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These pop-up holiday cocktail bars are returning to Chicago

Written by
Kris Vire

After successful seasonal runs last winter, two holiday cocktail pop-ups will return to Chicago this Christmas season.

The Miracle Holiday Pop-Up Bar, which first rang in the holidays a few years back in New York, has expanded to dozens of cities, and first arrived in Chicago last winter. Eater Chicago reports that Miracle will crop up this year at the Orbit Room in Avondale Brando’s Speakeasy in the Loop* (a move from last year’s host, Fox Bar at Soho House), while its tiki sibling Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack will make a return appearance at Lost Lake. The theme for Orbit Room’s takeover will be “Miracle on Mars.”

Both pop-ups will take over their respective venues from November 24 to December 24. The cocktail menu, as reported by Eater, includes several nods to favorite holiday movies, from A Christmas Story (the You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out, with pumpkin-spiced rye whiskey, Budweiser marshmallow syrup, and egg) to Die Hard (the Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!, with Barbados rum, cachaca, Trinidad overproof rum, purple yam–coconut orgeat and pineapple). The bars’ fun holiday glassware will be available to purchase, too, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Action Against Hunger.

*With the November announcement of Orbit Room’s closing, the Miracle pop-up relocated to Brando’s Speakeasy.

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