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Drinks at Christmas Party: please share your top tipples with Lidl #SchoolofChristmas: chance to win one of 5 £50 vouchers NOW CLOSED!

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ZaneMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Nov-15 12:46:24

Ahead of the festive season the Lidl team at #SchoolofChristmas would love to hear your top tips for tipples at Christmas (either on the day, at a party or for friend/ relations visits etc).

Do you make a mean cocktail? Get the advocat out or create fun mocktails for the drivers? How about special twists on coffees or a warming hot chocolate after a long walk with family?

Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where 5 Mumsnetters will each win a £50 Lidl voucher.

thanks and good luck

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MissFitt68 Mon 16-Nov-15 12:50:29

I make pretty ice cubes in festive colours and with a leaf or berry frozen inside. Coloured crushed ice looks great too. Kids love that layered in their drink!

desperatelyseekingamovingdate Mon 16-Nov-15 13:05:50

I make a cocktail called a deep thinker - its very strong but very delicious and totally unusual. I will probably make this for our new years party this year.

I mix up the ingredients and pop into a large punch bowl with a load of ice - let the ice melt a little first as the first glass or two are very strong!

Cocacolaandchocolate Mon 16-Nov-15 13:17:04

Flavoured coffees for Christmas morning for me and my husband.
Christmas eve tradition is children's afternoon mass then hot chocolate and cream and marshmallows

CopperPan Mon 16-Nov-15 16:09:50

We make virgin mojitos with ginger ale, lime juice, sugar and crushed mint leaves - my favourite! My kids love a tropical mocktail made with San Pellegrino limonata, coconut milk, grenadine and frozen blueberries. For the younger ones, we just set out a lot of different juices and sparkling water and let them mix it up however they like, with bits of sliced fruit on the side to add as they wish.

CheeseAtFourpence Mon 16-Nov-15 17:50:48

I make a mean mojito if we have friends round, although having just developed a taste for a pornstar martini - I may have to try that too.

If my parents are round it tends to be prosecco and cups of tea all round wink

Cookingongas Mon 16-Nov-15 17:52:51

I keep a vat mulled wine in the slow cooker through the season- sugar, brandy, oranges, lemons, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and red wine. Smells divine and keeps on warm for around three days!

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Mon 16-Nov-15 17:55:44

French martinis are our house favourite. DP makes them on Xmas morning as part of our Xmas breakfast. (Pigs in blankets heavily featured.)
Its a lovely treat

CMOTDibbler Mon 16-Nov-15 18:06:55

Neither dh or I really drink, but I love a mockijto (sparkling water, lime, mint leaves) or we do mulled apple juice in the slow cooker.

Maiyakat Mon 16-Nov-15 18:08:45

Hot chocolate with Baileys - mmm... Hot winter berries posh squash makes a good non-alcoholic alternative to mulled wine

sharond101 Mon 16-Nov-15 18:27:53

Easy hot chocolate - 1 square of dairy milk and a cup of milk, warm in microwave - delicious.

Christmas mocktail - 250 ml cranberry juice, 250ml carton pineapple juice, 250ml apple juice and ice, serves 3.

BrandNewAndImproved Mon 16-Nov-15 18:32:22

I make coffee icecubes to pop into baileys or lidls version of baileys or anything else you'd like coffee flavoured.

I also love amaretto or brandy in hot milk with a spoonful of honey and some mixed spice.

Theimpossiblegirl Mon 16-Nov-15 18:33:17

A Sloegasm. Sloe gin (homemade) topped up with Prosecco or Champagne.
It's delicious and very festive.

sliceofsoup Mon 16-Nov-15 18:40:51

Lidl's hot chocolate is the nicest I have tasted. (It comes in a purple jar, but I can't recall the name.) A big hat topped with marshmallows on Christmas eve, snuggled up in new PJs (me and the DCs) is heaven.

sliceofsoup Mon 16-Nov-15 18:41:26

A big hat? A big mug of that... confused

Mrsboathook Mon 16-Nov-15 18:41:47

Got to be classic champagne cocktail in this house at Christmas. Brown sugar cube soaked in angostura bitters in a flute, add brandy to the top of the sugar cube, top up with champagne. Mmmmmm.

Frolicacid Mon 16-Nov-15 18:44:34

Brandy in coffee or hot chocolate.
Tia Maria, vodka and Coke.
Buck's Fizz on Christmas morning.
And homemade sloe gin and blackberry brandy. Mmmmmmmmmm smile

whojamaflip Mon 16-Nov-15 18:46:55

Mulled home made cider!

Cider heated with a very generous slug of rum, sugar to taste and served with thin slices apples dusted with cinnamon - lovely and warming wink

waitingforgodot Mon 16-Nov-15 19:25:23

Kir royale for us using nice champagne from lidl with creme de cassis. Yum

rupert23 Mon 16-Nov-15 19:35:41

my grandad always made me advocat with lemonade when i was a child and i used to love it. These days i prefer a Baileys with ice! I have fond memories of my lovely Nan and grandad.

Bert2e Mon 16-Nov-15 19:43:34

Prosecco or a Sloe gin Royal always go down well!

BoxofSnails Mon 16-Nov-15 20:11:40

We don't drink alcohol - going thru a phase of posh sparkling elderflower/ rose lemonade/ etc - it is really nice to have a posh bottle of something despite not being alcoholic. I admit I miss Baileys, and flavoured hot chocolates can be variable. Last year I made/assembled jars of my own - mixed cocoa and drinking chocolate, sugar, cinnamon and grated orange chocolate. Mmmm.

SwedeDreams Mon 16-Nov-15 20:19:21

I big jug filled with Jeeves, mixed with whatever brandy is left over from feeding the Christmas cake, cloudy apple juice, cinnamon sticks, and sliced apple and orange. Can serve it warm, but I prefer it cold with ice! It's a lovely not-too-alcoholic Christmas drink. Depending on how much brandy you put in!

ICanSeeForMiles Mon 16-Nov-15 20:33:48

Slow cooker hot chocolate with rum and double cream and nutella grin

FrancesOldhamKelsey Mon 16-Nov-15 20:42:36

The DC always have sparkly Shloer in wine glasses at Christmas dinner - the inlaws always bring all the wine down with them for their Christmas visit, and bring a bottle of Shloer for the DC as well.

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