Christmas cocktails: 19 holiday drinks on the menu at pop-up bars in Alabama
If your idea of a Winter Wonderland includes cognac, vodka, tequila and other adult beverages, then holiday pop-up bars are the place for you. Alabama is the temporary home of two such pop-ups — Miracle and Sippin’ Santa — and they’ll be open through most of December for folks who crave liquid cheer.
Queen’s Park, 112 24th St. North in downtown Birmingham, and The Camp at MidCity, 59089 University Drive in Huntsville, have transformed into Miracle locations. That means an abundance of Christmas decorations, seasonal music, festive events and most importantly, a Christmas cocktail menu.
The two “bar-within-a-bar” locations have taken the names Miracle on 24th Street (Birmingham, through Dec. 30) and Miracle at MidCity (Huntsville, through Dec. 24). Both have a menu of specialty cocktails with fanciful names such as Santa’s Little Helper, Elfing Around, Christmapolitan and Grandma Got Run Over by a T-Rex. Two shots are available at Miracle locations, as well: Naughty and Nice.
Meanwhile, Neon Moon, 2318 Second Avenue North in Birmingham, is the Alabama site for Sippin’ Santa, a Christmas pop-up with a tiki bar theme. Sippin’ Santa is a Miracle spin-off with a tropical flair.
Sippin’ Santa’s menu includes cocktails such as Holiday on Ice, Kris Kringle Colada, Yule Tide and Rudolph’s Rum Rhapsody. A Top Elf shot completes the agenda. Sippin’ Santa will be at Neon Moon through Dec. 30.
Miracle and Sippin’ Santa are part of a company that licenses holiday pop-ups to bars around the country. There are 119 locations of