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.
A vibrant cocktail inspired by the glowing embers of a fireplace at Christmas, this indulgent creation is best enjoyed before a festive feast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With its striking red hue and juicy freshness, our festive twist on the French 75 cocktail provides the perfect toast for the holiday season.
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
Our festive take elevates the traditional flavours of the Moscow Mule with delicate spiced gingerbread notes. The result? A delightfully decadent taste of Christmas.
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.