It seems like, this holiday season, things in New York are almost back to pre-pandemic normalcy. Case in point: Miracle on Ninth, the wildly popular holiday-themed cocktail pop-up bar, is coming back through December 31.
Taking up residence at The Cabinet in Alphabet City, the imbibing den will be serving fan-favorites like the hot Bad Santa (aged Jamaican rum, velvet falenum, mixed spiced butter, oat milk and nutmet); the Christmapolitan (vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, lime, rosemary and absinthe mist); the Jingle Balls Nog (cognam, cream sherry, almond milk, cream, egg, vanilla and nutmet) and the Elfing Around (Prosecco, gin, mulled wine reduction, grapefruit shrub, aromatic bitter and orange bitters), among other cocktails.
As for the Instagram-worthy decor, expect the usual: twinkling lights, ribbons, tchotchkes, vintage garlands and holiday songs on a loop.
This is the event's eighth year in New York, the city where the now-worldwide franchise was born. A bit about the pop-up's origin story: Back in 2014, Greg Boehm, the owner and creator of Miracle, transformed his bar, Mace, into a "winter wonderland during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas." The public's response to the setup was so enthusiastic that Boehm's mother urged him to turn it into an annual festivity. The rest, as they say, is history.
Brooklinites will be delighted to know that a brand-new location of the pop-up bar will land in their borough this month: Thief bar in Williamsburg is set to play host to Miracle on Union starting November 23.