A pig in blanket here, a cheeseboard there: 'tis the season for endless grazing and festive cheer – not to mention festive cheers – and PIMM's Sundowner is just the drink to do it with.
From the people who masterminded the iconic summer tipple, PIMM's Sundowner Spritz is lively with bubbles and a bittersweet finish that make it ideal for a festive sipper. Thanks to flavours of juicy raspberry and tart redcurrant it's a deliciously versatile food match, making it the perfect accompaniment for cosy winter evenings with friends.
To demonstrate this versatility, PIMM's Sundowner has teamed up with food and drink expert Abbie Moulton to create a Festive Feast Spritz and Snack Board, specially designed for the Christmas aperitif occasion.
With a twinkle of seasonal fun, the Festive Feast board is full of flavours that have been expertly crafted to complement the PIMM's Sundowner Spritz at Christmas time – you can find the recipe below.
Abbie says: "Snack boards are a surprisingly easy way to add an extra sense of occasion to nights in at home, with minimal effort especially when you don't have the time or energy to cook a full meal."
"Everything on the PIMM's Sundowner Spritz and Snack Boards can be found in your local supermarket, so you can just pop in on the way home and grab the ingredients. At home, simply arrange the ingredients nicely on a wooden board (bonus points for making it Insta-friendly) light a candle, get out your favourite wine glasses for a PIMM'S Sundowner spritz, and wait for your friends to arrive. Nights in are the new nights out…"
Abbie's tasting notes:
"Works beautifully with classic festive favourites like pigs in blankets and smoked salmon, where the saltiness is offset by PIMM's Sundowner's delicate sweetness. PIMM's Sundowner also pairs well with brie and cranberry and the rich, sweet flavours of mince pies. Gingerbread brings a playful warmth, while blood orange adds a little bit of seasonal zest.
The ultimate festive feasting board
- Luxury pigs in blankets (or, mini wellingtons)
- Smoked salmon, cream cheese, blinis
- Baked brie sprinkled cranberries and redcurrant jelly
- Crisp Rye Bread with currants
- Mince Pies
- Crumbled classic cookies and pots of milk ice cream
- Gingerbread stars
- Chocolate coated pretzels
- Brazil nuts
- Sea Salt and black pepper crisps
- Blood orange slices and honey roasted nuts
- Mini crackers to pull