South Yorkshire drinkers are reinventing nanan's drinks trolley this Christmas - with sherry and tonic set to be a favourite this year.

Sherry and tonic anyone?

Thursday, 14th December 2017, 8:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th December 2017, 8:15 pm
Could sherry make a comeback this Christmas?

Yorkshire drinkers are rediscovering their grandparents' favourite Christmas drinks - according to a Chesterfield producer.

Sherry and tonic is set to make a comeback,along with port and brandy diluted with mixers.

A survey carried out by Chesterfield based Franklin & Sons also found the most re-gifted bottle of booze is vodka, with 18 per cent of households admitting to passing a bottle, which was given to them, on to unsuspecting friends, family or neighbours.

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“Our findings show that the rise and rise of premium quality tonics and mixers is continuing, with discerning drinkers using their re-kindled love for a G&T to re-discover forgotten favourites such as Brandy and Sherry with tonic,” said Jen Draper, head of marketing at Franklin & Sons.

The firm also discovered that the festive season now stretches well into January for more than a quarter of adults in Yorkshire - 27.3 per cent.

But as inflation bites, the average adult in Yorkshire is set to spend less than £80 on alcohol at home and in the UK’s pubs, bars and restaurants this Christmas.

Nationally, more than half of 18-34 year old 'Millennial drinkers' would consider mixing an old favourite with tonic - 53.2 per cent and 70.6 per cent of these said they would consider re-mixing brandy or sherry.