New York’s Christmas Miracle pop-up bar puts Austin on its nice list

A festive holiday tradition of cocktails returns, the famous Christmas-themed Miracle pop-up bar returns to town with installations in 90 bars across the United States, including Austin.

Miracle takes over existing bars and turns them into a temporary Christmas bar with a festive decor serving holiday-themed drinks.

The idea for this annual acquisition was developed in 2014 by New Yorker Greg Boehm, who owns a cash supply company called Cocktail Kingdom.

In a statement, Böhm admits that the mood will be different in 2020.

“It’s been a tough year for everyone, no doubt, and our industry has been hit hard, so some holiday cheer is in order,” said Boehm. “We feel incredibly lucky to welcome back so many of our dedicated partner locations and even welcome new ones around the world, with the safety and enjoyment of our guests our top priority.”

Select locations offer takeaway cocktails and, where possible, outdoor seating areas are set up for social distancing.

Joann Spiegel’s cocktails use holiday flavors and are served in playful cups and glassware from the Bohemian supply store, which they also sell. How convenient.

The new cocktails for 2020 include:

  • Jolly Koala with gin, vermouth and pine cardamom saga Cordial

  • Dasher with bourbon, mezcal, sweet wormwood, spiced hibiscus, burlesque bitters and lemon

  • Fruitcake Flip with Brandy, Jamaican Overproof Rum, Amaretto, Fruitcake, Cherry Bitters and a whole egg

The popup will begin on November 23rd and will run until the end of 2020. It’s located in the following bars in Texas:

  • Austin: Miracles on 5th Street (in the Eleanor by The Roosevelt Room)

  • Dallas: Miracles at 2010B Greenville Ave.

  • Fort Worth: Miracles on the South Main

  • Houston: Miracles at Johnny (at Johnny’s Gold Brick)

  • Waco: Miracles on Austin Ave (at Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits)

There’s also a tiki-themed pop-up called Sippin Santa that’s going to happen in just 25 cities in the US, including Austin and Dallas. (It hit Houston before, but not this year.)

Sippin ‘Santa works with tiki cocktail expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, the owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 in New Orleans, which is home to his own Sippin’ Santa location every year.

In Austin, it’ll be Sippin ‘Santa in Nickel City.

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