This winter, German Gymnasium’s outdoor terrace has been transformed into a magical, sugar-filled wonderland in the heart of King’s Cross throughout December until the end of January. In partnership with Maker’s Mark, guests are invited to keep warm with a specially designed cocktail list while relaxing under a cluster of wooden huts decorated with gingerbread-style décor.
Decorating a gingerbread house is one of Germany’s most magical Christmas traditions, and German Gymnasium has pulled out all the sugar-themed stops for its festive Gingerbread Terrace. Upon arrival, we took in the festive scene of strings of festive garlands draped over the peaks of wooden huts complete with festoon lighting. We challenge anyone not to get into the festive spirit as ambient red lanterns twinkle amongst mini gingerbread house lights on the tables as you get cosy under one of the snuggly blankets enjoying the wintery atmosphere.
We ordered a couple of the bespoke sweet-themed Maker’s Mark cocktails from the terrace’s outdoor bar. Sticking with the gingerbread house theme, the cocktail menu features Gingerbread Old Fashioned made with Maker’s Mark bourbon and gingerbread syrup topped with toasted marshmallow. This was one of our personal favourites and provides a lovely festive twist to the classic Old Fashioned cocktail.
Dairy fans will love Maker’s Milk which sees Maker’s Mark mixed with Kahlua, rum, vanilla, double cream and egg white served in a milk bottle for a quirky touch that is also available in a sharing size.
For those looking to warm up from the chill in the air, why not try one of the hot cocktails available including a Kentucky Mulled Cider of Maker’s Mark mixed with apples in two different ways.
If you enjoy Glühwein, the Mulled Winter Pear is the one for you with Maker’s Mark shaken with mulled winter pear, egg white, lemon and a dash of aromatic red wine.
While the terrace outside has a gingerbread theme, step inside the impressively built Grand Café at German Gymnasium to discover a festive feast in the heart of London’s Kings Cross. The extensive Christmas menu features some classic favourites from Germany’s rich heritage of festive dishes as well the option to pre-order a traditional whole roast goose to share with your group. What better way to celebrate the Holidays with friends or family!
German Gymnasium’s Gingerbread Terrace is open now until the end of January and we were pleasantly surprised to find out that it will also be open throughout the whole of the festive season including on Christmas Eve (all day), Christmas Day (12-4pm), Boxing Day (all day) and New Year’s Eve.
1 Kings Boulevard, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BU