It may only just be October but frankly we’re already thinking about decking the halls for Christmas 2019. And while the usual tinsel and wreaths are all well and good, we’ve just come across a decoration that tops them all, and then some: gin baubles.
Yes, you did read that correctly: this year you can adorn your Christmas tree with baubles that have been generously filled with booze – and once you’re done with them as decor, you can serve them up with tonic, or transform them into a cocktail.
Several brands have filled containers with our favourite tipple to hang around the house for the festive season.
Here are just some of our favourites:
The best gin baubles for 2019
Drinks by the Dram
Pinkster Gin, Yuletide Gin, Bathtub Gin and Sloe Gin – you’ll find it all in Drinks by the Dram’s box of six. The baubles actually contain mini bottles rather than just the liquid, which gives a fun kitsch feel.
The Lakes Distillery
Each 6-piece gin bauble set showcases three of the company’s different tipples (classic, sloe and damson) in stylish clear containers. The baubles hold 5cl each, meaning you’re getting 30cl of gin in total, for a price tag of £29.95.
Pickering’s offering may be slightly cheaper, but it also offers the most unusual range of flavours we’ve found: classic Christmas tastes like spiced pear and cinnamon, clementine and plum and ginger sit next to figgy pudding and – brace yourself – brussels sprouts.
Prefer to fill your own? Oliver Bonas’ £10 Drink Me designs are the perfect buy – especially if you want infuse your own gin with fruit or herbs while it hangs, or mix it up with vodka, whiskey or brandy instead. Either way, it looks like this year is set to be a very merry Christmas indeed…