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Glasgow Christmas Drinks from The Gate

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The Gate has released a retro Glasgow Christmas drinks and snacks menu for the festive season and here’s a look at it. 

Drinks like The Baby “Sham” with frozen gin and pear sorbet poured over bubbles, to a riff on the classic Snowball with Brandy, PX Sherry, coconut, Egg and lemon soda are guaranteed to give you that Christmas buzz.


Combine this with snacks such as mince pies and Clootie Dumpling and your slap bang into those teenage years again of sitting in the couch wishing the relatives would go away.

The new retro Christmas drinks menu is available over the festive period at The Gate alongside their regular menu.


Continuing the Christmas spirit, the Gate has also announced a Hogmanay Lock-In party until 1am to celebrate their first-ever New Year’s Eve. Tickets cost £10pp and include a cocktail on arrival, toastie and a dram at the bells.


Limited tickets are on sale now from


The Gate Retro Menu

The Baby “Sham”
Pear & Melon Sorbet / Bubbles

Punch: A Christmas Cosmo
Arbikie Aks Gin // Aqua Vitae // Ginger // Citrus // Cranberry

Lam “Bro’ Sco
Arbikie Strawberry // Discarded Vermouth // Cherry // Cranberry // bubbles

Courvoisier VS // PX Sherry // Coconut // Egg // Rapscallion // Lemon Soda

Courvoisier VS // Rum // Chocolate // Mint // Areo

Egg Noggin
Wester Spiced Rum // fig // mince pie // Egg // Walnut


Punch: A Christmas Cosmo Recipe:

40ml Darnley’s Spiced Gin
10ml Aqua Vitae
3ml Dash Cranberry Bitters
20ml Lemon juice
10ml Ginger Syrup


Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker
Fill with ice.
Shake well and double strain into a coupe or martini glass.
Garnish with an orange zest

For more information on The Gate visit

Glasgow Foodie
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