Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020

This Hampshire Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020 is here to help you navigate shopping local and online this festive season.

The majority of shopping this year looks like it will have to be done online or planned for the future.

Supporting local businesses and creators is particularly important this year, more than ever, as we all try and find our way through the challenges the pandemic presents.

But, will us Brits let is dampen our Christmas spirit? Hell no, I hear you cry, especially not when it comes to the food and fizz. We’re resilient creatives who, by hook or by crook, will spread some festive cheer thanks to the modern wonder of online ordering.

Here’s some of my favourite local food and drink to give you some gift ideas this year.

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How to make apple and blackberry gin

How to make apple and blackberry gin

Who doesn’t like the spirit of the moment? Thanks to restrictions lifted by the government we’re all enjoying a gin resurgence and the industry is booming.

We have a lovely collection of gin but a few ropey old bottles have remained in our alcohol cupboard for far longer than I care to admit.

I love making my own gin infusions and I shamelessly stole this idea from a friend who shared her recipe with me on Instagram. This is a great way to make a plain gin something special and worthwhile drinking. It also would make a great gift, two years ago I made earl grey gin which went down very well with all who received it.

Here’s how I made it, it’s really simple and will make you look like a domestic goddess, Nigella eat your heart out!

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Mermaid Gin and summer vibes on the HarBar on 6th terrace

Mermaid Gin and summer vibes on the HarBar on 6th terrace

Wood fired pizza, Mermaid Gin and sunshine on the HarBar on 6th terrace overlooking the Solent – now that’s how to do summer evenings on the south coast!

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Cocktails, dinner and skittles at The Huntsman of Brockenhurst

Cocktails, dinner and skittles at The Huntsman of Brockenhurst

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