We’ve still got a few months to go, but the smell of Christmas is already in the air. No, we don’t mean the scent of gluhwein and bratwurst wafting in from Christmas food markets. We’re talking about beauty advent calendars, Christmas food and drink hampers and, of course, M&S’s staple light-up gin liqueur.
The beloved seasonal offering has become a Christmas dinner centrepiece in recent years, and it’s back with a twist for 2023. Now in a marmalade flavour, it comes in a wonderfully festive light-up glass bottle. But those who prefer a different spirit aren’t going to be left behind this year, either.
For the first time ever, M&S has launched two new additional light-up liqueurs. Flavoured as always, you can get either a very berry vodka liqueur or a stollen rum liqueur, perfect for cocktails or drinking on the rocks.
The British high-street stalwart’s light-up liqueur proves popular every year, making it an ideal choice for the lead-up to Christmas and for festive cocktail parties. Here’s how you can get your hands on the seasonal tipples – either individually or as a whole case.
M&S light-up marmalade gin liqueur, 50cl: £15, Ocado.com
First on the menu is M&S’s classic gin liqueur. Every year, there’s a new flavour, and this year it’s marmalade. Infused with citrusy marmalade flavours, M&S says this gin liqueur is “delicious sipped over ice or topped up with tonic water”. You can buy it on its own exclusively from Ocado, or get it as part of a trio from M&S (£45, Marksandspencer.com).
M&S light-up very berry vodka liqueur, 50cl: £15, Ocado.com
New for the 2023 festive season is a light-up vodka liqueur. It looks as delightfully pretty as its gin counterpart. The vodka liqueur is infused with M&S’s very berry jam, which is made from cherry, cranberry, raspberry and a touch of ground cinnamon. M&S says this fruity vodka liqueur is best enjoyed chilled or when added to prosecco for a festive cocktail. You can buy it on its own from Ocado or as part of a case from M&S (£45, Marksandspencer.com).
M&S light-up stollen rum liqueur, 50cl: £15, Ocado.com
Lastly, we have a rum liqueur, for those out there who prefer a drink with a bit of a kick. The new light-up spiced liqueur is infused with classic flavours of raisins and orange peel, associated with the fruit bread stollen. To make a traditional stollen old fashioned, M&S recommends filling a tumbler with ice and then adding equal measures of stollen rum liqueur, distilled XO brandy and a splash of clementine juice. Delicious! You can get the stollen rum liqueur on its own from Ocado or get it as part of a case from M&S (£45, Marksandspencer.com).
If all three spirits have you licking your lips, you can get a case including the trio for £45, giving you the perfect light-up Christmas decorations. There’s marmalade gin liqueur, very berry vodka liqueur and the stollen rum liqueur, so you’ve got three spirits that everyone can enjoy, no matter their taste.
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