Less than two weeks ‘til Christmas and there’s snow on them thar hills – two very good reasons to sip something very special indeed for the festive season. Santa’s Sligo Food Trail elves have been busy concocting some delicious drinks for you to enjoy. Both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks are included so there really is something for everyone.

A dozen drinks for everyone (non alcoholic)

Hot Chocolate with Gingerbread Spice
Made with real chocolate and gingerbread spices, this is a chocolately treat that’s not over sweet. Ósta top this with marshmallows, cream and a shortcake heart. Warning – may prove addictive.

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
Delicious frothy hot chocolate with a lovely warm hazelnut flavour from WB’s. Now that should keep the chill away.

Gingerbread Latte or Gingerbread Cappuccino
It’s like eating and drinking at the same time! Echoes of gorgeous warm gingerbread added to a latte or cappuccino at WB’s – yum. And isn’t ginger good for the circulation? You could almost call it a health drink!

Gingerbread Mocha
More gingerbread gorgeousness at Heart’s Desire. Gingerbread mocha with cream, marshmallows, cookie crumbs and a dusting of chocolate and cinnamon. It’s the first of their Christmas creations so watch out for more!

Toffee Nut Latte or Toffee Nut Cappuccino
Toffee tones with a nutty background give a totally new experience to your regular latte or cappuccino. A winter warmer well worth trying out!

Have as many of Cawley’s Christmas mocktails as you want – and still drive home safely. Or try them as an ideal ‘grown up treat’ for teens and pre-teens too.

Six of the best from Nook
Five festive hot chocolates and a spiced chai latte gives enough choice for even the most jaded palate! Brownies, After Eights and Black Forest Gateau are the three ‘darker’ options while Coconut and Vanilla are the White Hot Chocolate specials. Add to that Spiced Chai Latte and you really will be spoilt for choice!

Taste sensations for over 18s (with alcohol)

Ferrero Rocher Hot Chocolate
How decadent does that sound? The Draft House have created a hot chocolate that’s definitely for grownups with Frangelico Italian hazelnut liqueur and double cream. Mmmm.

Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate
Yes you did read that correctly! Nook have created this eclectic combo Christmas drink which you’d really have to try. It defies description!

Yule Mule Christmas Cocktail
A delicious combination of spiced rum, cranberry juice, fresh lime and Old Jamaica Ginger Beer. Have a cool Yule with a Yule Mule – a tongue twisting special.  Try it at the Draft House.

Raspberry & Sage Ginito
Refresh those taste buds with this light and invigorating cocktail from The Draft House. Dingle Gin, fresh lime, sage and rosemary combine to delight.