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Pop-Up Christmas Bar Miracle Takes Over Nick Elmi’s ITV

The holiday-themed bar runs through December 23

santa mug with holiday decor around it Melissa Hom for Miracle

This year holiday cheer comes in liquid form when Miracle, a Christmas-themed bar, pops up at Top Chef Nicholas Elmi’s ITV on East Passyunk Avenue with seasonal cocktails, holiday tunes, and kitschy décor. It runs from Friday, November 24, to Saturday, December 23.

Now in 50 cities around the world, the New York-based pop-up started in 2014 when Greg Boehm, listening to advice from his mother, paused construction on his bar Mace to decorate it for Christmas and serve wintery cocktails in the then-unfinished space. Miracle was a hit and has expanded to new cities every year since.

Miracle’s menu includes drinks like the Bad Santa (mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liqueur, spices, and golden raisins, served hot) and the Snowball Old Fashioned (gingerbread bourbon, wormwood bitters, and lemon zest), with the cocktails poured into themed glassware. For those who’ve always wanted their very own Santa’s head mug to drink from, the vessels are also for sale, with 10 percent of proceeds pledged to Action Against Hunger.

The full list of cocktails is below, including “naughty” and “nice” shots. You know which one you deserve.

Melissa Hom for Miracle

Miracle’s Menu


Vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime, absinthe mist

Mezcal, amontillado sherry, allspice dram, ginger, lemon

Bad Santa
Mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liqueur, spices, golden raisins

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 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


Nice Shot
Rum, peppermint, chocolate

Naughty Shot
Bourbon, cinnamon


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