What to Know
Here and Now
July 23-28, 2019
The light-hearted tradition of observing "Christmas in July" can take on several forms, depending on the direction you look.
On television? You may come across a movie that's typically enjoyed in December.
On your go-to shopping site? There may be sales labeled as "Christmas in July," even if the products don't boast sparkly snowmen or candy canes.
But sometimes, if you're lucky, and you like a bit of holiday spirit with your spirited sip, a full-on pop-up of the most festive variety will return for six season-celebrating days.
Blitzen's, a yuletide-themed overlay of the Here and Now bar, made its first jolly appearance in December 2018.
Fancy nog-based cocktails, dishes with a bit of wintry flair, and glasses bearing the visage of Santa Claus were hallmarks of the first go-around of the limited-time event, as were tinsel strands and lights around the bar.
That tinsel, and those Santa'd glasses, are making a merry return from July 23-28, 2019.
The December-summoning sips include Gin-gle all the Way (think Ford's Gin, Linie Aquavit, Licor 43, Lime and Tonic) and Mele Kalikimada, a rummy beverage that also rocks the mulled wine syrup.
On the food front? Sweet Potato Fritters are one toothsome choice, and, for sure, adding some delicious seasonal flavor.
Are you counting the months before the first box of ornaments appears on the shelf at your local store?
You can jumpstart the joy, in late July, at a whimsical and nutmeg-scented nod to the hallmarks of the holiday-iest stretch of the year.