Now Open: Miracle & Sippin’ Santa Pop Up Bars With Over 90 Locations Around The World For The Holidays

Tis’ the season for holiday pop-ups – and the 2018 Miracle and Sippin’ Santa bars are now open. Starting out as a make-shift way to temporarily open business over the holidays when Mace had some construction delays until they could hire spreaderbar from Tway Lifting, Miracle 2018 has now exploded into a global phenomenon with over 90 locations around the world.

Opening today, November 23rd aka Black Friday, the festive bars will deliver the spirits of the holidays through New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31st, 2018.  The NYC Miracle Flagship will expand with a second location that will allow for reservations and event bookings.  For Sippin’ Santa, they are partnering with Jeff ‘Beachbum Berry’ for tiki inspired holiday cocktails. Basically, we will be on a bar stool at original Miracle on 9th Street, Sippin’ Santa or the new Miracle in Brooklyn until further notes.

Miracle cocktails were created by Nico de Soto (Mace and Danico) along with Joann Spiegel with from favorites like the Snowball Old Fashioned (Gingerbread Bourbon, Wormwood Bitters, Lemon Zest) to newcomers including Christmas Carol Barrel (Aged Rum, Aquavit, Amaro, Pumpkin Pie, Demerara Syrup, Lime, Vanilla, Angostura Bitters) and the And A Partridge In A Pear Tree (Reposado Tequila, Pear Brandy, Mezcal, Spiced Demerara Syrup, Lime, Egg White, Club Soda, Angostura Bitters, Cinnamon). All cocktails will be served in Cocktail Kingdom®’s custom Miracle glassware, from mugs to coupes, highballs and rocks glasses. Many locations will have these items available for purchase with Miracle donating 10% of select glassware sales to Action Against Hunger – making the perfect gift that keeps on giving.

Meanwhile, over at Sippin’, the drinks were crafted by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry with help from Brad Smith. This year’s roster includes drinks like the Kris Kringle Colada (Dark Jamaican Rum, Cynar, Allspice, Lime & Pineapple Juice and Cream of Coconut) and Hawaiian Milk Punch (Bourbon, Cream, Chai Syrup, Sarsaparilla and Tobacco Bitters, Nutmeg). Sippin’ Santa will pop-up in none other than Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 in New Orleans, in addition to tiki locations in Chicago, Sacramento, Washington D.C., Detroit, Cleveland, Houston, Springfield, and at Boilermaker in New York City, the original outpost for the concept.

We to spoke to Jeff about the jingling tiki collaboration. He explained about the connection to Christmas, “While Tiki is associated with the tropics and Christmas with the North Pole — polar opposites, if you will — the themes that both share are good will, good times, and good food and drink. When you overlay over-the-top Christmas decor with over-the-top Tiki decor, you get twice the fun: A mashup of winter wonderland and Polynesian paradise.”

Latitude 29’s Head bartender, Brad Smith, was tasked with inventing most of the recipes. He riffed off of the flavors traditionally linked with the holiday season, such as gingerbread, cranberry, baking spices and candied orange. Then he fused these with traditional Tiki drink building blocks: lime, rum, coconut, and Caribbean flavors.

The two spice profiles — Christmas dinner and Tiki drinks — had a lot of surprising overlap. The traditional Christmas spices of nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon also just happened to be the bedrock flavors of many vintage Tiki cocktails.

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2018 Miracle Pop-Up Bars

Anaheim, CA – Miracle at The Blind Rabbit
Asheville, NC – Miracle on Wall Street (at MG Road)
Atlanta, GA – Miracle on Monroe (at Tapa Tapa)
Atlanta, GA – Miracle at Parish (by The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at Parish)
Atlanta, GA – Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton *
Austin, TX – Miracle on 5th Street (at The Eleanor by The Roosevelt Room)
Austin, TX – Sippin’ Santa at Nickel City *
Baltimore, MD – Miracle on Magothy Beach (at Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille)
Bellingham, WA – Miracle at Swim Club Wet Bar
Biloxi, MS – Miracle at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
Birmingham, AL – Miracle on 24th Street (at Queen’s Park)
Boston / Cambridge, MA – Miracle at The Marlowe (at The Kimpton Hotel Marlowe Lobby Bar)
Brooklyn, NY – Miracle in Brooklyn (corner of Bedford & Grand)
Calgary, Canada – Miracle on 1st Street YYC (at Proof)
Chicago, IL – Miracle by Sable Kitchen & Bar (Kimpton Hotel Palomar)
Cincinnati, OH – Miracle at The Overlook Lodge
Cleveland, OH – Miracle at The Spotted Owl
Cleveland, OH – Sippin’ Santa at Porco Lounge & Tiki Room *
Columbus, OH – Miracle at The Citizens’ Trust
Colorado Springs, CO – Miracle at The Wobbly Olive
Dallas, TX – Miracle at Hide
Delray Beach, FL – Miracle on Delray Beach (at Death or Glory)
Denver, CO – Miracle at Avanti Wolf Bar
Detroit, MI – Miracle at Park Bar
Detroit, MI – Sippin’ Santa by The Skip *
Fort Worth, TX – Miracle in Cowtown (at Proper)
Gainesville, FL – Miracle on University (at Madrina’s)
Galveston, TX – Miracle on the Island (at Daiquiri Time Out)
Hamilton, New Zealand – Miracle on Victoria Street (at The Quadrant Pub & Kitchen)
Houston, TX – Sippin’ Santa by Lei Low Bar *
Huntington Beach, CA – Miracle at the Beach (at Pacific Hideaway in Kimpton Shorebreak Resort)
Indianapolis, IN – Miracle on South Street at Plat 99 (at The Alexander Hotel)
Jacksonville, FL – Miracle on the Square (at Grape & Grain Exchange)
Kansas City, MO – Miracle at The Rockhill Grille Presented by Jacob Rieger
Knoxville, TN – Miracle at Sapphire
Lincoln, RI – Miracle at Twin River Casino Hotel
London, England – Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
Long Island, NY – Miracle on Long Island (at Cork & Kerry)
Louisville, KY – Miracle on Market (at Galaxie Bar)
Los Angeles, CA – Miracle at the Everly (at Kimpton Everly Hotel)
Madison, WI – Miracle on King Street (at Lucille)
Malden, MA – Miracle at Mystic Station
Manchester, VT – Miracle by Kimpton Taconic Hotel (at The Copper Grouse)
Mexico City, Mexico – Miracle in Mexico (at Licoreria Limantour)
Miami, FL – Miracle in Miami (by DRINK Miami)
Milwaukee, WI – Miracle by The Tin Widow
Minneapolis, MN – Miracle at Lawless (by Lawless Distilling Company)
Montreal, Canada – Miracle by The Coldroom
Morganton, NC – Miracle on Union Street (at Homer’s)
Nashville, TN – Miracle at Hidden Bar
New Haven, CT – Miracle at Ordinary
New Orleans, LA – Sippin’ Santa (at Latitude 29) *
New York, NY – Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker *
New York, NY – Miracle on 9th Street (at Mace)
New York, NY – Miracle on 12th Street
Nutley, NJ – Miracle on Centre (at Cowan’s Public)
Olympia, WA – Miracle at Dillinger’s
Omaha, NE – Miracle at Mercury
Orlando, FL – Miracle on Orange (at The Courtesy Bar)
Panama City, Panama – Miracle at aMano
Pensacola, FL – Miracle on Palafox (at The Old Hickory Whiskey Bar)
Philadelphia, PA – Miracle at In the Valley (at ITV)
Phoenix, AZ – Miracle by Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails (at Kimpton Hotel Palomar)
Pittsburgh, PA – Miracle by Subversive Cocktails
Portland, OR – Miracle at Bacchus Bar (at Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland)
Québec, Canada – Miracle au Maelstrom Café
Raleigh, NC – Miracle at The Haymaker
Richmond, VA – Miracle on Cary Street (at The Jasper)
Sacramento, CA – Miracle on J Street (at The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar)
Sacramento, CA – Sippin’ Santa at Jungle Bird *
Salt Lake City, UT – Miracle on 2nd Street (at The Vault in Kimpton Hotel Monaco)
San Antonio, TX – Miracle on Houston Street (at Pastiche)
San Diego, CA – Miracle on 30th Street by Polite Provisions
San Francisco, CA – Miracle at PCH (at Pacific Cocktail Haven)
San Jose, CA – Miracle on 1st Street (at Paper Plane)
Sarasota, FL – Miracle on Main (at MeLange – Pangea Alchemy Lab)
Savannah, GA – Miracle on Bay Street (at PACCI Italian Kitchen + Bar in Kimpton Brice Hotel)
Sioux City, IA – Miracle at The Diving Elk
Seattle, WA – Miracle on 2nd (at Rob Roy)
South Bend, IN – Miracle on the Ave. (at Rack House Tavern & Grill)
Springfield, MO – Miracle on the Square (by Civil Kitchen)
Springfield, MO – Sippin’ Santa at Golden Girl Rum Club *
St. Louis, MO – Miracle STL (at Small Change)
St. Petersburg, FL – Miracle at Mezzo (at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails)
Tahoe City, CA – Miracle at The Pioneer (at Pioneer Cocktail Club)
Toronto, Canada – Miracle at Civil Liberties
Tucson, AZ – Miracle at Elvira’s (at Elvira’s Tequila, Cocina, Vino)
Tulsa, OK – Sippin’ Santa at Saturn Room *
Washington, D.C. – Sippin’ Santa at Archipelago *
Washington, D.C. – Miracle on Seventh Street (at Drink Company)
Waterbury, CT – Miracle at Highland Brass Co.
Webster, TX – Miracle at Space City
West Palm Beach, FL – Miracle on Rosemary (at Death or Glory)
Worcester, MA – Miracle at The Citizen
*Indicates a Sippin’ Santa location, Miracle’s tiki-themed Christmas bar



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