The most wonderful time of the year calls for the most generous offerings, that’s why the 12.12 promo, which takes place just a few weeks before the big day, comes in handy! This Christmas holiday, you will get to enjoy a full week of the biggest cheers and giveaways (of course, in a manner consistent with public health orders). Whether you’ll throw a small party with friends or join a virtual toast, let’s rediscover the joy of Christmas celebrations with a delightful drink while snagging the best deals this shopping holiday. 

12.12 promo: A quick introduction about the shopping event

12.12 (also known as "Double 12") A day that is often regarded as Southeast Asia's version of Singles' Day and Black Friday. You might be mistaken in thinking that the shopping carnival is gone after back-to-back shopping events in November.  On the contrary, Double 12 is one of the largest shopping events in the South Asian online shopping marketplace, which takes place just 2 weeks before Christmas. 

So, how 12.12 promo come into existence? Well, back in the year 2021, Lazada, along with a few other marketplaces like Zalora, launched an online shopping revolution. This shopping event turned out to be a huge success, and since then, 12.12 is celebrated annually as one of the biggest online shopping holidays in the South Asian Online Market. Seeing such a huge success rate over the years, other marketplaces also came together to boost this revolution on a global scale.

Here are some interesting facts about 12.12 promo:

  • During last year's '1212 sale event,' an order was received every 2 seconds on average.
  • Last year, 18,000 orders were placed in a single day, with an average spend of  92 USD per day.
  • Late at night and early in the morning of the day, usually, after 12 a.m., is the best time for shopping on 12.12. So be careful not to drain your inventory before the 'double 12' prime time of online sales.
  • The next and last sale of the year. If you missed out on something during the 11.11 Singles Day, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday sales, there's no better time than now to buy your desired items during the upcoming 1212 Online Sale.

12.12 promo: Best drinks to toast the holiday season 

Heineken beer 

After a long day, we just crave a good, cold beer that delights our taste buds and gives that little buzz that can help us sleep better or just makes us feel good at the moment. Especially this bustling 12.12 sales, Heineken from the Netherlands comes in and saves the day. It is now one of the most popular beers in the world that has been in the beer industry for 150 years. Since then, Heineken brewery has been widely available in 192 countries. Its iconic green bottle with a red star has been a favorite as well in the Philippines in recent years.

The beer is done within a 28-day brewing process with just 3 natural ingredients: malted barley, water, and hops. Heineken is described to offer a crisp, rich taste, with a bit of bitterness compared to other drinking options you've tried before. The beautiful golden hue of this beer will surely be a staple in your next drinking session. 

During this complicated Covid time, although we might not have the luxury of going bar hopping or having beer taste testing at pubs nowadays, that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a cold one when we feel like it. A drink as popular as Heineken beer keg can get you overwhelmed and ready for the sale. To keep you refreshed while waiting for the shopping event, Drinkies.ph - the official supplier of Heineken in the Philippines- offers the most appealing deals of the years, in which you can choose among these attractive options: 

  • Buy 1 5L Keg and get the 2nd for 40% off from (10 am -12nn Dec 12)
  • Buy 2 5L keg and get a free Heineken premium bag (Duration: Dec 13)

Drinkies.ph provides hassle-free, and rapid delivery so you may enjoy your favorite beverages in no time. You're free to enjoy ice-cold beers that will be delivered in less than 60 minutes! You can also choose to schedule a delivery to your preferred address and get free shipping on orders of P1,500 or more.

Chandon Brut to sweeten your December

A glass or two of sparkling wine surely gives us all a little lift right about now — especially if the price tag is budget-friendly and what’s inside the bottle over-delivers. If so, Chandon Brut from Napa valley is your excellent choice. Produced with the traditional Champagne style, the drink undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle and is made from typical Champagne grape varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier.

The fruity aromas of lemon, peach, and cherry are more prominent in Chandon Brut, which help to balance the flavors of the food you're prepared. Most significantly, with an average alcohol content and high amounts of acidity, it's the ideal party drink with friends and homies. Chandon California Brut is great with anything salty, a bit creamy, or nutty. It’s particularly fond of seafood, fried chicken, and creamy salad.

  • Alcohol percentage: 13%
  • Price at Drinkies PH: 900 PHP

Hendrick’s gin - The best gin to drink straight

Hendrick's Gin is a delightfully unusual beverage with a distinct flavor profile that sets it apart from the others, and it's proudly hailed as "a most unusual gin." This small-batch gin is made in only limited batches at William Grant & Sons' Scottish distillery, and it's infused with cucumber, rose, and classic juniper. It's worth noting that it's created in 500-liter batches to provide the master distiller with more control over their craft.

There's another reason why this one is so well-known. It is a well-balanced blend of brightness and floral elements, and it needs little more than a glass to be thoroughly enjoyed. Hendrick's gin should be tasted neat to properly appreciate the gin maker's artistic flare and to understand the distinct botanicals in the gin. You can literally just pour it over ice and it'll be so smooth and full of flavor that you'll think you're drinking a cocktail.

  • Alcohol percentage: 41.4%
  • Price at Drinkies PH: 2,150 PHP 

Absolut vodka with no added sugar

Absolut contains no added sugar, which is surely a strong plus point to drinkers who're on a diet. This outstanding feature, combined with the brand's premium taste and commitment to using only the best ingredients, makes it our best overall vodka to tempt your palate this 12.12 promo event. 

While Absolut vodka offers a wide variety of flavor variations, its original, unflavored style should be a staple of any liquor cabinet. It's one of the finest vodkas on the market, with a crisp flavor that's both full-bodied and complex.

Original Absolut vodka is a popular vodka all over the world, with a classic apothecary container and a slight wheat aroma. This spirit, made from premium locally grown wheat of Sweden, is smooth enough to drink neat or could be used in a variety of cocktails to bring out the sweeter flavors. Furthermore, its affordable price point, along with subtle herbal notes, makes it a winner that you should invest in.

  • Alcohol content: 40%
  • Price at Drinkies.ph: 899 PHP 

Jack Daniel's Old No.7 Tennessee whiskey

Jack Daniel’s is a behemoth in the world of whiskey production. It isn’t surprising that Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 is among the best-selling whiskeys ever, with every bottle distilled and bottled with care at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. For your information, this whiskey maker is America's oldest registered distillery, established in 1866. 

Old No.7 is popular due to its well-balanced, sweet, oaky flavor. It doesn’t follow a production calendar. Instead, it becomes ready to be out of the market when experienced tasters certify its taste and aroma. 

Especially, the whiskey is made only from the finest corn, rye, and barley malt. Then, these premium ingredients are combined with the iron-free freshwater that flows from the Cave Spring found on the distillery grounds. From there, the process of charcoal mellowing the ingredients drop by drop through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal gives it its characteristic taste and smoothness. Finally, every Jack Daniel's whiskey bottle is aged for years in handcrafted white oak barrels.

  • Alcohol content: 40%
  • Price at Drinkies.ph: 1286 PHP 

Jacob's Creek Shiraz Cabernet red wine

There are so many amazing reasons to love red wine! Just think about it, what's the most popular alcoholic drink option in restaurants, bars, and social settings? Red wine, for sure! It's a classic beverage that's not only a social favorite but it has many health benefits when consumed in moderation.

Come this holiday season, it’s a worth value of money for a delightful red wine that’s up to this task. And a classically Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon - the soft, approachable styled Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Cabernet - is exactly what you’re looking for. The wine is deep red with subtle purple hues. It boasts fresh dark fruits and leafy notes and subtle cedar and charry oak on the nose. The tannin level is so elegant and smooth, making it a great choice for even new wine drinkers.

  • Alcohol content: 13%
  • Price at Drinkies.ph: 630 PHP 

Best cocktails to level up your drinking experience this 12.12 promo

Beer Punch to dress up your beer

Beer is delicious on its own, but it also makes an excellent base for mixed drinks. With your refreshing Heineken beer on hand, now is a fantastic opportunity to try a new recipe that will help you break up your beer-drinking routine.

Beer Punch is a refreshing and easy-to-make beverage that's perfect for any party or get-together with friends. You'll be making this all year round with just three simple ingredients!  The best part about this quick Beer Punch is that you can make it ahead of time and keep all of the ingredients on hand for last-minute entertaining or just before waiting for the discount notification to hit. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Heineken
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 ½ oz ginger ale
  • A slice of pineapple for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a big pitcher, combine pineapple juice and ginger ale, then top with Heineken beers.
  2. Stir the pitcher, serve chilled or add some ice.
  3. Garnish with a thin slice of pineapple if you desire. 

Gin Rickey

Tall, bubbly, the gin Rickey is one of the easiest to make cocktails out there. This classic cocktail was first appeared in pubs and bars in the 1880s and has been popular ever since. And of course for good reason: it’s tangy, fizzy, and irresistibly delicious. If you love a Vodka Soda or a Gin and Tonic but insist on a new twist of the classic version: this is the drink for you! There are no frills here; simply a classic highball. Here’s how to make it!

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz gin
  • 1 ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz soda water
  • Ice cubes, for serving 
  • For the garnish: lime wedge

Instructions

  1. Add both the gin and lime juice all together to a highball glass and stir.
  2. Fill with ice cubes and top with sparkling water. Garnish your Gin Rickey with a lime wedge.

New Your Sour cocktail

It turns out that making great cocktails does not totally involve the use of strong alcohol. You can grab a bottle of wine for some of the best-mixed drinks around. It doesn’t matter if it’s a classic red, white, or rosé: or even champagne. Each wine varietal can be combined in a variety of delightful ways to create a flavorful, refreshing drink.

The New York Sour is one of the most beautiful and distinctive cocktails out there. This twist on the classic Whiskey Sour kicks it up a notch. The whiskey sour layer is first: sweet, tangy, and nicely balanced. Adding a layer of red wine on top adds mystery, depth, and delicious acidity, as well as a beautiful colorful two-toned layer to the cocktail. Even better, it's simple to prepare! This is how you do it.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz maple syrup or simple syrup
  • 1 oz red wine
  • Optional garnish with a lemon twist

Instructions

  1. Add the whiskey, lemon juice, and syrup to a large cocktail shaker and fill it with a handful of ice. Shake the container until very cold.
  2. Strain the drink into an ice-filled lowball or an Old Fashioned glass.
  3. Gently pour the red wine over the back of a spoon just above the surface of the cocktail to create a layer on top. Serve chilled with a lemon twist if desired.

Final words

The soon and last shopping event of the year - 12.12 promo is approaching. Set alarms for our flash sales and enjoy your fresh cup of beer and other drinks with Drinkies.ph. All you need to do is to stay at home, place your order via our website, and sit back for Drinkies to deliver your choice of drink at your front door in less than 60 minutes. Cheers!