Runner-Friendly Christmas Cocktail

A run-boosting cocktail from Hester's Hideout

Christmas Cocktail Runners

Walnut milk – 35ml
American Rye (we recommend Woodford) – 30ml
Gin (we recommend Bombay Gin) – 15ml
Honey Rum (we recommend Ron Aguere Vintage Honey Rum) – 10ml
Black Walnut Bitters – 1ml

Recommended vessel: tumbler or mug
Strength: medium
Flavour: rich, with a sweet and spicy tone

Why it’s good news for runners

Ideal for warming your body and soul after a winter run.
Gin is ideal for helping to relieve achy joints and inflammation, while walnut milk also has anti-inflammatory properties (making it perfect for long-distance runners).
Walnuts are considered a superfood, and packed with minerals such as manganese, copper, magnesium and phosphorous. They are also loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, making walnut milk a boost for any cocktail.
Rum also has health benefits, including antimicrobial properties to help prevent colds this winter, improve sleep and is thought to even increase your lifespan

How to make your Christmas Cocktail

  1. Add the American Rye, Gin and Honey Rum to a shaker and shake with cubed ice.
  2. Add walnut milk and black walnut bitters. Shake again.
  3. Add cubed ice to a tumbler/mug
  4. Strain the cocktail into a tumbler/mug
  5. Garnish the cocktail with poppy seeds and walnut, or a cinnamon stick


Hidden beneath the cobbled streets of Exmouth Market, Hester’s Hideout is a decadent den rich in history, where those in the know sip extraordinary cocktails, while burlesque dancers, jazz musicians and cabaret performers entertain until the small hours. Hester’s Hideout hosts events every Thursday to Saturday.

To book tickets, head to

106b Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 4EX

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