This Bar Serves Snow Globe Cocktails, And How Have These Not Existed Sooner?
If you can't get to this bar, we'll show you how to make your own at home.
There’s no such thing as too much holiday spirit—or spirits.
If you need a little more of both in your life, consider visiting LOCL Bar in New York City, where bartenders are serving up winter-themed cocktails inside snow globes.
The 1920s-inspired bar, located inside NYLO Hotel on the Upper West Side, has been temporarily renamed A Midwinter’s Night Dream as part of a holiday pop-up takeover.
The pop-up bar, which will be open until Jan. 1, was created to make guests think of winter forests, fairy kingdoms and magic, according to TimeOut New York.
The woodsy atmosphere was the dream of award-winning New York City bartender Cody Goldstein, who partnered with a team of art directors, designers, producers and painters from Parsons the New School for Design.
“Replete with draping tulle canopies, floral garlands and twinkling fairy lights, LOCL Bar will be an incarnation of a fairy woodland wonderland best enjoyed with a specialty cocktail (or more!),” according to an event listing. “Travelers and locals alike will be enveloped in whimsical warmth and a luxe escape from dropping temperatures and darkening days.”
The design seems successful so far—people have been posting Instagram captions such as “Drinking in a winter wonderland” and “‘Tis the season!”
In addition to alcohol, the snow globes contain tiny holiday-themed mailboxes, miniature Santa figurines and other holiday trinkets. The cocktail itself, named Shakespeare’s Globe, is made with gin, root beer seltzer, vanilla syrup, triple sec and liqueur that tastes like a Christmas tree, according to Nneya Richards, who runs the blog ‘N A Perfect World. It also contains edible disco glitter!
If drinking liquid Christmas doesn’t put you in the holiday mood, I don’t know what will.
There’s also a drink called Gnomeo & Juliet, which is served in a copper gnome figurine.
Another is called Love In Idleness, which will transform from blue to purple before your eyes. You can feel good drinking this cocktail, too, as $2 from every drink purchased will be donated to Save the Children, a nonprofit that helps children around the world.
No plans to visit New York City anytime soon? Try making your own snow globe cocktails at home a regular wine or cocktail glass, rosemary as a tree and yogurt-covered raisins for a snowman. Follow the instructions below: