12 drinks of Christmas – Tommy’s Margarita

Happy Christmas! The last of our 12 Christmas cocktails is a proper celebratory drink. Agave is king in this simplified Margarita.


  • 50ml tequila blanco
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 15ml agave syrup

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Clubland

The penultimate cocktail in our series is a heady but elegant mix of vodka and white port. Here’s how you rustle up a Clubland.


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12 drinks of Christmas – The Twinkle

Our tenth Christmas cocktail is The Twinkle – a floral 1920s-inspired sparkler that shines bright.


  • 15ml vodka
  • 10ml elderflower cordial
  • champagne
  • Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients rose petals

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Jalisco

The ninth cocktail in our series, the Jalisco, is a fresh burst of apple and cucumber with a tequila bite.


  • 50ml tequila blanco
  • 20ml lime juice
  •  20ml cloudy apple juice
  • 20ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • Cucumber slice

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Williams Chase Apple G&T

Day eight of our Christmas cocktail countdown (how’s your head?!) and we’ve got a G&T with a delicious twist.

The Williams Chase Elegant Crisp Gin (£38 for 70cl) is made with vodka distilled from organic Bramley cider apples.


  • 50ml gin
  • Quality tonic water
  • Fresh apple

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Brandy Buck

What a Christmassy treat we have for you today. The fifth in our series is the Brandy Buck – sweet ginger and sour lemon with a brandy backbone.


  • 50ml brandy
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 20ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ginger ale

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Airmail

Is that the cheerful clinking of glasses we hear? As friends come together to celebrate, raise a toast to the party season with our dozen deliciously simple cocktails – all with a festive twist.

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Britain’s Next Top Supplier entrant: Hannah from Jensen Gin

We’ve been catching up with hopeful entrants in our Britain’s Next Top Supplier competition – our search for the next big thing in the world of small producers. The winner will be stocked at ocado.com, so give us your feedback in the comments!

Here’s what Hannah had to say…

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Bag a free bottle of Baileys Chocolat Luxe

Baileys luxeAh, Baileys. Christmas Day at my house just wouldn’t be the same without a little snifter of it after dinner. It’s as traditional for me as a giant Toblerone and the dog getting overly excited about discarded wrapping paper.

The folks at Baileys HQ often experiment with new twists for flavours and this year they have developed something really special: Chocolat Luxe. It’s the first ambient molten chocolate on the market – no other product contains real Belgian cocoa solids within an alcoholic liqueur. Each 50cl bottle contains over 30g of real chocolate, that’s a whopping 45% cocoa solids, making it a truly indulgent drinking experience for chocolate lovers. Additionally, the cream used to make Baileys Chocolat Luxe has come from over 1,500 independent Irish farmers – which adds a little something extra if you ask me.

Not sure if you’d like to give it a go this Christmas? Why not have a taste of the tipple on me? I’ve got 1,000 miniature bottles to give away this week – add one to your next shop to try before you buy.

To claim your free miniature bottle of Baileys Chocolat Luxe, simply follow the steps below:

1. Place an order for at least £40.

2. Add one 5cl bottle of Baileys Chocolat Luxe to your order and enter the voucher code VOU6793859 as you check out (cannot be used with any other voucher).

3. We’ll deduct the cost of the product for the first  people to enter this code and check out for deliveries between 05/12/2013 and the last available delivery slot on Sunday 15/12/2013.

For full Terms and Conditions visit ocado.com.

Bottoms up!

Naomi Bullivant, PR and Social Media Executive

Win a tour of one of England’s coolest distilleries

SipsmithMeet Prudence and the Sipmiths. No, they’re not the next big indie band; Prudence is the first copper still to be launched in London for almost 200 years and the Sipsmiths are her team of merry and very inspirational spirit producers. Their London distillery is a must-visit for anyone interested in the art of high-quality spirit making.

The brains behind Sipsmith are Sam, Jared and Fairfax, and they create handmade batches of spirits using traditional methods and a large helping of their infectious personalities. It’s easy to see why they have so many in-the-know fans.

And it couldn’t be easier to win a tour. Simply email the answer to the easy question below and you and a friend could be on your way to visit one of the country’s most interesting independent distilleries.

What animal features on the Sipsmith logo?

Send your answers to competitions@ocado.com putting ‘Sipsmith’ in the Subject Line by 24th April please.

Don’t forget to include your name, telephone number and address.

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Good luck,


Terms and Conditions

  • This competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over (except for anyone directly connected with the planning or administration of this competition)
  • Prize Details: There are two prizes, each comprises of a pair of tickets for a tour of the Sipsmith distillery at The Distillery, 27 Nasmyth Street, London, W6 OHA. Tours are available on Wednesday evenings, subject to availability, and do not include transport to or from the venue. Once the winners have been selected, Ocado will contact the winners directly to arrange the tour with Sipsmith.
  • The closing date and time for entries into the Sipsmith competition is 23.59 on 24/4/2013. Entries sent after this date and time will not be included in the competition.
  • The winners will be selected by us at random from entrants who have submitted the correct response on the 29/4/2013.
  • The winners of the prizes will be contacted within 5 days of the draw and will be given full details of how to redeem their prize. If the winner(s) cannot be contacted or does not respond within 14 days of the initial notification, or cannot take up the prize, then we reserve the right to select another winner.
  • The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative available
  • We reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value or to terminate, amend, extend or shorten the promotional period at any time and without notice.
  • We have organised this competition in good faith but cannot accept any liability relating to the prize draw or the prize offered.
  • Winners may be required to take part in marketing events
  • All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions. By entering this promotion, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by them
  • The promoter of this competition is Ocado Limited. For details of the winner’s name and county please send a SAE to the Marketing Department, Ocado Limited, Titan Court, 3 Bishops Square, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9NE.