty of brands to choose from. However, among the numerous brands – lager & stout – there is the ‘king’ of them all – Budweiser. The American lager made its grand entrance into the Nigerian market this year, and irrespective of what your preferred beer brand might be, you’d be missing out if you’ve not tasted the light, crisp and smooth beer. If you are looking for validation, it is called the ‘King of Beers’, and Christmas is the celebration of the birth of a ‘King’

Cocktails

Eggnog, Hot Buttered Rum, Manhattan, Sex on the Beach and Daiquiri are some of the popular cocktails that can add extra spice to your Christmas holiday.

You can check out the recipe to some of these cocktails by clicking here.

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