CoTM: The Place Beyond The Pines @ Danico


Seasons Greetings, LOLOS! It’s easy to heart the holidays with all the festivities, friends and family time. But it comes with a side of seasonal stress, right? Between shopping, organizing, cleaning, cooking, traveling and other end-of-year obligations, we’re often on the verge of holiday meltdown. It can be hard to enjoy this time of year with the extra—even unnecessary—pressures. Next time you feel like you’re becoming another Christmastime casualty, take a deep breath and remember to be nice to yourself. You’ve been working hard all month (all year, in fact!) and you deserve a little Yuletide cheer.

This month’s cocktail, The Place Beyond the Pines from Danico is just the holiday pick-me-up you need. Mix yourself one with the recipe below. Even better, stop into the bar. It’s decked out in twinkly tinsel and trees and the cocktails are being served in drinkware that would make Santa proud. And, just between us, the barmen here make for the best kind of Christmas eye candy! Ladies (and gents), you’re welcome.

CoTM: The Place Beyond The Pines @ Danico

Serving Size: One Cocktail

CoTM: The Place Beyond The Pines @ Danico


  • 25ml Citadelle Gin
  • 25ml Liqueur de Sapin Dolin
  • 15ml Vanilla syrup*
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 5 peppermint leaves
  • Soda (for top up)

  • *To make vanilla syrup, mix one cup sugar with one cup water over low heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, add a vanilla bean and let cool. Remove vanilla bean. Syrup can be stored for two weeks.


  1. Shake all ingredients except soda with 4 ice cubes.
  2. Pour a big dash of soda into an ice filled Collins glass
  3. Double strain cocktail on top
  4. Garnish with tiny pinecones as they do at the bar, or with something equally festive.



6 rue Vivienne, Paris, 75002

LES LOLOS Tip:  Bar owner Nico de Soto has taken his Miracle on Ninth Street Popup Christmas/Hanukkah bar concept global. He’s paired up with Cocktail Kingdom to deliver decorations, festive drinkware and a special seasonal drinks menu to nice bar boys and girls all over the world. Even if you aren’t in Paris for December, you can partake in the same Danico holiday spirit at other participating bars around the world. Stop into Rob Roy in Seattle, the Trap in Athens, or Sippin’ Santa’s Surfshack in NYC (and of course, Nico’s NYC bar, Mace). Follow their Facebook page to find Miracle bars near you.

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Forest Collins is the creator of the site 52 Martinis, a guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and founder of The Chamber, a private popup cocktail club. She’s been featured in The New York Times, Le Figaro and The Guardian.

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