It may not snow in South Florida over the holidays, but locals know how to make good cheers! And, Miracle, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bar, makes it fun with a festive menu of ‘naughty and nice’ signature cocktails, and over-the-top, vintage Christmas decorations.
The Miracle pop-up bars started in New York City, in 2014, by Greg Boehm. Miracle will again spread holiday cheer as it celebrates its sixth anniversary in more than 100 locations around the world. Joann Spiegel, General Manager of Mace in New York’s East Village, is the mastermind behind Miracle’s crafty cocktails.
In South Florida, the Christmas pop-up bars are opening during Thanksgiving holiday week, in Delray Beach, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. There are 10 cocktails, including one for Hanukkah, offered on the Miracle menu. In addition, two types of shots will be offered – the “Nice” shot, with rum, peppermint tea and chocolate, and the “Naughty” shot, with bourbon and cinnamon.
Here’s a sampling of the Christmas-themed cocktails offered at ALL the South Florida Miracle pop-up bar locations as well as all Miracle pop-up bars around the world:
Miracle Death or Glory Bar – Delray Beach
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Rum, Batavia Arrack, Black Chai Tea, Date-infused Oat Milk, and Vanilla Syrup; served hot.
Miracle at Death or Glory – Delray Beach Details
116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL; @deathorglorybar_delray ; deathorglorybar.com
Dates + Hours: November 25 through Tuesday, December 31. Open seven days a week from 3 pm -2 am, with Sunday brunch from 11 am-3 pm. Menu with holiday-themed dishes also available.
Miracle on Rosemary – West Palm Beach
Rye Whiskey, Gingerbread Syrup, Tiki Bitters, Whole Egg, And Gingersnap Cookie Crumbs.
Miracle on Rosemary – West Palm Beach Details
550 South Rosemary Avenue, #160, (at Rosemary Square), West Palm Beach, FL; @MiracleWPB ; rosemarysquarewpb.com/west-palm-beach/miracleonrosemary
Dates + Hours: November 27 through Tuesday, December 31. Open seven days a week from 3 pm -2 am. James Beard Award winner Mark Militello will be offering a special holiday menu featuring seasonal dishes with a focus on fresh local fish, seafood and produce.
Miracle on Las Olas – Fort Lauderdale
Caramelized Pecan Bourbon, Spiced Molasses Syrup, And Wormwood Bitters.
Miracle on Las Olas – Fort Lauderdale Details
Java & Jam Diner, 301 East Las Olas Boulevard, Downtown Fort Lauderdale; @javaandjam; java-jam.com
Dates + Hours: November 27 through January 2. Will be open from 5-10 pm Sunday-Tuesday, and 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday-Saturday. Each day at 5 pm, enjoy holiday comfort classics like meatloaf, short rib-stuffed meatball, chicken-fried steak and Reuben sandwiches.
Each pop-up bar -Miracle on Rosemary, Miracle at Death or Glory and Miracle at Las Olas, will host an international “Ugly Sweater” party on Monday, December 2, starting at 5 pm. The goal is to have as many Miracle locations around the globe participate, making it the largest combined ugly sweater gathering the world has ever seen. Guests are encouraged to don festive garb – the tackier, the better – and post the ‘evidence’ on social media.
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