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 Nov. 24 through Dec. 31.
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 opening night of Miracle on 5th Street will be one holiday party you really won’t want to miss, with gifts “under the Christmas tree, cocktail-shaking elves and a possible visit from Santa Claus himself,” according to the release. The Eleanor’s co-owners, Justin Lavenue and Dennis Gobis, have teamed up with the Barman’s Fund to donate all tips from opening night to the Austin’s Children Shelter.
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
This isn't your grandma's egg nog: Jingle Bell Nog is spiked with both cognac and amontillado sherry.
Photo: Melissa Hom
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.
And if you get hungry, there’s also a food menu: Branca Menta snickerdoodles ($5), grilled cheese ($10), tomato bisque with Carpano dry vermouth ($8) and sweet and spicy nuts ($5).
Miracle is located at 305 W. Fifth St. and will be open daily through New Year’s Eve (although note that hours may vary on certain days due to potential event buyouts).
For more information, visit facebook.com/miracleon5thst.