Even though we haven’t quite hit November yet, it seems that Christmas Gin Baubles are going to be hotter than an Australian summer.
Designed to definitely put you in the holiday *spirit* or alternatively just get your Christmas tree fully lit (pun intended), Gin baubles offer so much more than usual Christmas decorations.
And while money will never grow on trees, it seems that alcohol now can and that’s a feature of nature that you seriously can’t ignore.
But if you’re a little worried about the Gin, don’t be. The balls are made from a specially-treated plastic, which doesn’t affect the alcohol, and won’t shatter if it gets knocked off the branch.
This is not the first year for tasty little baubles of Gin. Pickering’s Gin in the UK started the trend in 2016. Understandably, the images of their baubles went vital and the company made headlines after 30,000 of its gin-filled Christmas treats sold out in 82 seconds.
So while yes, it may seem early to start talking about Christmas decorations, Gin baubles are serious business. And they sell out fast. Which is understandable as they are as perfect as a present as they are decoration.
Now while most of us in Australia have had to import our Gin baubles, this year a local company are bringing a little local cheer to the tree, with their Gingle Bells baubles.
So let’s run through the Gin bauble offerings that can adorn your tree this year.
Pickering Gin Christmas Baubles
Where the whole Gin bauble trend started, Pickering’s offer a wonderfully colourful set of six that will brighten up any tree. Each pack contains six different coloured plastic baubles (pink, blue, purple, yellow, red and green), with each filled with 50mls of Pickering’s Gin, capped with a rose gold screw-on lid and red silk ribbon. And as the brand themselves have said, there is an expectation that you will not only drink but also decorate responsibly.
Available through masterofmalt.com for $AUD45.23
Gingle Bells by the Wild Hibiscus Flower Company
The Gin is filled and infused separately within each bauble with 1 of our 6 botanicals to give each a unique flavour and colour. Gingle Bells Gin truly are a high quality, handmade and small-batched product. Their botanicals include specially selected edible flowers and Australian native fruits and seeds. Flavours include Finger Lime, B’Lure Butterfly Pea Flower, Wattleseed, Snow Chrysanthemum, Wild Hibiscus and Pepperberry. For an ethereal touch, real sprigs of botanicals and pieces of fruit float in each bauble.
Available through ginglebellsgin.com for $AUD79
The Lakes Gin Baubles
The gift set of six features three of the distillery’s signature gins. First off is their Lakes Gin (which has a rich and balanced palate which has notes of honey-roasted nuts, spice, and hints of dried fruits and wood smoke) and then in addition The Lakes Sloe Gin and The Lakes Damson Gin— all in clear ball-shaped bottles ready to hang on your tree. Or chug. Or both! The minimalistic aesthetic will bring the chic to your Christmas tree; fruity and spicy festive gin will for sure going impress friends and fam at your holiday party.
Available through whiskeyshop.com for £29.95
Drinks by the Dram Gin Baubles
Drinks by the Dram have assembled a wonderful collection of Gins into their Christmas baubles. Sold also in a set of six, the brands included are Pinkster Gin, Yuletide Gin from That Boutique-y Gin Company, Tarquin’s The Seadog Navy Strength, Bathtub Gin, Hernö Sloe Gin & Tanqueray No. Ten. Designed to truly liven up your tree, each one containing a different 30ml sample dram of excellent gin from top producers! No more boring baubles!
Available through masterofmalt.com for $AUD60.32