Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Gin-filled baubles are here to save your Christmas

gin filled baubles.jpg

We barely need remind you of the many and varied ways in which this year has taken a turn for the worse.

Throw in the fact that John Lewis has allegedly bumped off Santa Claus (we said allegedly) and you have a recipe for a pretty miserable Christmas indeed.

Thank goodness, then, for gin-filled baubles – which are 100% a real thing. Gin. Baubles. We’ll just let that sink in.


Read more: The amazing health benefits of gin, revealed


Pickering’s, one of Edinburgh’s most famous craft distilleries, has designed a range of pretty glass decorations – each of which is filled with 50ml of Pickering’s Gin.

Speaking to The Scotsman about the boozy baubles, Marcus Pickering, the co-founder of the company, explained that they’d started out as a “bit of fun for a Christmas fair”.

But, unsurprisingly, customers went “absolutely wild for them”, and the brand ended up selling hundreds of the things in just a few minutes.

It’s understandable, then, that they are now releasing them in stages so that they can meet demand.

Each gift pack, which features six baubles in different colours, costs £30 – which is well worth the joy of having a boozy treat hidden next to all your chocolate decorations, we say.

If you’re desperate to get one (or 20) boxes of your own, however, you’ve still got to move quickly.


Read more: 14 signs that gin is your one true love


The next batch of baubles will be released to the Ginfriends mailing list in very early December, and is set to sell out quicker than the last. 

Pickering’s have recommended signing up to the list on their website if you want to be first in the queue.

What a ginspiring idea, eh? Time to go have ourselves a very merry little Christmas indeed…

Related

gin bus afternoon tea 1.jpg

Love gin, cake and Christmas? Do we have a bus tour for you...

alcohol hot chocolate recipe.jpg

Deliciously boozy hot chocolate recipes

Comments

More

The 5 most surprising things I learnt from appearing on First Dates

What's it really like to appear on First Dates?

by Jasmine Andersson
22 Jun 2017

Rihanna just gave a heartbroken fan the best relationship advice

The pop star took time out to give a fan this brilliant tip

by Stylist
22 Jun 2017

First Dates fans respond to “shocking” mansplaining incident

“A frightened, insecure monkey hanging on to his patriarchal perch for dear life”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Jun 2017

Golden rules of work happiness from Europe’s female tech leaders

From nap rooms to therapists and no overtime

by Anna Brech
22 Jun 2017

Hero mum has more fun at university orientation than student daughter

“I made some friends. Don’t wait up!”

by Amy Swales
22 Jun 2017

The personality trait you're most likely to inherit from your parents

How far does the apple fall from the tree?

by Nicola Colyer
22 Jun 2017

Theresa May: 600 tower blocks have similar cladding to Grenfell Tower

Thousands of homes across the country may be at risk from ‘combustible’ panelling

by Moya Crockett
22 Jun 2017

Grenfell Tower survivors to be rehomed in 'luxury' flats

by Nicola Colyer
22 Jun 2017

Australian politician expertly shuts down manterrupter

"You're not my type either mate"

by Jasmine Andersson
22 Jun 2017

Why cycling to the office could be the best thing you do all day

Skip the hellish commute, get on your bike

by Moya Crockett
22 Jun 2017