If Christmas had a dining menu, this will be the beverage section with a curation of teas, coffee, beer and mulled wine.
A DIY mulled wine
A box of joy with a bottle of Merlot, spiced mulled wine, a pouch containing garnishing, Christmas pudding and mini butter cookies—now who can possibly say no to this. We’d recommend gifting this to yourself.
Price: ₹2750 (all inclusive)
Available at: Perch Wine and Coffee Bar in Delhi and Mumbai
Black tea with goji berry and oolong with cacao nibs are just two of the winter special brews by the fine teas label CelesTé. They have introduced four teas with charming names like Zesty Warmth (black tea with orange peel and spices), Serendipity (black tea with goji berries), Choco spice (oolong with cocoa nibs and Hops), and AM PM (black tea with spices like pepper).
Price: ₹499 (onwards) for about 50 gms
Available at: celes-te.com
Everything yields to coffee
Coffee from the Araku valley are a welcome gift for those who need their daily caffeine fix. Araku coffee has gift boxes that come with their signature blend and the fruity Grand Reserve complete with designer mugs.
Price: ₹2200 onwards
Available at: arakucoffee.in
All for wellness
Pune-based boutique wellness spa and consulting centre Kaashi has festive gift hampers with an energy drink mix, granola and Kashmiri Kahwa. The energy drink mix is a blend of jaggery power, turmeric, almonds and poppy seeds while the granola is flavoured with black pepper and cardamom. Both are perfect for winter.
Price: ₹2100 onwards
Available at: @kaashiwellness on Instagram
Grover Zampa Kadha Mulled Wine
This is a mulled wine with a twist. Instead of following a classic recipe, wine brand Grover Zampa launched a bottled mulled wine inspired by the traditional Indian health tonic, kadha. In addition to the trifecta of classic spices like cinnamon, cardamom and clove, it has ginger, tulsi and cumin. Consume it at a comforting warm temperature of 40-60 degree centigrade.
Price: ₹650 for a bottle
Available at: Licensed liquor stores in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru
A party keg
Beer enthusiasts will not be left out. This 5-litre party keg filled with a beer of choice, be it IPA, lager or ale, will keep the party going for small scenes. The best part is, the empty keg will be picked up from your home by the brewery after the guest have left.
Available at: Gateway Brewing Co in Mumbai
Turmeric tea for the win
Tea label, Vahdam India, has a Christmas special gift hamper with three different blends of masala tea. But, if a daily shot of turmeric is your thing, try the Turmeric Tea Tales with an assorted collection of six blends with haldi.
Price: Christmas Tea Gift Set with masala tea at ₹1399 and Turmeric Tea Tales at Rs.1999
Available at: www.vahdamteas.in
Santa Claus-inspired beer
Mumbai’s crafters brewery has a Christmas cider named Santa’s flight with apples and cinnamon, available as takeaway growlers. But, if you are looking for something bigger, and perhaps better, opt for their Grrowl gift sets complete with 1 litre beer growler, beer glasses, rum cake and fairy lights.
Price: ₹600 for 1 litre beer and gifts sets start at ₹1500.
Available at: www.crafterscraftbeer.in (Mumbai only)