Sure, pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider are great, but it’s Miracle’s holiday-themed cocktails that really ring in the holiday season. The pop-up bar, now in its fifth year, is at it again with over 80 locations (up from 50 last year) around the world. The concept will be traveling to cities across the U.S. as well as overseas to Europe and Asia, and down south to Central America, with a special stop in San Francisco.
Launching the day after Thanksgiving inside Pacific Cocktail Haven, Miracle will be serving up seasonally-themed sips through New Year’s Eve. Belly up to the bar inside the cozy, winter wonderland filled with twinkling lights, bartenders donning Santa hats, gifts hanging overhead, and colorful tinsel and ornaments. It’s the adult version of sipping hot cocoa with loved ones around a tree. There will even be a candy cane punch bowl and mugs made to look like Santa’s boots and pants.
Concocted by manager Joann Spiegel and bartender Nico de Soto of Mace and Danico, the much buzzed about cocktail roster includes favorites like the Snowball Old Fashioned (gingerbread bourbon, wormwood bitters, and lemon zest) as well as new sips like Christmas Carol Barrel with rum and pumpkin pie, and the spiced A Partridge In A Pear Tree with tequila, pear brandy, mezcal, and cinnamon. All drinks will be served in custom Miracle glassware of course, which include mugs, coupes, highballs, and rocks glasses. These will even be for sale at select locations with 10 percent of sales going to Action Against Hunger.
Those seeking tiki-inspired blends can head up to the Jungle Bird in Sacramento for the Sippin’ Santa experience. Created by Berry and award-winning bartender Brad Smith, the tropical infusions will include the Kris Kringle Colada (dark jamaican rum, cynar, Allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and Hawaiian Milk Punch (bourbon, cream, chai syrup, sarsaparilla and tobacco bitters, and nutmeg).
“The growth of Miracle and the love that guests have for this concept has been completely amazing,” says manager Joann Spiegel. “Our partnership with Jeff ‘Beachbum Berry’ will be a fun and new way to elevate our Sippin’ Santa locations this year as the love of tiki continues to grow in the U.S. Our partners across the world continually overwhelm us with their creativity and festive good spirits, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for all of our locations in 2018.”
Miracle is located at Pacific Cocktail Haven (580 Sutter Street), and will run daily from November 23, 2018 through December 31, 2018 from 4pm-2am.