Once again the interactive Ice Bar offers a bit of martini merriment in Lumen the lobby bar of The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta. Which still has the most amazing bar menu I have ever seen. It lights up! Have you ever struggles to see a menu in a dark bar or restaurant (ala 6 feet under)? Well they have solved that issue here!

Here is how the ice bar works! Guests may select a special martini—such as the Orient Appletini or the Purple Cosmo—and watch as the bartender pours the vodka down the sculpted ice luge, chilling the beverage as it splashes into the guest’s glass. The Ice Bar is open Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Separate from the ice bar, their is a signature holiday cocktail for 2012 is the “Pine Tree,” created by the hotel’s mixologist, and offered in Lumen throughout December.

Be sure to visit so you can check out the Pine Tree!

 The Pine Tree

One and a half ounces Maker’s Mark or other premium bourbon whiskey

One ounce Midori Melon Liqueur

Half ounce of fresh lemon juice

Splash of ginger ale

Three green cherries

One sprig of fresh Rosemary

Combine first three ingredients in cocktail shaker, shake vigorously and pour over ice into a martini glass. Top with a splash of ginger ale, garnish with green cherries and rosemary sprig.

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown)