With the holiday season underway the Third Street Promenade gets even more crazy with a flurry of shopping madness.

Locanda del Lago, which is situated in the middle of the mayhem, is offering some pretty enticing drink specials that are certain to appeal to weary shoppers looking for a little break in the action.

The deal is, come into the restaurant with a receipt proving that you bought something on or around the promenade that day, and get a discount on any of the restaurant’s seasonal cocktails.

High-end drinks with designer names are the general theme for this promotion. Whether it is the mixed berry mojito called The Versace, or a pumpkin vanilla martini named The Prada, just show the receipt and get a drink for $9 instead of $14, or a 1 liter carafe for $20 instead of $34. Buy a pair of Dockers, and wash it down with a Gucci. With each libation offering up ingredients bought from vendors at the Downtown Farmers’ Market, and the deal being based off people buying local, it is good business for everyone.

And with the high levels of shopping commotion, finding solace in a $20 carafe is not a bad option. Armani, Gucci, Missoni — take your pick. Rest assured these drinks are no knockoffs, and it doesn’t hurt that Locanda del Lago has been cooking up great Northern Italian inspired cuisine for 20-plus years.

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If you go

Locanda del Lago

231 Arizona Ave.

Santa Monica, Calif.

90401

www.lagosantamonica.com

(310) 451-3525