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Interesting Liqueurs and Holiday Liquor Gift Packs

December 9, 2017
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Well, I just got home from Christmas shopping (phew!!), and I can almost scratch most of the names off my list. I don’t know about you, but this time of the year can be really stressful for me–from people with crazy shopping carts, stealing my parking spot, to long lines everywhere, except here at Nino’s, of course :). If you’re like me and still have a bit of shopping left to do, and you’re stuck with a few names left on your list, here are some awesome holiday gift ideas for that specialty liquor connoisseur in your life.

St Germain Le Mini Aperitif Set

I love this liqueur, made with hand-picked elder flowers all the way from France. It’s sweet and delicious. I plan to have this on hand to add to my sparkling wine or prosecco when I get together with family and friends to ring in the New Year.

Glenmorangie Pioneering 4 pack 100ml

My husband is a scotch fanatic. He looks forward to getting this one under the tree every year. It’s the perfect taste tester kit. Included in the pack is the 10 Year, the LaSanta, the Quinta Ruban and the Nectar D’or. I hope he doesn’t read this because he’s getting it for Christmas.
I will be having family and friends over for the holidays, and I plan to serve some cool, fun cocktails. If you are entertaining for the holidays and want to kick it up a notch, here are some interesting liqueurs you can make the cocktails with.

Green Chartreuse-France

Here is a liqueur that has a completely natural green color. It’s made with 130 herbs and plants. A secret recipe made by two Chartreuse monks, it’s very popular in the French ski resorts. Best of all, it’s sure to keep you warm on those cold winter nights.

Green Chaud

Green Chartreuse
Hot Chocolate

Amaro Averna-Sicily Italy

Averna is a classic digestif often served on the rocks or neat as an after dinner drink. It has some sweetness, and it’s pretty thick with an herbal bitterness on the ending. You could even add this to ginger ale and include your favorite fruit.

The holidays can be a little chaotic. The good thing is you can always sit back and have a nice cocktail. Have one and enjoy!!
I hope you have a wonderful, safe holiday season!



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