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Get tucked into some seasonal spirits while getting in the spirit

In my world, something to sip on while you untangle those strings of Christmas tree lights is a necessity.

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If you haven’t started decorating for Christmas by now, I’ll bet every one of my Star Trek ornaments (which my family won’t let me put on the tree) that this coming weekend you’ll be getting your act together. 

In my world something spirited to sip while you untangle strings of lights is a necessity. This year many distillers have mixed-and-mingled their familiar flavours with seasonal enhancements for trendy limited edition versions of themselves.

Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack ($19.99-$23.99) is a combination of apple cider liqueur with JD’s Old No. 7 Tennessee whiskey. Drinking like a spicy punch, its flavours really kick into gear once you warm up a glass in the microwave.

Kahlúa’s Peppermint Mocha (375ml, $15.99-$16.95) blends the classic Mexican coffee liqueur with a shot of cool mint, while Smirnoff’s Peppermint Twist ($22.99-$27.49) takes liquid candy cane to the next level. Exhilarating drunk over ice, it makes a great base for a refreshing ho-ho-holiday martini. 

Prices reflect the range across the country. Some products may not be available in all provinces.