Christmas Pop-up Bars, Miracle and Sippin’ Santa Return For Another Festive Season

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NEW YORK CITY (press release) – Heading into its seventh year, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bars Miracle and Beachbum Berry Presents: Sippin’ Santa are excited to return for another holiday season. As this special time of year quickly approaches, spirited cheer, universal desire for hope, nostalgia, and Christmas spirit is needed more than ever. Year over year, Miracle and Sippin’ Santa have been the festive, fun and whimsical destinations for gathering with friends and family to enjoy delicious seasonal drinks, and 2020 will bring the same holiday magic along with a few twists.

The concept for Miracle was born in 2014, when upon the advice of his mother, Greg Boehm decided to halt construction of what was to be his new East Village cocktail bar Mace to transform the unfinished space into a winter wonderland serving holiday-themed drinks among festive décor. As crowds swarmed what became Miracle on Ninth, Boehm’s friends throughout the bar industry began reaching out to him and General Manager Joann Spiegel to see how they could recreate the holiday magic in their own bars –and expansion has boomed ever since.

From the beginning of November to the end of December 2020, Miracle and Sippin’ Santa locations will toast the season with a festive menu of signature cocktails and over the top holiday décor, from classic to contemporary and everything in between. Twerking Santa is right at home next to twinkling lights, vintage garlands, reindeer figurines, and humorous holiday cards. Pair the extravagant setting with the perfect soundtrack of holiday songs, and guests are immediately filled with merriment.

“We are excited to be able to continue Miracle this year, especially in such an unprecedented time,” says Greg Boehm, owner and creator of Miracle. “It has undoubtedly been a tough year for everyone, and our industry has been hit hard, so some holiday cheer is in order. We feel incredibly lucky to welcome back so many of our dedicated partner locations and even welcome new ones across the world, with the safety and enjoyment of our guests as our top priority.”

Joann Spiegel, the mastermind behind the brand’s cocktail repertoire, has created a roster of delightful, holiday inclined libations with a few fan favorites from years past making a reappearance. Guests can expect unique and unusual cocktails that play on classic holiday flavors in playful mugs and glassware. New this year are the Jolly Koala with Gin, Vermouth and Pine-Cardamom-Sage Cordial; the On Dasher, a concoction of Bourbon, Mezcal, Sweet Vermouth, Spiced Hibiscus, Burlesque Bitters, and Lemon; and the Fruitcake Flip, made of Brandy, Jamaican Overproof Rum, Amaretto, Fruitcake, Cherry Bitters, and a Whole Egg. Now classic Miracle cocktails back for the season include the Snowball Old-Fashioned, Christmapolitan and Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!.

Fueled by the success of cornerstone locations in New York City and New Orleans, Sippin Santa’ will once again continue with partner and Tiki cocktail expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, described as one of Imbibe magazine’s “25 most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century.” Beachbum Berry is the author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, as well as owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 in New Orleans, home to his own Sippin’ Santa location annually. This year’s roster of cocktails includes new drinks like the Kaloka Colada, Dark Jamaican & Gold Puerto Rican Rums, Pumpkin Spiced Coconut Cream, Curacao, Lime Juice and Orange Juice; the Parrot in a Pear Tree, made with Blanco Tequila, Pear Liqueur, Applejack, Lime Juice, Parrot Mix, and Black Walnut Bitters; and The Regifter, Martinique Rhum Agricole, Caramelized Pineapple-Garam Masala Syrup, Cherry Liqueur, and Lemon Juice.

As always, the intricate Cocktail Kingdom custom glassware will be available for purchase exclusively at select locations during the duration of the pop-ups, making it the gift that keeps on giving. This year, Miracle will donate 10% of all proceeds from the sale of Santa Pants, Christmas Carol Barrel and Santa Heads signature glassware to the James Beard Foundation Open for Good campaign to aid the relief efforts of independent restaurants.

Miracle and Sippin’ Santa are fortunate to continue to partner with some of the best cocktail bars across the country, but as the safety of guests will be more important than ever, the pop-up concepts may look a bit different than in the past. All locations will follow direction from local officials for capacity and health guidelines. Select participating locations will offer to-go cocktails (where legally able to do so), elaborate outdoor seating areas will be set up where possible to practice social distancing while meeting capacity guidelines, and many locations will enhance their event offerings, usually conducted on-site only, to include online components via Zoom and social media platforms. Offerings by location will vary, so please check with your local pop-up and their social media platforms for more information.

 

2020 Miracle Partners (As of 9.24.20 / List subject to change)

  1. Asheville, NC – Miracle on Haywood Road (at The Golden Pineapple)
  2. Atlanta, GA – Miracle at Wonderkid
  3. Atlanta, GA – Miracle on Highland (at The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at Parish)
  4. Au, Switzerland – Miracle at 52 Magic Bar
  5. Austin, TX – Miracle on 5th Street (at The Eleanor by The Roosevelt Room)
  6. Bellingham, WA – Miracle at Swim Club Wet Bar
  7. Bentonville, AR – Miracle on 2nd Street (at Undercroft)
  8. Birmingham, AL – Miracle on 24th Street (at Queen’s Park)
  9. Boulder, CO – Miracle at Avanti Boulder
  10. Calgary, AB Canada – Miracle on 1st Street YYC (at Proof)
  11. Charleston, SC – Miracle at Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails
  12. Cincinnati, OH – Miracle at The Overlook Lodge
  13. Cleveland, OH – Miracle at Society Lounge
  14. Columbus, OH – Miracle at The Citizens Trust
  15. Dallas, TX – Miracle at Hide
  16. Davenport, IA – Miracle at The Freight House
  17. Delray Beach, FL – Miracle at Death or Glory
  18. Denver, CO – Miracle at Avanti F&B
  19. Denver, CO – Miracle on Larimer Square
  20. Detroit, MI – Miracle at TBD
  21. Edmond, OK – Miracle on Boulevard (at Jack Rabbit Slim’s)
  1. Edmonton, CA – Miracle at CRAFT Beer Market
  1. Elkridge, MD – Miracle at Mutiny Pirate Bar & Grille
  2. Freehold, NJ – Miracle at Game Time Bar and Grill
  3. Fresno, CA – Miracle at Modernist
  4. Frisco, TX – Miracle at The Aussie Grind
  5. Ft. Wayne, IN – Miracle on Jefferson (at Sidecar)
  6. Ft. Worth, TX – Miracle on South Main
  7. Fulton, MD – Miracle at Libs Grill
  8. Gainesville, FL – Miracle on University (at Madrina’s)
  9. Galveston, TX – Miracle at Daiquiri Time Out
  10. Glasgow, Scotland – Miracle at TBD
  11. Houston, TX – Miracle at Johnny’s (at Johnny’s Gold Brick)
  12. Jacksonville, FL – Miracle on the Square (at Grape & Grain Exchange)
  13. Jersey City, NJ – Miracle on Mercer (at Franklin Social)
  14. Kamloops, BC Canada – Miracle at Terra Restaurant
  15. Kansas City, MO – Miracle on the Plaza
  1. Kansas City, MO – Miracle at Rockhill (at The Rockhill Grille)
  2. Kelowna, CA – Miracle at CRAFT Beer Market
  3. Knoxville, TN – Miracle on Gay Street (at Sapphire Fine Food & Fancy Drinks)
  4. Lafayette, LA – Miracle at Pamplona Tapas Bar & Restaurant
  1. Las Vegas, NV – Miracle on Spring Mountain (at The Sand Dollar Lounge)
  2. London, ON Canada – Miracle at Union Ten (Union Ten Distilling Co.)
  1. London, England – Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
  1. Long Beach, CA – Miracle at The Ordinarie
  2. Louisville, CO – Miracle at Por Wine House
  3. Louisville, KY – Miracle on Market (at Galaxie)
  4. Ludlow, VT – Miracle on Main Street (at Main + Mountain)
  5. Madison, WI – Miracle on King Street (at Lucille)
  6. Manhattan, KS – Miracle on Moro (at The HiLo)
  7. Melbourne, Australia – Miracle at Above Board
  1. Miami, FL – Miracle at Wynwood (at Gramp’s)
  1. Milwaukee, WI – Miracle on 2nd Street (at the Tin Widow)
  2. Minneapolis, MN – Miracle at Lawless Distilling
  3. Minneapolis, MN – Miracle at Stilheart
  4. Montreal, QC Canada – Miracle on De La Commune (The Cold Room)
  5. Morristown, NJ – Miracle at Iron Bar
  6. New Brunswick, NJ – Miracle at Catherine Lombardi
  7. New Orleans, LA – Miracle at Barrel Proof
  8. New Orleans, LA – Miracle at Longway Tavern
  9. New York, NY – Miracle on 12th Street
  10. New York, NY – Miracle on 9th Street
  11. Nutley, NJ – Miracle on Centre (at Cowan’s Public)
  12. Omaha, NB – Miracle at Mercury
  13. Orlando, FL – Miracle on Orange (at The Courtesy)
  14. Panama City, Panama – Miracle at aMano
  15. Pensacola, FL – Miracle on Palafox (at Old Hickory Whiskey Bar)
  16. Perry Hall, MD – Miracle at Libs Grill
  17. Petaluma, CA – Miracle at Brewsters Beer Garden
  18. Pittsburgh, PA – Miracle on Liberty
  19. Quebec City, QC Canada – Miracle at Maelstrom Café
  20. Richmond, VA – Miracle on Cary Street (at The Jasper)
  21. Sacramento, CA – Miracle on J Street (at The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar)
  22. Salt Lake City, UT – Miracle on 2nd (at The Vault at Bambara)
  23. San Diego, CA – Miracle on 30th Street (at Polite Provisions)
  24. San Francisco, CA – Miracle at PCH (at Pacific Cocktail Haven)
  25. San Jose, CA – Miracle on 1st Street (at Paper Plane)
  26. Seattle, WA – Miracle on 2nd (at Rob Roy)
  27. St. Augustine, FL – Miracle at Forgotten Tonic
  28. St. Louis, MO – Miracle at Small Change
  29. St. Petersburg, FL – Miracle at Mezzo (at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails)
  30. Tavares, FL – Miracle on Main (at Crafted Concoctions)
  31. Temecula, CA – Miracle at The Apparition Room
  32. Toronto, ON Canada – Miracle at Civil Liberties
  33. Topeka, KS – Miracle at AJ’s NY Pizzeria II
  34. Virginia Beach, VA – Miracle at Tin Cup Kitchen + Oyster Bar
  35. Waco, TX – Miracle on Austin Ave (at Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits)
  36. Washington, D.C. – Miracle at Death Punch Bar
  37. Waterbury, CT – Miracle at Highland Brass Co.
  38. White River Junction, VT – Miracle at Wolf Tree

 

Sippin’ Santa Partners

  1. Anaheim, CA – Sippin’ Santa at Strong Water
  2. Arlington Heights, IL – Sippin’ Santa at Cortland’s Garage
  3. Asheville, NC – Sippin’ Santa at The Montford Rooftop Bar
  4. Atlanta, GA – Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton
  5. Austin, TX – Sippin’ Santa at Nickel City
  6. Birmingham, AL – Sippin’ Santa at Neon Moon
  7. Boston, MA – Sippin’ Santa at Shore Leave
  8. Calgary, AB Canada – Sippin’ Santa at Ricardo’s Hideaway
  9. Chicago, IL – Sippin’ Santa at Cortland’s Garage
  10. Dallas, TX – Sippin’ Santa at Royal 38
  11. Denver, CO – Sippin’ Santa at The Arvada Tavern
  12. Detroit, MI – Sippin’ Santa at The Skip
  13. Harrison, NJ – Sippin’ Santa at The Vanguard
  14. Kansas City, MO – Sippin’ Santa at Julep
  15. New Orleans, LA – Sippin’ Santa at Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29
  16. New York, NY – Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker
  17. Ottawa, ON Canada – Sippin’ Santa at The Standard
  18. Phoenix, AZ – Sippin’ Santa at Bitter & Twisted
  19. Powell, OH – Sippin’ Santa at Huli Huli
  20. Sacramento, CA – Sippin’ Santa at The Jungle Bird
  21. San Diego, CA – Sippin’ Santa at The Grass Skirt
  22. San Francisco, CA – Sippin’ Santa at Kona’s Street Market
  23. Seattle, WA – Sippin’ Santa at Vinnie’s
  24. St. Louis, MO – Sippin’ Santa on Locust
  25. Washington, D.C. – Sippin’ Santa at Archipelago

 

2020 Miracle Cocktail Menu

COCKTAILS

 

Christmapolitan

Vodka, Elderflower, Dry Vermouth, Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Rosemary, Lime, Absinthe Mist

 

Jolly Koala

Gin, Vermouth, Pine-Cardamom-Sage Cordial

 

Snowball Old-Fashioned

Rye, Gingerbread, Angostura Bitters, Wormwood Bitters, Orange Essence

 

On Dasher

Bourbon, Mezcal, Sweet Vermouth, Spiced Hibiscus, Burlesque Bitters, Lemon

 

Bad Santa (served hot)

Mulled Red Wine, Tawny Port, Orange Liqueur, Christmas Spices

 

Christmas Carol Barrel

Reposado Tequila, Coffee Liqueur, Dry Curacao, Spiced Chocolate

 

Fruitcake Flip

Brandy, Jamaican Overproof Rum, Amaretto, Fruitcake, Cherry Bitters, Whole Egg

 

SanTaRex

Tequila, Herbal Mint Liqueur, Cacao Blanc, Mezcal, Serrano, Coconut, Acid-Adjusted Pineapple

 

Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!

Blend of Four Rums, Pumpkin-Almond Orgeat, Lime, Angostura Bitters

 

 

Jingle Balls Nog

Cognac, Cream Sherry, Almond Milk, Cream, Egg, Vanilla, Nutmeg

 

 

SHOTS

 

Nice Shot

Rum, Peppermint Tea, Chocolate

 

Naughty Shot

Bourbon, Cinnamon

 

Mistletoe Shot

Gingerbread Spiced Rye

 

2020 Sippin’ Santa Cocktail Menu

 

COCKTAILS

 

Kaloka Colada

Dark Jamaican & Gold Puerto Rican Rums, Pumpkin Spiced Coconut Cream, Orange Curacao, Lime Juice, Orange Juice

 

Sippin’ Santa

Aged Demerara Rum, Amaro, Nutmeg Syrup, Cinnamon Syrup, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice

 

Parrot in a Pear Tree

Blanco Tequila, Pear Liqueur, Parrot Mix, Black Walnut Bitters, Apple Brandy, Lime Juice

 

North Pole Punch

Bourbon, Overproof & Dark Jamaican Rums, Creme de Banana, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon Syrup, Lime Juice

 

Brah Humbug (served hot)

Scotch, Drambuie, Mulled Wine Syrup

 

Blitzen Bowl (for two)

Jamaican & Demerara Rums, Allspice Dram, Apricot Brandy, Tuaca, Ginger Syrup, Lime Juice, Angostura Bitters, Almond Bitters

 

Runaway Sleigh

London Dry Gin, Cranberry-Sage Syrup, Lime Juice

 

Endless Summer Swizzle

Overproof Dark Rum, Lime Juice, Nutmeg Syrup, Herbal Liqueur, Angostura Bitters

 

Rum Rum Rudolph (shot)

Pineapple & Overproof Dark Rums, Coffee Liqueur

 

 

 

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