We're forgetting about the calories during the lead up to Christmas, and it’s not just food we’re thinking about.
Sure, throughout the season we can’t escape the lure of a mince pie in the office (especially Aldi’s salted caramel offerings), the turkey and trimmings-packed Christmas sandwiches that have taken over the fridge shelves on the lunchtime rush, and of course, the coffee table Christmas tins full of chocolates – but, as soon as the prosecco glasses come out the food is forgotten…
And with our calendars filled up with Christmas parties, family get-togethers and catch-ups with friends, there are plenty of opportunities to hit the booze.
Always filling our life with creative treats for the tastebuds, budget supermarket Aldi has released a new gin with a festive twist.
A tipple for the sweet-toothed among us, their Salted Caramel and Apple Gin Liqueur blends two classic Christmassy flavours to form a sugary spirit that may even make you put the Baileys back in the fridge.
You can top it up with a mixer, a plain tonic if you want to go simple, or a glass of apple juice for an extra fruity flavour. Or you could mix it up into a cocktail, maybe even swap it for the vodka in a White Russian for a caramel version of the classic.
Of course, you can simply serve it on ice for a refreshing alcoholic hit of sweet.
But our favourite way to serve the dessert flavoured gin? Pour it over a bowl of ice cream for a grown up pud that’s the perfect indulgent finish to a weekday winter dinner.
On sale for only £14.99, the festive drink is available to buy now in stores and online, but is a limited release so get your hands on it while you can.
And for only £19.99, the discount store has also re-released their Winter Warmer Old Tom Gin, which is infused with ginger, dried fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove for a hit of festive flavours. It’s basically a gingerbread man in a bottle!
Time to get the Christmas bars ready!