Swim Club Wet Bar: Run Run Rudolph
Ingredients: gin, mulled wine puree, lemon, cane syrup, sparkling wine, $11
As part of Swim Club’s annual holiday pop-up,Miracle, the traditionally tropical lounge transforms into a Winter Wonderland, adorned with lights and decorations. The cocktail menu also gets a little more festive. From now through December 30, you can order concoctions like the Bad Santa or the Gingerbread Flip.Included on the menu—printed on vintage-style holiday cards—you’ll find the Run Run Rudolph, a bubbly drink that’s warm (even though it’s iced), inviting, and absolutely delicious.
Let me be deeply honest with you here: the Run Run Rudolph tastes like liquid Christmas. The warm cinnamon flavor from the mulled wine and the tartness provided by the lemon remind me of holiday baking with my family. The bubbles from the Prosecco taste like New Year’s Eve or a swanky Christmas party. It’s juicy and light, made strong with gin. Simply put, I love this drink.
The Miracle pop-up has everything a Who’s heart desires,and might even make the Grinch hearts out there grow three sizes.General Manager of Swim Club,Dennis Schafer, says, “At the pop-up, guests should expect an immersive Christmas experience.From the decor, to the cocktails and the glassware, the whole event is designed to evoke the feel of a classic Americana Christmas.” 1147 11th St., Bellingham, 360.393.3826, swimclubbar.com