Miracle on 2nd (2024) @ Rob Roy Seattle

Pass the Christmaspolitans 🍸

📸: Miracle on 2nd | Rob Roy

Right on the corner of Battery Street and 2nd Avenue is a miracle—the Miracle on 2nd

At least… for the last month or so of the year. 

Every year, usually starting in November, the vaunted and swanky Rob Roy ceases to be a James Beard-nominated cocktail bar and turns into Miracle on 2nd, Christmas cocktail bar. Replete with kitschy decor and red velvet out the wazoo, it’s the perfect setting for adults who want some Christmas cheer and a strong drink. The bartenders all don holiday-appropriate attire, and they’ve even been known to host ugly sweater parties and seminars on how to make tasty holiday drinks that don’t suck.

Initially started as a part of an NYC-based cocktail pop-up franchise nearly ten years before the pandemic, Belltown’s Miracle on 2nd is now a beloved Christmas tradition here in Seattle. While the exact menu changes from year to year, past Miracle on 2nd selections included:

🎅 The Christmaspolitan (vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, lime, rosemary, and absinthe mist)

🔔 The Jingle Balls Nog (cognac, sherry, almond milk, cream, egg, vanilla, and nutmeg)

🎁 The Christmas Cricket (blanco tequila, vanilla liqueur, minty amaro, coco pandan, cream, mole bitters, and dark chocolate)

Knock back a couple Christmaspolitans and you’ll be ho, ho, ho-ing on your merry way home!

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.