Bid farewell to 2016 with our favourite “must-try” best-selling picks this year!

2016 is over. Celebrate the good, bad and everything yet to come with a purchase that makes a difference to you. Here’s our staff’s recommended buys to mark a new beginning.

1. Absolut Citron
Absolut Citron is made exclusively from natural ingredients. It is distilled from fermented wheat and gives you a smooth, fruity taste. Absolut Citron is the perfect choice of Vodka for those who love lemony flavour and are looking for a fresh, refreshing taste. This bottle of zesty lime flavours can be used to create a wide variety of Martinis and Cosmopolitan cocktails. Here’s a list of 30+ Recipes for Absolut Citron. Available at Bangalore Duty Free at best retail price.


2. Grey Goose
World favourite wheat-distilled Vodka, Grey Goose boasts a 5 stage distillation process that focuses on developing the character of the spirit rather than just the act of purification. The taste of Grey Goose is a gentle mix of buttered popcorn, anise, black pepper and liquorice. This Vodka is for those looking for a smooth base to create delicious cocktails with many engaging flavours. Here are 16 lip-smacking, easy to create Grey Goose drinks! Pick it up at Bangalore Duty Free or pre-order now to avail our offers!


3. Chivas Regal 18 YO
A blend of over 20 of Scotland’s rarest Single Malt Whiskies, Chivas Regal 18 YO boasts strength and elegance balanced in harmony. With an intense dark amber appearance; rich, indulgent multi-layered aromas of dried fruits, buttery toffee and dark chocolate. This bottle of Chivas Regal yields to elegant floral notes and a wisp of sweet, mellow smokiness. Purchase your bottle at our stores or pre-order now to avail our exclusive offers!

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4. Johnnie Walker Green Island
With rich, fruity sweetness, Johnnie Walker Island Green is perfect for those looking to explore the Malt Whiskies category. Marked with aromas of wood smoke, pepper and spice combined with layers of orchard fruit, vanilla and sandalwood, the new variety offers a greater influence of smoky maritime Malt Whisky. A duty-free exclusive, Johnnie Walker Island Green is solely available to travellers. Order in advance to avail our Christmas offer or pick it up from our store!


5. Bvlgari Rose Essentielle
Bvlgari Rose Essentielle is exclusively created for women who enjoy the aroma of exotic roses. Created from Turkish Rose and Rose Prelude, the fragrance also contains notes of blackberry, jasmine, sandalwood and patchouli. Perfect for warmer days, the signature perfume from Bvlgari caters to sophistication through fresh rose essences rather than heavy, overpowering fragrance. Pre-order now or pick up your bottle at our stores to get the best deal!


6. Paco Rabanne Olympea
The feminine equivalent to the Invictus from 2013, Olympea is inspired by an athletic spirit, competition, strength, dynamism and victory. Created as an ode to modern women, compared to Greek goddesses, the scent is composed of fresh, floral, aquatic and oriental essences with notes of sandalwood, cashmere and ambergris. Own this bottle of pure motivation at its best available price by pre-ordering at our website.


Christmas Cocktail Recipes 2016

Christmas is around the corner! Chances are, you will be spending the day with friends and/or family. Here are a few classic, must-know-recipes of delicious cocktails for your Christmas celebrations!

Classic Eggnog

The perfect blend of beaten egg yolks, sugar, cream,  , Rum, and Cognac. Refrigerate up to a day. Pour the egg-yolk mixture over fluffy egg whites and stir until blended. Serve immediately, while the whites are fluffiest. Add nutmeg to finish it off.



Citrus-Irish Whisky Punch        

Combine  , tea, clementine juice, lemon juice, Oleo-Saccharum, Angostura bitters, and 1½ tsp. nutmeg in a large bowl or pitcher; cover and chill 3–8 hours. Strain into a punch bowl and add several lemon and orange wheels and 4 cups ice. Serve punch in cups over ice garnished with nutmeg.



Classic Martini

Pour a little dry Vermouth in a chilled Martini glass and swirl to coat the inside of the glass. Dispose of excess Vermouth. Gently swirl or stir the   before straining into glass. Garnish with olives, lemon twist or cocktail onion and add rocks if you like.



Cranberry Cocktail

Pour cranberry juice and Gin over ice in a tall glass. Top off with tonic water, and then add a splash of lime juice. Garnish with a wedge of lime and a few fresh cranberries.



Christmas Punch

Mix pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, Vodka, Cointreau, club soda, lemon juice, and simple sugar syrup in a punch bowl. Fill glasses with cranberries frozen in ice cubes, and serve. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.



Kir Royales

Pour Creme de Cassis into a champagne flute. Gently pour into 5 to 9 parts dry Champagne (depending on taste), being careful not to let it foam up too much.



Pina Colada

Fill blender halfway with ice cubes. Add Rum, coconut cream, coconut milk and pineapple chunks. Puree and serve garnished with a slice of pineapple and maraschino cherry, if desired.



Blood Orange Champagne Cocktails

Add 1 1/2 teaspoons each of Crème de Cassis into 8 Champagne flutes or other glasses. Add three tablespoons orange juice to each glass. Fill each glass with Champagne, stir gently. Garnish cocktails with slices of blood orange, if desired.



Have a Merry Christmas!