No Christmas celebration would be complete without a festive tipple! As you know, great food and drink are at the heart of Wynyard Hall. That’s why we have transformed the Farm Shop at The Gardens into a festive Food Hall, filled with everything you need for the perfect party.
In addition to handmade Christmas puddings, confectionery, relishes & cooking sauces, locally sourced cheese and luxury foodie gift sets you will also find a large selection of wines, beers and artisan spirits – from Champagne and Prosecco to craft beers brewed just down the road in Bishop Auckland.
Our spirit range includes produce from some of the best independent distilleries in the UK, we have Sipsmith, Bathtub and Pinkster Gin, plus Brittain’s Vodka in all kinds of wonderful flavours! Of course, there’s a whole host of fabulous Christmas cocktails you can create with our Farm Shop produce, but below are some of our favourites.
1. Hedgerow Royale Christmas Cocktail
Perfect for kicking off any Christmas party, this festive slurp is a little sweet and a little sharp, containing Prosecco, Sloe Gin and a spot of Cherry Brandy!
50ml Prosecco Available from our Farm Shop
25ml Sloe Gin Available from our Farm Shop
25ml Cherry Brandy
1 Sprig of Rosemary
2. Sipsmith Winter Warmer
And one to really fill you with festive cheer… Heat all the ingredients to 60 degrees and pour them into a mug, then finish with some dried orange dipped in chocolate.
35ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin
15ml Vanilla Syrup
50ml Apple Juice
50ml Hot Water
1/2 Cinnamon Stick
Dried Chocolate-Dipped Orange
3. Chocolate Chillimeister
If you’re feeling brave, why not try this chilli chocolate flavoured shot.
2/3 Brittains Chilli Chocolate Vodka Available from our Farm Shop
1 Chilled Shot Glass
Pack a deliciously powerful citrus punch with this light, bright and lively cocktail which promises to cleanse the palate beautifully. Simply mix the vodka, limoncello, Aperol and orange juice in a jug. Chill, then serve in an ice-crammed glass decorated with citrus slices.
100ml Brittain’s Vodka Available from our Farm Shop
Tablespoon of Triple Sec
200ml Aperol / Campari
300ml orange juice
5. Raspberry Martini Fizz – Rich, tangy and delicious
A rich, tangy, tasty Christmas cocktail that you won’t forget in a hurry! Place half a teaspoon of icing sugar into each glass, then pour over the Martini, gin and stir. Finish with 3 x frozen strawberries and top up with fizz.
Ingredients (Serves 8)
350ml Martini Rosso
150ml Artisan Gin Available from our Farm Shop
4 x Teaspoons Icing Sugar
24 x Frozen Raspberries
2 x Bottles Chilled Prosecco Available from our Farm Shop
6. The Gingerbread Bellini
An exotic treat… Ginger and Christmas go together like strawberries and cream. This fabulous cocktail has hints of classic ginger biscuit, complimented with your favourite fizz. Chill your glasses first, then blend the lemon juice, ginger cordial and hazelnut liqueur, pour it into the glasses and top up with Prosecco. Use a small ball of sticky icing or marzipan to fix the gingerbread men to the rim of each glass.
1 x Lemon
Tablespoon of Ginger Cordial
50ml Hazelnut Liqueur
350ml Prosecco Available from our Farm Shop
25g of Marzipan
4 x Mini Gingerbread Men
The Gardens is open for Christmas shopping daily from 10am until 4pm, with extended hours during the Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Show.
Please note: Farm Shop produce changes seasonally and is subject to availability. Please call 01740 665415 for more product information.