During the holidays, Christmas-themed pop-up bar Miracle will keep Austin jolly

10:03 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 Drinks

Whether we’ve been naughty or nice this year, there’s one thing we’re all getting for Christmas in Austin: a seasonally festive pop-up bar called Miracle that will spread holiday merriment starting the day after Thanksgiving through Dec. 24.

Miracle, which launched three years ago as a pop-up bar in New York City called Miracle on 9th Street, is appearing this holiday season in more than 50 locations worldwide, from Quebec to Panama City. In Austin, the Eleanor, owned by the co-founders of cocktail bar the Roosevelt Room, will be transformed into Miracle on 5th Street.

Like all other locations, the Eleanor will deck its halls with proper holiday decor: lights, garlands, ribbons and tchotchkes, the whole she-bang. Also expect a soundtrack of classic Christmas tunes to play constantly, according to a news release.

And you can bet there will be some killer holiday cocktails, too, served in custom glassware (which will be available for purchase, with 10 percent of all proceeds going toward nonprofit Action Against Hunger). Even Scrooge would crack a smile at these seasonally festive drinks.

The 2017 Miracle cocktail menu:

Christmopolitan: vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime and absinthe Mist 

Muletide: mezcal, amontillado sherry, allspice dram, ginger, lemon 

Bad Santa: mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liqueur, spices, golden raisins (served hot)

How The Gimlet Stole Christmas: gin, pine-caraway sage cordial 

Run Run Rudolph: blanco tequila, coffee liqueur, iced hot chocolate, Mexican spices 

You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out: pumpkin-spiced rye whiskey, Budweiser¬marshmallow syrup, egg 

Snowball Old Fashioned: gingerbread-infused bourbon, wormwood bitters, lemon zest 

Fa La La La La, La La La La: gin, aquavit, hazelnut liqueur, cardamom, vanilla, lemon, egg white, club soda 

Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!: Barbados rum, cachaca, Trinidad overproof rum, purple yam and coconut orgeat, pineapple

Jingle Ball Nog: cognac, amontillado sherry, peanut butter, almond milk, pandan, cream, nougat syrup, egg, nutmeg

Melissa Hom
This isn't your grandma's egg nog: Jingle Bell Nog is spiked with both cognac and amontillado sherry.

The Miracle on 5th Street menu will also have two shots available, for those of us who want holiday cheer a little more quickly: the Nice Shot, with rum, peppermint and chocolate; and the Naughty Shot, with bourbon and cinnamon.

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