Arthur Christmas – Christmas Movie Cocktails

21st December 2022

Arthur Christmas Cocktail

The heart-warming Christmas adventure of Arthur Christmas was released on the 11th (UK) and the 23rd (USA) of November 2011, the film cost $100 million to make and took in $147 million at the box office.

The film was a financial and critical success, with a high 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, also winning that year’s Golden Tomato Award for Best-Reviewed Animated Film.

Set on Christmas Eve, following the heartfelt, caring and somewhat clumsy son of Santa Claus, by the name of Arthur Claus, who discovers that his father’s high-tech gift-giving operation has failed to deliver one girl’s present. Setting out on a mission of his own, accompanied by his free-spirited and reckless grandfather, an enthusiastic young Christmas elf obsessed with wrapping gifts for children and a team of reindeer, he embarks on a mission to save this little girl’s Christmas and keep her believing in Santa Claus.

It stars James McAvoy as the lead voice of Arthur Christmas, with co-stars Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton & Ashley Jensen. Arthur Christmas earnt a total of $46,462,469 in North America, $33,334,089 in the UK and $67,622,914 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $147,419,472.

It would get released on DVD Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on the 6th of November 2012 in the US and on the 19th in the UK. An IOS video game titled Arthur Christmas: Elf Run was also released just a couple of days before the film’s initial release.

The Blue Sparkling Wine – Belaire

Belaire Bleu is said to be in perfect harmony of the old and new world. Nothing draws in a crowd like a bottle of Blue Sparkling Wine, we all love to see it, something uniquely different from what we normally get to experience can often elicit a dopamine response in the brain, speaking to the rest of your body, saying, ‘I Want This’, and after tasting it, I can confidently say, ‘I Want More Of This’, it’s fun, it’s enjoyable to drink, it doesn’t just look exciting, it tastes exciting too, taking your palate back to your childhood days of candy sweets and slush puppies, it makes you want to relive those fond memories.

Belaire Bleu Sparkling Wine – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Blue raspberry Slush Puppie, candy sweets, blueberry candy, with hints of tropical fruits, very enjoyable to experience.”

Flavour – “Delicate, the palate is almost an exact repeat of the aroma, it delivers a very clever sweetness and dryness at the same time, with blue raspberry Slush Puppie, blueberry candy, soft, chewy sweets on the palate, it’s a very fun Sparkling Wine to drink, perfect for special occasions, celebratory moments and for those moments when you’re just loving life.”

The Vodka – Fenspirits

Fenspirits Distillery, despite its wonderful creations, only operates out of a small shed in the fens, just outside of Wisbech.

They ferment and distil everything from scratch, fermenting sugar from sugar beet and distilling it into a 96% spirit for Vodka, before then re-distilling it into Gin, they also ferment sugar cane molasses which is then distilled into rum.

Each bottle is filled by hand, corked by hand, wax sealed by hand then labelled by…well, you get the picture!

Aurora Vodka – Tasting Notes – “Amazingly smooth on the palate, with a mesmerizing colour, you’ll certainly be remembering this Vodka, with notes of floral, fennel, bay leaf, light citrus and juniper.”

The Cocktail – Christmas Joy


  • Blue Vodka – Fenspirits Aurora Vodka
  • Blue Sparkling Wine – Belaire Bleu
  • Icing Sugar
  • Candy Canes
  • Strawberry Laces

How To Make A Christmas Joy Cocktail

  • Run some Cold Water Over The Bowl of your Glass
  • Roll it around in Icing Sugar
  • Pour in 15mls of Aurora Vodka
  • Top up with Blue Sparkling Wine
  • Place In Two Candy Canes
  • Add A handful of Carefully Placed Strawberry Laces

Christmas Joy Cocktail Tasting Notes 

Aroma – “Sweet candied strawberry peppermint aroma with hints of blueberry candy.”

Flavour – “A grown-up blue raspberry Slush Puppie, all the joys of childhood, with the benefits of adulthood. Lovely blueberry candies and a touch of powdered icing sugar from the rim, combined with a gentle fizz and a welcome helping hand from the Blue Vodka to blend everything together.”

Merry Christmas Everyone

With Love From Glass of Bubbly

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.