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Top five vintage inspired Christmas food & drink

Don’t we all have our Christmas food faves? There are certain items you just love and it wouldn’t be Christmas without them.

Every household is different and every family. Some people have bread sauce, some cranberry for us it’s two (or even) three different types of gravy. Yes, two-three different gravies. Interesting I know…

1. Maraschino Cherries

It just isn’t Christmas without every drink in our house having a maraschino cherry in it. It reminds me of going to my Nan’s house and to join in with the adults at Christmas we’d be allowed one with our pop.

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2. Babycham

I know it’s not the most sophisticated of beverages but I just love a little glass of Babycham at Christmas. The fawn is a vintage fans fave and with a cherry in (as above), it might as well be 1953 (the year it launched). Pass me the 50s gown and pearls and I’ll be off entertaining with a Babycham in hand.

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Photo from: http://uk.pinterest.com/pin/494762709035620398/

3. Quality Street

Launched in 1936, Quality Streets are your staple five-a-day over the festive season. I love it when you run out of the good ones so have to make the decisions of which second tier chocs to go for.

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Photo from: http://uk.pinterest.com/pin/492581277963918828/

4. Snowball

I hope I’m not the only one who loves a Snowball at Christmas? It’s a mixture of Advocaat and Lemonade and is only good at Christmas. I think you’d be mad to drink it any other time of year!

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5. Party Food

Small, fat filled, pastry perfect bites. Anything on a stick and anything to share. Every Christmas Eve my Mum cooks a little party food buffet for all of us and also the visitors we may get. I love it, picking and choosing, laughing and drinking. The perfect way to be merry. My fave always has and always will be mini sausage rolls….

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2 Comments

  1. As a child in the late 1960s and early 70s we always drank snowballs at christmas at my nan’s house. Made with advocaat, lemonade and a dash of lime cordial- and topped with a cocktail cherry (or two) on a stick.
    Happy memories! We felt terribly grown up to be drinking such a glamorous concoction… As we grew older, they got stronger 🙂
    We also loved babycham in the 70s. If you mixed it with brandy, it was called ” a wicked lady” !!

    1. Brilliant! Glad I’m no the only who loves a snowball and cherry! X

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