Do you believe in miracles, Salt Lake City?
Hotel Monaco is hoping that you do, there’s a with a kitschy and seasonal month long pop-up bar takeover of The Vault sure to make the holidays a little more cheerful.
Miracle on 2nd, the bar’s temporary name, has all the trimmings of the Christmas season. There’s lights, strung from The Vault’s high ceilings, the framed art on the walls are all wrapped in holiday paper with ribbon and bows and—of course—a giant nutcracker. And while the Miracle bar itself is an international pop-up event, the staff at The Vault did all the decoration planning on their own, and it is Instagram-ready.
Additionally, there’s holiday-themed barware—barrels, nog mugs and highballs with Santa and his reindeer in various forms, all there to support the pop-up’s holiday-themed drink menu.
The menu offers 10 craft cocktails and two shots (one naughty, one nice, natch). And the cocktails all have cheeky names.
Take the Christmopolitan (vodka, Elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime, absinthe mist) or the Koala-La La La, La La La La (gin,pine, dry vermouth, lime, eucalyptus syrup, orange bitters)—or the one with the name that the media group I was with found the most pleasing—Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!, with a nod to the Christmas classic film, Die Hard (sweet potato Barbados rum, cachaça, Trinidad over-proof rum, dry curacao, marshmallow orgeat, lime).
If you really want to kick up your holiday festivities, Hotel Monaco has created a special Christmas suite. There you’ll find a tree, stockings, classic Christmas movies and cookies and cocoa. And a fast-pass to get priority seating at Miracle.
All of this is to say that with this kind of Christmas cheer, Temple Square won’t be the only thing downtown that gets lit this holiday season.
Miracle is at The Vault through December 30, 2018. 15 W. 200 South, SLC