Our favourite cocktails we’ll be drinking this Christmas and how you can make them…

Who says that cocktails are only for summer?
Of course, we disagree, we’ve searched high and low and even sampled a few (just for market research) to bring to you some of our favourite Christmas cocktails. Make this Christmas even more enjoyable and create these easy cocktails to impress your friends and family. Our favourite cocktails we’ll be drinking this Christmas and how you can make them…

The Lakes Ornamentini

Last year, we released The Ornamentini using our nifty spirit filled baubles. We’ve brought this delicious cocktail back for those who’ve managed to not already drink their baubles.
Ingredients
25ml The Lakes Gin (in a bauble)
25ml The Lakes Sloe Gin Liqueur (in a bauble)
5ml Cinnamon Syrup
10ml Lemon Juice
25ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
10ml Crème de Mure
Method
Using a cocktail shaker, pour all of the ingredients – except the bauble contents, into the shaker. Shake vigorously with ice to ensure all the flavours are released. Pour into a carafe and serve the glass with ice and the peel of pink grapefruit in and the bauble on the side. Your guests can create the cocktail as they wish.
The Lakes Negroni
This cocktail uses our Lakes Explorer Gin to create an epic classic.
Pour over ice & enjoy with friends!
Ingredients
25ml Lakes Explorer 
25ml Sweet Vermouth
25ml Campari
Method
Add to a rocks glass with ice and stir for 30 seconds.
Garnish with an orange wedge.

                 
An Old Fashioned
We suggest you try re-creating this with the classic The ONE British Blended Whisky or if you want to spice it up we would recommend the new The ONE Limited Edition Sherry Expression.
Ingredients
50ml The ONE
1 teaspoon of sugar
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Method
Combine all ingredients and ice and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Garnish with a swathe of orange peel.

 

It is always so exciting when our spirits are used within cocktails in bars across the UK. Below is a selection some of our team have already tried this festive period…

Our friends at Livello Bar, Newcastle have created a brand-new Christmas Cocktail menu for the festive season. Bartender, Manuel Forastiero created some of the below creations.
Introducing…‘Mistle-Sloe
37.5ml The Lakes Sloe Gin Liqueur,
12.5ml Plum and Vanilla Liqueur,
12.5 ml Sugar Syrup
12.5ml
 Lime Juice
50ml 
Cranberry Juice
Topped with Ginger Beer!
A Festive Winter Warmer that just tastes of Christmas!

 

Just like The Pogues sang:
‘When you first took my hand on a cold Christmas Eve,
You promised me Broadway was waiting for me!’
Livello has created their ode to Fairy Tale of New York in celebration of Christmas.
The ‘Fairytale of New York’…
The Lakes Sloe Gin Liqueur
Ruby Port, Martini Rosso and Mulled wine syrup.
Shaken together and served in a Martini glass. Christmas in a bauble!
Also, our friends at The Deacon, Lytham created a thirst-quenching cocktail celebrating The Lakes Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur.

Their signature Caramel Apple Cocktail is a festive combination of The Lakes Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur and other delicious spirits.

25ml Lakes Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur
25ml Christmas Pudding Gin
12.5ml Orgeat Syrup
1 Dash Dashfire Cinnamon Bitters
Topped with Apple Juice!

 

We hope you enjoy our Christmas cocktails and if you make them or create your own Christmas concoctions, please make sure to share them with us on social media. We ‘ll probably even try them out ourselves!

From the whole team, we hope your Christmas festivities are filled with fun and a few cocktails!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from,

 

 

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