Wine Pairings, Cocktail and Mocktail Ideas, plus Eversfield Organic Mulled Wine
Whilst all the talk at the moment may be about what organic meat will be sitting at the middle of our Christmas dinner tables, we believe it’s just as important to consider what we’ll be washing it down with. From organic wine, pairing perfectly with your choice of organic meat, to fun Christmas cocktail recipes, here’s some ideas for your festive tipples…
Christmas Wine Pairings
We’re incredibly proud of our organic and grass fed meat, which is why we feel it’s so important to find the perfect wine that beautifully complements our gorgeous, organic centrepieces. We’re bringing you a selection of both red and white wines that pair wonderfully with organic turkey, goose and duck, so you’re covered this Christmas no matter what you choose.
We all know organic Turkey reigns supreme over the modern Christmas dinner. When choosing a premium, organic Turkey such as our Norfolk Black or Bronze Turkey, it’s companion should be equally as good. Why not try an organic red wine such as Chateau Rochecolombe Cote du Rhone, with hints of spice and strawberry combined with darker fruits and peppery notes. More of an organic white wine fan? Pair your organic Christmas turkey with a Signos De Origen La Vinilla – a fabulously aromatic and fruity wine with toasted almond flavours ideal for complementing poultry.
If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on our organic goose this Christmas, you’re in for a real treat. Our geese present a traditional tasting, outstanding flavour for a fantastic family roast, plus produce a fat that is excellent for roast potatoes. Pair your traditional roasted goose with a bottle of Insieme Nero d’Avola, a juicy and flavoursome organic red wine that is pure, soft and smooth. Fancy an organic white wine companion? Les Petites Perdrix Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon is a lovely pairing for organic duck, with notes of peach, citrus and elderflower.
Our delicious organic duck pairs wonderfully with full flavoured, fruity gravy once roasted until crisp in a hot oven. The same can be said for choosing an organic wine to accompany Christmas roast duck, such as our Walnut Block Nutcracker Pinot Noir organic red wine. This organic wine offers a deep, plush taste, with a wonderful freshness that perfectly balances this wine. For a white wine option, try a bottle of Macon-Villages Vielle Vignes Verpailles, with hints of pear, white flowers and exotic fruits for a gentle, creamy and balanced organic wine.
Christmas Cocktail Ideas
Hosting a dinner party this festive season? Try one of our Christmas cocktail recipes to get the party started. Choose from one of our alcoholic cocktails or try our mocktail recipe using The Original GIMBER.
Spiced Gin Cocktail
This organic cocktail, made using Atlantic Distillery’s Festive Spice Gin, really is Christmas in a glass. Infused with seasonal spices and juicy fruits, this Christmas gin is rich in festive flavours such as cinnamon and mincemeat. Pair this organic gin with organic orange juice and tonic, garnishing with cinnamon quills to create our spiced gin cocktail.
Our Christmas Punch recipe makes for enough to be shared between 15 guests, combining organic Prosecco and Tinkture’s Rose Gin with organic apple juice and a handful of festive ingredients. You’ll need:
- 750ml Organic Prosecco
- 250ml Tinkture Rose Gin
- 1L Organic Apple Juice
- Handful Organic Black Grapes
- 1 Organic Ginger Stem, sliced
- 1 Organic Clementine, sliced
- 3-4 Organic Rosemary Sprigs
- Freeze the grapes for 8-12 hours or until fully frozen.
- Keep the prosecco and apple juice chilled.
- When ready to serve, add the frozen grapes and ice to a large bowl and pour the other ingredients over the top.
- Stir gently to combine and serve.
GIMBER Apple Spritz
Over-indulged already? Our organic mocktail, made using The Original GIMBER, is the perfect detox, combining delicious flavours with health benefits of 100% natural and organic ingredients. You’ll need:
- In a large container, mix GIMBER with the apple juice and add the sage leaves.
- Leave to infused and cool in the fridge for at least an hour.
- When ready to serve, mix well.
- Place ice cubes in a glass and pour the mixture over.
- Top up with a splash of sparkling water.
Eversfield Organic Mulled Wine
For a truly simple tipple, try our new for 2021 Eversfield Organic Mulled Wine. This organic red wine is already infused with seasonal fruits and spices, all you have to do is warm it through and serve. We suggest heating gently in a pan (being careful not to boil), then adding fresh organic orange slices for an extra hit of Christmas spirit.
Whether you try one of our cocktail recipes or opt for a simple but delicious Eversfield Organic Mulled Wine, one thing is for sure when you buy organic drinks: a very merry Christmas. Add your choice of Christmas drinks to your Christmas food delivery today.
- Libby Long