Holiday themed cocktail bar opening Friday in Birmingham

Holiday themed cocktail bar opening Friday in Birmingham
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From Nov. 23 to Dec. 24, the nationwide Miracle pop-up bar will once again materialize at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge, when the existing lobby bar will transform into Miracle at the Marlowe, a winter holiday dreamscape complete with candy-cane ornaments hanging from the ceiling, Christmas carols playing in the background, and a full menu of inventive holiday drinks.

Some of those drinks are repeats from last year, including the Christmapolitan, a boozy concoction made with vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, and an absinthe mist, and the Snowball Old Fashioned, a twist on a classic that uses butterscotch rye, spiced demerara, wormwood bitters, and orange zest with a snowball-like ball of ice in the center.

But a few new drinks will also make an appearance. The lyrically-named And a Partridge in a Pear Tree is made with reposado tequila, pear brandy, and mezcal, and topped with an egg white froth, while the Koala-La La La, La La La features gin, pine, dry vermouth, lime, eucalyptus syrup, and orange bitters. Other new cocktails include the Christmas Carol Barrel and Gingerbread Flip.

Share Share Just in Time For the Holidays, a Christmas Themed Cocktail Bar Arrives in Wynwood tweet share Pocket Flipboard Email Snowball Old-Fashioned Miracle in Miami Nothing says holiday spirit more than, well, spirits. Such is the case with Miracle in Miami, a new Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar, debuting in the back of Gramps (176 NW 24th Street) from November 23 to December 24.

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The cocktails will all be served in custom Miracle glassware, which many locations will offer for purchase; Miracle will then donate 10 percent of select glassware sales to Action Against Hunger.

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The Miracle pop-up was incredibly popular last year with our hotel guests and local residents, so were excited to bring it back for a second year, Amanda McBride, general manager of Bambara Kitchen and Bar and supervisor of the Miracle concept at Kimpton Marlowe, said in a statement. Our team, dressed in their favorite ugly sweaters, looks forward to Miracle as much as our guests do!

In addition to cocktails, executive chef David Bazirgan will offer a handful of snacks to pair with the festive drinks: holiday cake pops, spiced cashews, pork belly buns, dan dan noodles, and thick cut fries.

Share Share Get Ready for Christmas-Themed Pop-Up Bars, Just In Time for Black Friday tweet share Pocket Flipboard Email Melissa Horn Black Friday means Christmas shopping and Christmas drinking: two holiday-themed pop-up bars will open on Friday in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and run through the season. Its the return of NYC-based Miracle, which transforms bars across the country into light-covered wonderlands with kitschy Santa mugs.

Christmas-themed cocktail bar opening downtown for the holidays

Miracle is a concept that came to existence in 2014 in New York City, when Greg Boehm was in the midst of opening his East Village cocktail bar Mace. After transforming the unfinished space with holiday decorations and themed cocktails, the pop-up bar became a hit among the bartender community. This year, over 80 bars around the world will host their own Miracle pop-up. A new concept called Sippin Santa also launched in conjunction with Miracle this year, and tiki aficionado Jeff Beachbum Berry has created tiki-inspired holiday drinks to be served at 12 locations across the U.S.

This year, Deep Ellum cocktail bar Hide is getting the Miracle treatment, with tens of thousands of Christmas lights and snowman decor. Its the first time Hide is getting in on the action. In Fort Worth, Proper on Magnolia is once again getting a Christmas makeover to become Miracle in Cowtown,

Miracles only other Massachusetts location is Miracle at the Citizen, which pops up at The Citizen, a wine and cheese bar in Worcester.

Expect to find cocktails like A Snowball Old Fashioned with gingerbread bourbon, wormwood bitters, and lemon zest, or a Christmas Carol Barrel with aged rum, aquavit, amaro, pumpkin pie, demerara syrup, lime, vanilla, angostura bitters.

Miracle at the Marlowe, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge; Nov. 23–Dec. 24, Sundays–Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays–Saturdays from 5 p.m. to midnight; hotelmarlowe.com

Miracle in Cowtown at 409 W. Magnolia Ave. in Fort Worth will be open from 3 p.m. to midnight on Mondays, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturday, and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Miracle on 24th Street is a Christmas themed cocktail bar that will be open through New Years Eve.

Miracle at Hide at 2816 Elm St. in Dallas will be open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.

Well be serving a special holiday themed menu of 10 holiday cocktails and two holiday shots, said owner Laura Newman. Were going to have Christmas music, Christmas decor. Its going to look like Santa threw up in here and just a lot of holiday spirit.

According Newman, her bar is one of 80 Miracle pop-up bars around the world. The first one was started by Greg Boehm in 2014 when he ran into delays opening his bar in New York.

While some people easily find their Christmas cheer, others struggle to feel merry and bright during the holiday season. Whatever it may be that gets you glum — perhaps its the dent the season leaves in your wallet, or the shorter and darker days — Miracle gets it. Thats the magic.

They werent going to be able to open until mid January, but he had already hired staff, explained Newman. So, his mom gave him the idea to turn it into a holiday themed bar for six weeks, which he did and it was a crazy success.

Inspired by quirky office Christmas parties, the halls are decked with kitschy Christmas decor. Guests are encouraged to dress in their most festive gear as they sip on seasonal cocktails, so take this opportunity to dig out your most cringe-y Christmas sweater and reindeer head-gear!

At the time, Newman, who is from New York, worked across the street. She witnessed lines around the block and four hour wait times to get inside the bar. After other bar owners asked to recreate the success, Boehm decided to franchise the idea.

The over-the-top atmosphere, which will be hosted by Civil Liberties, will have even the biggest Grinch feeling goofy. Whether you choose the classy Christmaspolitan or the decadent Run Run Rudolf as your drink of choice, this spot will booze the Scrooge right out of you.

This is an international phenomenon at this point, said Newman. We were really lucky to know the person who started that; so, he offered us the rights to Miracle in Alabama.

Miracle on Queen St. will be popping up on November 23, and if you arent already in the holiday spirit, this spots goal is to get you there.

Newman has won several competitions in bartending. This year she became the first woman to win the USBG World Class Sponsored by Diageo. She then represented the U.S. in the world competition in Germany, coming in second place.

Where: 251 Queen Street West When: November 23 to December 26: 5 pm – 2 am Monday to Friday, 12 pm – 2 am Saturday and Sunday

She came to Birmingham because of her boyfriend and business partner, Larry Mudd Townley. He is from Alabama. Newman had no intentions of opening a bar here, but says she fell in love with the city.

After Miracle on 24th Street closes, the bar will be transformed into Queens Park, which will be open throughout the year.

Queens Park is a classic cocktail bar, said Newman. I love drinking beer and whiskey, so were also going to have that too.

The bar is located at 112 24th Street North. You can get more information by going to the bars Facebook page.


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