Mine start with convivial coffee on a Christmas morning as guests arrived. I assure you that the sherry etc. came along a bit later!
What could be nicer than coffee and a croissant? We were glad to have this on a trip out to snowy, and chilly mountains above Geiranger Fjord in Norway.
The temperature was a great deal higher in Alicante this year, and were grabbed those ice-cold beers like dying men in the desert! The glasses themselves were ice covered - but not for long in the summer heat!