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The holiday season calls for an annual grand gathering with friends and families. It’s no secret that Filipinos love to eat so make sure to prepare a feast to remember. Step up your typical spread a notch by pairing your staple Christmas favorites with the finest spirits delivered straight to your home care of Boozy.
1. Cheese Board - Suntory Roku Gin 700ml
The powerhouse of Japanese legend Suntory and world-famous Beam launched a new drink called Roku Gin. Made from the best and uniquely Japanese botanicals across all seasons, the Japanese craft gin is called roku, which means “six”, based on these six ingredients: sakura flower, sakura leaf, sencha tea, gyokuro tea, sansho pepper, and yuzu. Smooth, clean, and silky, turn this gin into your favorite gin and tonic and relax into the evening.
Complement your drink with an appetizer like a board full of gourmet cheese. It is advisable to have strong flavoured cheeses like Manchego, Stilton, and Brique which goes excellently with your Roku G&T. You’ll be off to a good start with these two served.
2. Baked Salmon - Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut 750ml
Pop a bottle of Moët Imperial to really kick off the celebration! The creme de la creme of all champagnes was created in 1869 by the French luxury house. Memorable for its fruity notes of apple and pear, light golden yellow hues, and elegant maturity, a glass of Moët will certainly put everyone’s mood in the right direction.
To create a harmonious dinner setting, a crunchy and saline entree would work best with the acidity and refreshing bubbles of the iconic drink. Our recommendation would be everyone’s favorite Baked Salmon. To ensure the best one, preheat your oven, leave the salmon skin on, and make sure there’s enough oil to cook it. This délicieuse pairing is bound to impress any and all Titas of Manila.
3. Roast Beef - Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
A high-quality yet affordable Cabernet Sauvignon is still within your reach thanks to the Yellow Tail brand. Proudly family-owned and from the Land Down Under, their sweet red wine flavor originates from blackcurrants, mocha, and spice.
If you’re a meat eater, you’d be delighted to pair this with your holiday Roast Beef. To make the main course special, preparation is key. First, avail of premium cuts like prime rib, ribeye, or beef tenderloin for a soft and juicy bite. Second, rub your beef with an array of herbs and spices such as rosemary, thyme, nutmeg, and cinnamon. No hero is complete without their sidekick so the third tip would be to add carrots, onion, and celery when roasting the beef. No leftovers for this part of the menu for sure!
4. Noche Buena Ham - Johnnie Walker Double Black Label 1L Bundle of 3
You’re in for a good evening if on the table there’s a black bottle and on it is an image of a walking man with a top hat. What you’ll shortly be enjoying is a Johnnie Walker Double Black. The Scottish blend is so excellent that it was awarded a Royal Warrant by King George V. Once served on the rocks, your Double Black label will slowly release its signature smouldering spice and smoke. It’s a great drink to satisfy any gentleman’s palate.
If you’re celebrating Noche Buena also, do not forget your essential ham or jamon. Typically coated with pineapple glaze, this sweet and salty ball of pork has delighted millions of Filipinos since its introduction by the Spaniards. Prep time is minimal as there are dozens of ready-to-cook Noche Buena hams available at your disposal in your local supermarkets.
5. Chocolates for dessert - Chivas Regal 12yo 1L
A Speyside whisky, Chivas Regal 12 is a classic to all drinkers. Known to be an incredibly smooth spirit, this particular Chivas is distilled with the best malt and grain, matured for at least 12 years in casks, and produced a wonderful mixture of orchard fruits and honey.
Chocolate with whisky? Yes! The warm notes of whisky complement the creamy chocolate texture. For the Chivas in particular, it goes well with high-quality dark chocolate. So do not limit yourself to just a bar of chocolate. You can opt for a dark chocolate cake, a brownie, or a cupcake! I’m sure you have space for desserts with this kind of match.
By the end of this article, you must be drawing up your Christmas grocery list. No need to dash to the jam-packed grocery stores for your alcoholic drinks. Boozy is here for you! Enjoy these special drinks with your loved ones when you shop now on Holiday Gift Guide page on the Boozy website or app. You’ll be sipping to your heart’s delight by the time your guests settle down at the dinner table. Happy holidays!