In October, the drink you ordered at Lawless might’ve arrived on a bed of glowing rocks, or been garnished with a bloodcurdling scream from your bartender. By the next month, they’d traded spook for Santa with Miracle at Lawless, the annual holiday-themed pop-up that makes it look like an elf on uppers decorated the cocktail room. And in the dead of winter, it was summertime vibes all the way: Bomb Pops in your glass, Hawaiian shirts on the staff. Minneapolis’ most mirthful distillery puts the fun in fundamentals better than any peewee coach, with a lineup of top-shelf spirits (we’re big fans of the Greenway Gin, especially) plus the know-how to craft drinks—and an overall experience—you won’t soon forget.
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