Estelle Bistro’s Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence: Recipe

RECIPES | Christmas is just around the corner, and we think it’s a fantastic excuse to try some festive inspired cocktails. The folks over at Estelle Bistro agree, and have kindly shared with us their recipe for this Japanese-citrus-Christmas influenced cocktail. Yeah there are a lot of influences here, but the only thing you need to know is that the cocktail tastes delicious, and will be sure to impress your lunch/dinner guests this Christmas.

estelle bistro merry christmas mr lawrence cocktail recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes / Serves 1


The Thyme Lime Mandarin Syrup

  • 50ml lime juice
  • 100ml mandarin juice
  • 80g sugar
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme

The Cocktail

  • 30ml thyme lime mandarin syrup
  • 50ml Mukai Shuzo Sake
  • Prosecco
  • Thyme sprigs – for garnish


The Thyme Lime Mandarin Syrup

  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Leave to cool then strain.

The Cocktail

  1. Place syrup and sake in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice, shake well.
  3. Strain into a coupe cocktail glass, top with Prosecco and garnish with a sprig of thyme.


If you don’t have any Mukai Shuzo Sake, any sweet Sake will do.

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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