Raise your Christmas Spirits with The Lakes Festive Serves

News  •  01.12.23

Raise your Christmas Spirits with The Lakes Festive Serves

Elevate your Christmas celebrations by indulging in the decadent flavours of our festive cocktails.

Whatever your spirit of choice, whether its whisky, gin or vodka, this exceptional line up of Christmas serves has something to suit every palate.

With five eye-catching, and equally delicious, cocktails to discover, we invite you to discover the art of festive flavour creation at The Lakes.


Ember Cocktail, made using The One Fine Blended Whisky

A vibrant cocktail inspired by the glowing embers of a fireplace at Christmas, this indulgent creation is best enjoyed before a festive feast.


40ml The One Fine Blended Whisky
10ml Campari Bitter
130ml Carrot juice
5ml Agave syrup
1tsp Lemon curd
Garnish with raspberry powder


Shake all the ingredients, except the garnish, vigorously in a cocktail shaker with ice. Once chilled, strain into a pre-chilled champagne flute and rim the glass with the raspberry powder.


Gaudee made with The One Sherry Cask Finished

An indulgent Christmas cocktail that blends the warmth of whisky with sweet, fruity notes of mandarin juice and the rich, earthy flavour of dandelion and burdock.


40ml The One Sherry Cask Finished
15ml Tawny Port
30ml Fresh mandarin juice
80ml Fentimans Dandelion & Burdock
Garnish with red currant and mint sprig


Add the whisky, port and mandarin juice into a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake, before ‘throwing’ the ingredients into a smaller vessel to release the aromatics and enhance aeration. Transfer back to the shaker and repeat three times. Pour into a tall glass with ice cubes, top with Dandelion & Burdock and garnish with redcurrant and mint sprig.


Gingerette cocktail, created with The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.7

Inspired by the Manhattan cocktail, our decadent take on this classic serve replaces the traditional sweet vermouth with ginger wine. Cacao powder brings a touch of bitterness whilst balsamic vinegar adds an extra layer of complexity.


Half rim of cacao powder
5ml Balsamic vinegar
20ml Ginger wine
Garnish with a cherry


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the whisky, ginger wine and balsamic vinegar. Stir until chilled and strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass. Rim one half of the glass with cacao powder. Garnish with a cherry.

Noel 75

Noel 75 Cocktail, created with The Lakes Gin

With its striking red hue and juicy freshness, our festive twist on the French 75 cocktail provides the perfect toast for the holiday season.


10ml Lemon juice
15ml Twinings Cranberry & Raspberry Tea
10ml Grenadine syrup
Top with Prosecco
Garnish with freeze dried cranberries


Begin by infusing the tea bag in 300ml of boiling water for 30 minutes. Pour the gin, lemon juice, tea and grenadine syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard and fine strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass. Top with Prosecco and garnish with freeze dried cranberries.

Yule Tide Mule

Yule Tide Mule cocktail, created with The Lakes Vodka

Our festive take elevates the traditional flavours of the Moscow Mule with delicate spiced gingerbread notes. The result? A delightfully decadent taste of Christmas.


5ml Gingerbread syrup
12.5ml Lime juice
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Top with Fentimans Ginger Beer Garnish with gingerbread


Fill a tall glass with ice before adding the vodka, gingerbread syrup, lime juice and ginger beer. Dash the Angostura bitters on top and garnish with a piece of gingerbread.