The Lidl Christmas Coach: It’s cocktail season In this instalment, the Lidl Christmas Coach, Elaine McDonnell uses the extensive Lidl drinks range to create four cocktails for the party season. Photographs: Conor Mulhern

In part two of our Christmas food and drink series, built around the Lidl Deluxe range, Elaine McDonnell, the Christmas Coach, meets Chris Treacy, one of the stars of the Lidl Christmas ad

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