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Forget the Christmas Tree for your Baubles… Have a Cocktail Instead!

The Lakes Distillery’s Ornamentini

The Lakes Distillery released ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ baubles in September, creating the perfect tree decoration for adults.

The baubles have been an internet sensation after social media and news company, Ladbible created a video of them. The video went viral, with over 7 million hits and over 30k shares, creating a surge in sales.

The Lakes Distillery’s baubles have been shipped across the world after the video, seeing orders from Russia, Sweden and

The man behind the new cocktail – The Ornamentini is Kieron Hall, Business Development Manager at The Lakes Distillery.

“The bauble range is a real game changer for us here at the Lakes Distillery. Using forward thinking, design and marketing the team has created a fantastic way to allow people from around the world to experience our award-winning range. It makes perfect sense that for such a stand-out product we should have a flavourful and vibrant cocktail to match it.

“Our Ornamentini is a twist on a ‘New Classic’ cocktail called a ‘Wibble’. The addition of Cinnamon combines with the warmth of blackberry liqueur and Lakes Distillery Sloe Gin to form the perfect winter warmer for cosy nights in front of the fire” said Kieron.

Kieron has won ‘Bartender of the Year’ and ‘North East Mixologist of the Year’, and he has honed his skills and applied his creative strategy to The Lakes Distillery’s spirits. His expertise within mixology and his knowledge of The Lakes Distillery’s award-winning spirits has led to many innovative cocktails for Lakes Distillery fans.

With festive flavours of cinnamon, pink grapefruit and berries – this is perfect to sip in front of the fire, with your friends at a Christmas party or the perfect excuse to work on your cocktail skills!

This cocktail is perfect to impress with a little cocktail theatre as you build up the martini glass with delicious festive ingredients.

The cocktail sings Christmas with an indulgent mix of festive flavours, see recipe and ingredients below:

The Lakes Distillery’s Ornamentini

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

Garnish – Pink Grapefruit Peel

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 the bauble in, on the side. Your guests can create the cocktail as they wish.

‘The Spirit of Christmas’ range includes a selection of single 20cl baubles with exquisite ribbon containing either The Lakes Gin or The ONE British Isles Blended Whisky. Also available are gift sets each containing six 5cl baubles filled with the spirits of The Lakes Distillery, with a whisky set, a vodka set and a gin set. The vodka and gin sets include the distillery’s new flavoured vodka and gin liqueurs.

Filled with spirits distilled to perfection in the British Isles, not only are these baubles perfect for decorating the tree but also ideal as a luxury gift or treat for all palates.

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