1. Visit a Christmas Cocktail Bar
Want to make spirits bright this holiday season? It may seem obvious, but it’s easy to do with the right spirits. Several cocktail bars across the state are getting in the holiday spirit by transforming their spaces into certified winter wonderlands and their menus into candy cane, gingerbread, and eggnog dreams. From Nov. 22 to Dec. 30 Birmingham’s Queen’s Park transforms into Miracle on 24th Street, a magical, over-the-top holiday-themed pop-up bar. Try fun and festive cocktails like the SanTaRex, with blanco tequila, mezcal, melon liquor, almond orgeat, lime, and Tiki bitters in special glassware featuring T-rex in a Santa hat. Phat Sammy’s in Huntsville hosts a similar Christmas pop-up bar, only with a Tiki theme. Sippin’ Santa features cocktails like Azul Navidad, Kriss Kringle Colada, and more.