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A cocktail at Miracle with tiny koala toys around it.
Photograph: By Melissa Hom / Courtesy of Miracle

Miracle pop-up bars are back in NYC with festive cocktails and wacky drinkware

Drinks include the Christmapolitan, Snowball Old-Fashioned and Santa’s Little Helper.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan

Two fun pop-up bars are back for the holiday season to get you into the Christmas spirit with, well, Christmas spirits.

The beloved pop-up Miracle has taken over The Cabinet in Manhattan for Miracle on 9th Street and Thief in Brooklyn for Miracle on Union serving up holiday cocktails until December 31. 

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Fan favorite drinks are returning to both locations including Christmapolitan, Elfing Around and Snowball Old-Fashioned. New this year are the Grandma Got Run Over by A T-Rex, Holiday Spiked Chai and Santa’s Little Helper.

There are two hot drinks on the menu—the hot buttered rum and a mulled wine. If you’re really in a party mood, try the shots. There’s a “naughty” shot with bourbon and cinnamon or a “nice” shot with rum, peppermint tea and chocolate.

A cocktail at Miracle.
Photograph: By Melissa Hom / Courtesy of Miracle

Miracle's known not only for its delicious drinks but also for its delightful presentation. Bartenders serve each drink in festive (or even funny) glassware, like a Santa Claus mug or a T-Rex tumbler. Gorgeous garnishes add to the whimsical visual experience. 

Speaking of the visual experience, nobody does Christmas decor like Miracle. There's red and green everywhere, tinsel explosions and over-the-top decor as far as the eye can see. 

A green cocktail at Miracle.
Photograph: By Melissa Hom / Courtesy of Miracle

Miracle began in 2014 after Mace owner Greg Boehm decorated the space between Thanksgiving and Christmas with so many decorations it transformed it into a holiday haven. His mom came up with the name Miracle on Ninth Street and it got bigger every year. Now there are more than 200 locations across the U.S.!

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