This Christmas is going to feel more like a ‘normal’ time for celebration, rather than a Bridget Jones, sit alone in your home affair. Family and friends can now get together, and maybe even indulge in the occasional festive gathering or party.

This season, you can definitely embrace your festive spirit as The Ivy Cardiff celebrates with a joyful carousel-themed installation for guests and passers-by to enjoy, as well as a limited-edition cocktail menu and trio of desserts, available right now..

For those looking to treat themselves to a yuletide tipple, the brasserie’s bar team are serving up a number of bespoke cocktails.

The Pear Noel (£11.75), an indulgent blend incorporating Grey Goose La Poire Vodka, white chocolate liqueur, Irish cream and pear syrup.

Forget a latte of cappuccino, the Carousel Coffee (£9.50), is a decadent take on the Irish coffee with Grey Goose Vodka, coffee, sugar and white chocolate cream.

Additional creations include Carousel 75 (£11.95), a delicious fusion of Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Gin, with Murcian lemon, cassis, apricot, Fernet Branca and Prosecco.

For tequila-lovers, the Papaloma (£9.75), a warming winter twist on the Mexican classic Paloma with PATRÓN Reposado Tequila, Aperol, lemon, Fever-Tree Indian Tonic, and grapefruit bitters.  

Of course, if you have a little festive cocktail, you need a little sweet treat to accompany it. As they say, the proof is in the pudding and you can enjoy a few of those at The Ivy this year, including warm mini mince pies (£4.75), served with hazelnut and brandy cream, a mouth-watering steamed Christmas pudding (£8.25), with almonds, redcurrants and brandy cream.

The snowball fight (£9.50), featuring brandy ice cream, and a white chocolate, gingerbread, and cream sauce.

Matt Glister is General Manager at The Ivy Cardiff, he told us…..

“We are delighted to partner with our friends at Grey Goose Vodka to offer unique and delicious cocktails this Christmas. We look forward to welcoming visitors and locals alike to the restaurant to celebrate the festive season with us.”

If that wasn’t enough, the brasserie’s menu offers a selection of warming, winter dishes, including Roast Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup with truffle ricotta, chestnuts, pine nuts and crispy sage (£6.95) and Goose Shepherd’s Piewith pigs in blankets, creamed mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce (£18.95).

The Ivy Cardiff – Mince Pies

For more details, and to check out the entire menu, go HERE.

Made without compromise, GREY GOOSE® is made with the highest-quality ingredients and has a 100% traceable production process, from crop to cork. Every aspect of the creation is focused on crafting vodka of unmatched quality. Each bottle is distilled and bottled in France, with a recipe and process that remains unchanged since inception, using just two ingredients – single origin Picardie wheat and spring water from the natural limestone well in Gensac-la-Pallue. A one distillation process brings out the true essence of these ingredients.

To find out more about the Grey Goose story, go HERE.

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