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The best holiday-themed pop-up bar is expanding throughout the South

‘Tis the season for Christmas music, holiday decorations and festive cocktails. And you can find them all in one place at a holiday-themed bar. Across the South, bartenders will be mixing up holiday cheer from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. 

The wildly popular pop-up bar, Miracle, has been serving up holiday cheer since 2014. The Christmas-themed pop-up bar launched at Mace in New York City by owner Greg Boehm and manager Joann Spiegel. Seeing the popularity of the holiday-themed bar, Boehm has been adding more locations each year. 

This holiday season, Miracle will be taking over 50 restaurants and bars throughout the world and serving up boozy holiday fun. And Southerners will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy this over-the-top holiday bar experience. In Atlanta, Miracle on Monroe will take over Tapa Tapa at the Midtown Promenade and Miracle Two will be in The Shops Buckhead. The Courtesy Bar in Orlando will turn into Miracle on Orange. And in Austin, The Roosevelt room will transform into Miracle on 5th Street at The Eleanor.

Each location will be decking the halls to create a boozy winter wonderland. Along with bright and festive decorations, expect to see Christmas trees and gingerbread houses and Christmas music playing in the background.

Snowball Old Fashioned

And don’t forget about the holiday drinks. 

The menu of holiday concoctions includes naughty or nice shots, Santa-quila, Snowball Old Fashioned, You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out and Jingle Ball Nog all served up in holiday-themed glassware. 

Some locations have developed additional holiday cocktails that will fill you with holiday cheer. In Washington D.C., if you’re lucky enough to visit Miracle on 7th Street you’ll be able to indulge in Snow Angels, Ice Skating, Cookie Dough, which is a spiked milk punch loaded with cookie dough-infused vodka, coffee liqueur, milk, Frangelico, crème de cacao and cookie dough bites. Sip on a Chrismopolitan, which is created with Grey Goose Vodka, St-Germain Elderflower liqueur, Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth, Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Rosemary, Lime, Kubler Absinthe Mist, at Miracle on 5th Street in Austin.

Here’s a list of all the 2017 Miracle locations.


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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.