object(WP_Query)#638 (51) { ["query"]=> array(2) { ["page"]=> string(0) "" ["name"]=> string(14) "drinks-cabinet" } ["query_vars"]=> array(65) { ["page"]=> int(0) ["name"]=> string(14) "drinks-cabinet" ["error"]=> string(0) "" ["m"]=> string(0) "" ["p"]=> int(0) ["post_parent"]=> string(0) "" ["subpost"]=> string(0) "" ["subpost_id"]=> string(0) "" ["attachment"]=> string(0) "" ["attachment_id"]=> int(0) ["static"]=> string(0) "" ["pagename"]=> string(0) "" ["page_id"]=> int(0) ["second"]=> string(0) "" ["minute"]=> string(0) "" ["hour"]=> string(0) "" ["day"]=> int(0) ["monthnum"]=> int(0) ["year"]=> int(0) ["w"]=> int(0) ["category_name"]=> string(0) "" ["tag"]=> string(0) "" ["cat"]=> string(0) "" ["tag_id"]=> string(0) "" ["author"]=> string(0) "" ["author_name"]=> string(0) "" ["feed"]=> string(0) "" ["tb"]=> string(0) "" ["paged"]=> int(0) ["meta_key"]=> string(0) "" ["meta_value"]=> string(0) "" ["preview"]=> string(0) "" ["s"]=> string(0) "" ["sentence"]=> string(0) "" ["title"]=> string(0) "" ["fields"]=> string(0) "" ["menu_order"]=> string(0) "" ["embed"]=> string(0) "" ["category__in"]=> array(0) { } ["category__not_in"]=> array(0) { } ["category__and"]=> array(0) { } ["post__in"]=> array(0) { } ["post__not_in"]=> array(0) { } ["post_name__in"]=> array(0) { } ["tag__in"]=> array(0) { } ["tag__not_in"]=> array(0) { } ["tag__and"]=> array(0) { } ["tag_slug__in"]=> array(0) { } ["tag_slug__and"]=> array(0) { } ["post_parent__in"]=> array(0) { } ["post_parent__not_in"]=> array(0) { } ["author__in"]=> array(0) { } ["author__not_in"]=> array(0) { } ["ignore_sticky_posts"]=> bool(false) ["suppress_filters"]=> bool(false) ["cache_results"]=> bool(false) ["update_post_term_cache"]=> bool(true) ["lazy_load_term_meta"]=> bool(true) ["update_post_meta_cache"]=> bool(true) ["post_type"]=> string(0) "" ["posts_per_page"]=> int(5) ["nopaging"]=> bool(false) ["comments_per_page"]=> string(2) "50" ["no_found_rows"]=> bool(false) ["order"]=> string(4) "DESC" } ["tax_query"]=> NULL ["meta_query"]=> object(WP_Meta_Query)#1017 (9) { ["queries"]=> array(0) { } ["relation"]=> NULL ["meta_table"]=> NULL ["meta_id_column"]=> NULL ["primary_table"]=> NULL ["primary_id_column"]=> NULL ["table_aliases":protected]=> array(0) { } ["clauses":protected]=> array(0) { } ["has_or_relation":protected]=> bool(false) } ["date_query"]=> bool(false) ["queried_object"]=> object(WP_Post)#1012 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(55083) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-12-18 14:55:53" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-18 14:55:53" ["post_content"]=> string(6238) "Ah Christmas, the season of festive cheer (“cheers”). Bonding work dos, hot winter dates, Christmas jumper wearing dinner parties and hang time with the fam make this the party month of the year. So with that in mind, there is no better time to sex up that booze cabinet and get it up to scratch. Goodbye Prosecco and cheap canned G&Ts, and hello killer cocktails in ya living room. Don’t sweat it, we’ve got the bottles you need to make sure you’re MORE than ready. Stock the freezer up with ice, and let’s get this party started. King's Ginger This is a Christmas cabinet must have.  Specifically created by Berry Bros way back in 1903 for King Edward VII, it's still going strong today. This liqueur is gingery, zesty and rich,  making it the perfect addition to your Champagne, Christmas cocktails, mulled wine or even just enjoyed straight up on ice. BarChick’s dad won't do Christmas without it. Altos Tequila Sure Tequila doesn't scream 'yuletide classic' but we say think outside the box baby. Nothing starts a party like some of this stuff, get grandma sipping on a Tommy’s and you'll have yourself a merry one. Even better you can whip out the ultimate booze trivia at the table when you learn how the stuff was made by watching THIS. It's epic.  Yes you've learnt something from all that time spent drinking, stick that, Grandad. Peroni You've got to be able offer people something ice cold and fresh when they walk through the door - and Peroni ticks all the boxes. It's the sassiest beer around. Thought beer was just for good for - well, beer? Think again. Peroni is kick ass in cocktails too. Play like some of the best bartenders on the planet and mix up some Peroni cocktails if you're feeling fancy. They even do glue free for THAT family member. Salut! Baileys There’s just something about that thick, smooth and luxurious taste of Bailey’s that's begging you to sip it by a roaring Christmas fire. You certainly won’t care about the added calories in the creamy base either, everyone puts on a little holiday weight, so you can sip it without the guilt. Enjoy on its own or make a home-made Bailey’s eggnog! Buffalo Trace  Whisky is the perfect winter tipple (think hot toddies) and this is one of the smoothest around.  It’ll warm you up from the inside out and then some. Keeping the toffee and apple flavours simple it's perfect in an Old Fashioned or Manhattan for post dinner cocktails or just enjoyed straight up on the rocks. Sipsmith Sloe Gin We all know that Sipmsith do a damn good gin, but did you know about their Sloe Gin? Made in the same micro-distillery in Hammersmith by the same crew, it’s super smooth and, having been made using sloe berries, it's got a sexy sweetness. Just the kind of thing you can slip into your emergency hip flask when all the Champagne runs out at the Christmas party. Belsazar Vermouth Despite only launching this year, this range of vermouths are already a key ingredient in cocktails and drinks in some of London’s best bars. You can pick your blend from their dry, red, rose or white vermouths depending on what you’re after. Add to cocktails or sip it like BarChick in a Belsazar Vermouth and tonic… gin, move aside. Louis Roederer It's the season to party and that means popping the Champagne on the regs. The only one we're drinking this year is Louis Roederer's Brut Premier Non Vintage. Blended from at least four vintages and some Chardonnay, it'll slip down a dream. We all know the better the quality Champagne, the easier the hangover, so go for this one and you (and your guests) can thank us later. Courvoisier Everyone needs a little bit of luxe in their life and this cognac totally fits the bill. They've just brought out a limited edition range that includes a Courvoisier Reserve 1978 for £1,100 and we can tell you now that it's worth every penny. If you're after a cheaper version the Courvoisier V.S.O.P is around £30 and excellent if you're mixing up some sophisticated cocktails for guests. Tio Pepe Sherry A Christmas classic that needs to be in your cupboard. It's dry, it's fresh, Nan loves the stuff and it also goes really well in a Bloody Mary; some say it's the secret ingredient. Otherwise treat it just like a glass of white wine and serve unbelievably chilled. Haig Club  Because a bottle as sexy as Becks is always a good idea. This new super smooth Scotch grain whisky is one for the cabinet 'cos not only is it good neat it makes a mean cocktail: apple soda, ginger bitters, Haig Club, BOOM. Essentials Worcestershire sauce Waitrose tonic (bartenders preferred if you wondered) Tabasco Angostura Bitters Tomato juice Ginger ale Where to buy your booze? Check out our best booze shops in London, but our favourite 31 Dover can be visited from the comfort of your own home, delivered the next day and they’ve got all the right booze to fill that cupboard." ["post_title"]=> string(42) "How To Stock Your Christmas Drinks Cabinet" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "drinks-cabinet" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-22 15:22:08" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-22 15:22:08" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=55083" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object_id"]=> int(55083) ["request"]=> string(191) "SELECT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts WHERE 1=1 AND wp_posts.post_name = 'drinks-cabinet' AND post_modified > FROM_UNIXTIME(0) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC " ["posts"]=> &array(1) { [0]=> object(WP_Post)#1012 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(55083) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-12-18 14:55:53" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-18 14:55:53" ["post_content"]=> string(6238) "Ah Christmas, the season of festive cheer (“cheers”). Bonding work dos, hot winter dates, Christmas jumper wearing dinner parties and hang time with the fam make this the party month of the year. So with that in mind, there is no better time to sex up that booze cabinet and get it up to scratch. Goodbye Prosecco and cheap canned G&Ts, and hello killer cocktails in ya living room. Don’t sweat it, we’ve got the bottles you need to make sure you’re MORE than ready. Stock the freezer up with ice, and let’s get this party started. King's Ginger This is a Christmas cabinet must have.  Specifically created by Berry Bros way back in 1903 for King Edward VII, it's still going strong today. This liqueur is gingery, zesty and rich,  making it the perfect addition to your Champagne, Christmas cocktails, mulled wine or even just enjoyed straight up on ice. BarChick’s dad won't do Christmas without it. Altos Tequila Sure Tequila doesn't scream 'yuletide classic' but we say think outside the box baby. Nothing starts a party like some of this stuff, get grandma sipping on a Tommy’s and you'll have yourself a merry one. Even better you can whip out the ultimate booze trivia at the table when you learn how the stuff was made by watching THIS. It's epic.  Yes you've learnt something from all that time spent drinking, stick that, Grandad. Peroni You've got to be able offer people something ice cold and fresh when they walk through the door - and Peroni ticks all the boxes. It's the sassiest beer around. Thought beer was just for good for - well, beer? Think again. Peroni is kick ass in cocktails too. Play like some of the best bartenders on the planet and mix up some Peroni cocktails if you're feeling fancy. They even do glue free for THAT family member. Salut! Baileys There’s just something about that thick, smooth and luxurious taste of Bailey’s that's begging you to sip it by a roaring Christmas fire. You certainly won’t care about the added calories in the creamy base either, everyone puts on a little holiday weight, so you can sip it without the guilt. Enjoy on its own or make a home-made Bailey’s eggnog! Buffalo Trace  Whisky is the perfect winter tipple (think hot toddies) and this is one of the smoothest around.  It’ll warm you up from the inside out and then some. Keeping the toffee and apple flavours simple it's perfect in an Old Fashioned or Manhattan for post dinner cocktails or just enjoyed straight up on the rocks. Sipsmith Sloe Gin We all know that Sipmsith do a damn good gin, but did you know about their Sloe Gin? Made in the same micro-distillery in Hammersmith by the same crew, it’s super smooth and, having been made using sloe berries, it's got a sexy sweetness. Just the kind of thing you can slip into your emergency hip flask when all the Champagne runs out at the Christmas party. Belsazar Vermouth Despite only launching this year, this range of vermouths are already a key ingredient in cocktails and drinks in some of London’s best bars. You can pick your blend from their dry, red, rose or white vermouths depending on what you’re after. Add to cocktails or sip it like BarChick in a Belsazar Vermouth and tonic… gin, move aside. Louis Roederer It's the season to party and that means popping the Champagne on the regs. The only one we're drinking this year is Louis Roederer's Brut Premier Non Vintage. Blended from at least four vintages and some Chardonnay, it'll slip down a dream. We all know the better the quality Champagne, the easier the hangover, so go for this one and you (and your guests) can thank us later. Courvoisier Everyone needs a little bit of luxe in their life and this cognac totally fits the bill. They've just brought out a limited edition range that includes a Courvoisier Reserve 1978 for £1,100 and we can tell you now that it's worth every penny. If you're after a cheaper version the Courvoisier V.S.O.P is around £30 and excellent if you're mixing up some sophisticated cocktails for guests. Tio Pepe Sherry A Christmas classic that needs to be in your cupboard. It's dry, it's fresh, Nan loves the stuff and it also goes really well in a Bloody Mary; some say it's the secret ingredient. Otherwise treat it just like a glass of white wine and serve unbelievably chilled. Haig Club  Because a bottle as sexy as Becks is always a good idea. This new super smooth Scotch grain whisky is one for the cabinet 'cos not only is it good neat it makes a mean cocktail: apple soda, ginger bitters, Haig Club, BOOM. Essentials Worcestershire sauce Waitrose tonic (bartenders preferred if you wondered) Tabasco Angostura Bitters Tomato juice Ginger ale Where to buy your booze? Check out our best booze shops in London, but our favourite 31 Dover can be visited from the comfort of your own home, delivered the next day and they’ve got all the right booze to fill that cupboard." ["post_title"]=> string(42) "How To Stock Your Christmas Drinks Cabinet" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "drinks-cabinet" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-22 15:22:08" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-22 15:22:08" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=55083" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } } ["post_count"]=> int(1) ["current_post"]=> int(-1) ["in_the_loop"]=> bool(false) ["post"]=> object(WP_Post)#1012 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(55083) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-12-18 14:55:53" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-18 14:55:53" ["post_content"]=> string(6238) "Ah Christmas, the season of festive cheer (“cheers”). Bonding work dos, hot winter dates, Christmas jumper wearing dinner parties and hang time with the fam make this the party month of the year. So with that in mind, there is no better time to sex up that booze cabinet and get it up to scratch. Goodbye Prosecco and cheap canned G&Ts, and hello killer cocktails in ya living room. Don’t sweat it, we’ve got the bottles you need to make sure you’re MORE than ready. Stock the freezer up with ice, and let’s get this party started. King's Ginger This is a Christmas cabinet must have.  Specifically created by Berry Bros way back in 1903 for King Edward VII, it's still going strong today. This liqueur is gingery, zesty and rich,  making it the perfect addition to your Champagne, Christmas cocktails, mulled wine or even just enjoyed straight up on ice. BarChick’s dad won't do Christmas without it. Altos Tequila Sure Tequila doesn't scream 'yuletide classic' but we say think outside the box baby. Nothing starts a party like some of this stuff, get grandma sipping on a Tommy’s and you'll have yourself a merry one. Even better you can whip out the ultimate booze trivia at the table when you learn how the stuff was made by watching THIS. It's epic.  Yes you've learnt something from all that time spent drinking, stick that, Grandad. Peroni You've got to be able offer people something ice cold and fresh when they walk through the door - and Peroni ticks all the boxes. It's the sassiest beer around. Thought beer was just for good for - well, beer? Think again. Peroni is kick ass in cocktails too. Play like some of the best bartenders on the planet and mix up some Peroni cocktails if you're feeling fancy. They even do glue free for THAT family member. Salut! Baileys There’s just something about that thick, smooth and luxurious taste of Bailey’s that's begging you to sip it by a roaring Christmas fire. You certainly won’t care about the added calories in the creamy base either, everyone puts on a little holiday weight, so you can sip it without the guilt. Enjoy on its own or make a home-made Bailey’s eggnog! Buffalo Trace  Whisky is the perfect winter tipple (think hot toddies) and this is one of the smoothest around.  It’ll warm you up from the inside out and then some. Keeping the toffee and apple flavours simple it's perfect in an Old Fashioned or Manhattan for post dinner cocktails or just enjoyed straight up on the rocks. Sipsmith Sloe Gin We all know that Sipmsith do a damn good gin, but did you know about their Sloe Gin? Made in the same micro-distillery in Hammersmith by the same crew, it’s super smooth and, having been made using sloe berries, it's got a sexy sweetness. Just the kind of thing you can slip into your emergency hip flask when all the Champagne runs out at the Christmas party. Belsazar Vermouth Despite only launching this year, this range of vermouths are already a key ingredient in cocktails and drinks in some of London’s best bars. You can pick your blend from their dry, red, rose or white vermouths depending on what you’re after. Add to cocktails or sip it like BarChick in a Belsazar Vermouth and tonic… gin, move aside. Louis Roederer It's the season to party and that means popping the Champagne on the regs. The only one we're drinking this year is Louis Roederer's Brut Premier Non Vintage. Blended from at least four vintages and some Chardonnay, it'll slip down a dream. We all know the better the quality Champagne, the easier the hangover, so go for this one and you (and your guests) can thank us later. Courvoisier Everyone needs a little bit of luxe in their life and this cognac totally fits the bill. They've just brought out a limited edition range that includes a Courvoisier Reserve 1978 for £1,100 and we can tell you now that it's worth every penny. If you're after a cheaper version the Courvoisier V.S.O.P is around £30 and excellent if you're mixing up some sophisticated cocktails for guests. Tio Pepe Sherry A Christmas classic that needs to be in your cupboard. It's dry, it's fresh, Nan loves the stuff and it also goes really well in a Bloody Mary; some say it's the secret ingredient. Otherwise treat it just like a glass of white wine and serve unbelievably chilled. Haig Club  Because a bottle as sexy as Becks is always a good idea. This new super smooth Scotch grain whisky is one for the cabinet 'cos not only is it good neat it makes a mean cocktail: apple soda, ginger bitters, Haig Club, BOOM. Essentials Worcestershire sauce Waitrose tonic (bartenders preferred if you wondered) Tabasco Angostura Bitters Tomato juice Ginger ale Where to buy your booze? Check out our best booze shops in London, but our favourite 31 Dover can be visited from the comfort of your own home, delivered the next day and they’ve got all the right booze to fill that cupboard." ["post_title"]=> string(42) "How To Stock Your Christmas Drinks Cabinet" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "drinks-cabinet" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-22 15:22:08" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-22 15:22:08" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=55083" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["comment_count"]=> int(0) ["current_comment"]=> int(-1) ["found_posts"]=> int(1) ["max_num_pages"]=> int(0) ["max_num_comment_pages"]=> int(0) ["is_single"]=> bool(true) ["is_preview"]=> bool(false) ["is_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_archive"]=> bool(false) ["is_date"]=> bool(false) ["is_year"]=> bool(false) ["is_month"]=> bool(false) ["is_day"]=> bool(false) ["is_time"]=> bool(false) ["is_author"]=> bool(false) ["is_category"]=> bool(false) ["is_tag"]=> bool(false) ["is_tax"]=> bool(false) ["is_search"]=> bool(false) ["is_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_comment_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_trackback"]=> bool(false) ["is_home"]=> bool(false) ["is_404"]=> bool(false) ["is_embed"]=> bool(false) ["is_paged"]=> bool(false) ["is_admin"]=> bool(false) ["is_attachment"]=> bool(false) ["is_singular"]=> bool(true) ["is_robots"]=> bool(false) ["is_posts_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_post_type_archive"]=> bool(false) ["query_vars_hash":"WP_Query":private]=> string(32) "e67aaaa0cc44a89aba1e447a6f1eb51b" ["query_vars_changed":"WP_Query":private]=> bool(false) ["thumbnails_cached"]=> bool(false) ["stopwords":"WP_Query":private]=> NULL ["compat_fields":"WP_Query":private]=> array(2) { [0]=> string(15) "query_vars_hash" [1]=> string(18) "query_vars_changed" } ["compat_methods":"WP_Query":private]=> array(2) { [0]=> string(16) "init_query_flags" [1]=> string(15) "parse_tax_query" } }

BarChat

FIND A BAR
WHERE
WHAT
WHO
WHEN
How To Stock Your Christmas Drinks Cabinet

How To Stock Your Christmas Drinks Cabinet

Ah Christmas, the season of festive cheer (“cheers”). Bonding work dos, hot winter dates, Christmas jumper wearing dinner parties and hang time with the fam make this the party month of the year. So with that in mind, there is no better time to sex up that booze cabinet and get it up to scratch. Goodbye Prosecco and cheap canned G&Ts, and hello killer cocktails in ya living room.

Don’t sweat it, we’ve got the bottles you need to make sure you’re MORE than ready. Stock the freezer up with ice, and let’s get this party started.

King’s Ginger

This is a Christmas cabinet must have.  Specifically created by Berry Bros way back in 1903 for King Edward VII, it’s still going strong today. This liqueur is gingery, zesty and rich,  making it the perfect addition to your Champagne, Christmas cocktails, mulled wine or even just enjoyed straight up on ice. BarChick’s dad won’t do Christmas without it.

Altos Tequila

Sure Tequila doesn’t scream ‘yuletide classic’ but we say think outside the box baby. Nothing starts a party like some of this stuff, get grandma sipping on a Tommy’s and you’ll have yourself a merry one.
Even better you can whip out the ultimate booze trivia at the table when you learn how the stuff was made by watching THIS. It’s epic.  Yes you’ve learnt something from all that time spent drinking, stick that, Grandad.

Peroni

You’ve got to be able offer people something ice cold and fresh when they walk through the door – and Peroni ticks all the boxes. It’s the sassiest beer around. Thought beer was just for good for – well, beer? Think again. Peroni is kick ass in cocktails too. Play like some of the best bartenders on the planet and mix up some Peroni cocktails if you’re feeling fancy. They even do glue free for THAT family member. Salut!

Baileys

There’s just something about that thick, smooth and luxurious taste of Bailey’s that’s begging you to sip it by a roaring Christmas fire. You certainly won’t care about the added calories in the creamy base either, everyone puts on a little holiday weight, so you can sip it without the guilt. Enjoy on its own or make a home-made Bailey’s eggnog!

Buffalo Trace 

Whisky is the perfect winter tipple (think hot toddies) and this is one of the smoothest around.  It’ll warm you up from the inside out and then some. Keeping the toffee and apple flavours simple it’s perfect in an Old Fashioned or Manhattan for post dinner cocktails or just enjoyed straight up on the rocks.

Sipsmith Sloe Gin

We all know that Sipmsith do a damn good gin, but did you know about their Sloe Gin? Made in the same micro-distillery in Hammersmith by the same crew, it’s super smooth and, having been made using sloe berries, it’s got a sexy sweetness. Just the kind of thing you can slip into your emergency hip flask when all the Champagne runs out at the Christmas party.

Belsazar Vermouth

Despite only launching this year, this range of vermouths are already a key ingredient in cocktails and drinks in some of London’s best bars. You can pick your blend from their dry, red, rose or white vermouths depending on what you’re after. Add to cocktails or sip it like BarChick in a Belsazar Vermouth and tonic… gin, move aside.

Louis Roederer

It’s the season to party and that means popping the Champagne on the regs. The only one we’re drinking this year is Louis Roederer’s Brut Premier Non Vintage. Blended from at least four vintages and some Chardonnay, it’ll slip down a dream. We all know the better the quality Champagne, the easier the hangover, so go for this one and you (and your guests) can thank us later.

Courvoisier

Everyone needs a little bit of luxe in their life and this cognac totally fits the bill. They’ve just brought out a limited edition range that includes a Courvoisier Reserve 1978 for £1,100 and we can tell you now that it’s worth every penny. If you’re after a cheaper version the Courvoisier V.S.O.P is around £30 and excellent if you’re mixing up some sophisticated cocktails for guests.

Tio Pepe Sherry

A Christmas classic that needs to be in your cupboard. It’s dry, it’s fresh, Nan loves the stuff and it also goes really well in a Bloody Mary; some say it’s the secret ingredient. Otherwise treat it just like a glass of white wine and serve unbelievably chilled.

Haig Club 

Because a bottle as sexy as Becks is always a good idea. This new super smooth Scotch grain whisky is one for the cabinet ‘cos not only is it good neat it makes a mean cocktail: apple soda, ginger bitters, Haig Club, BOOM.

Essentials

Worcestershire sauce

Waitrose tonic (bartenders preferred if you wondered)

Tabasco

Angostura Bitters

Tomato juice

Ginger ale

Where to buy your booze?

Check out our best booze shops in London, but our favourite 31 Dover can be visited from the comfort of your own home, delivered the next day and they’ve got all the right booze to fill that cupboard.