Miracle, a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar concept created by Greg Boehm in New York City in 2014, is back this November and it will appear at darn near 100 locations worldwide. One of those is The Tin Widow in Milwaukee.
This year, Miracle – which launches on Black Friday, Nov. 23, and runs through Christmas Eve – will bring back favorites like the Snowball Old Fashioned and Run Run Rudolph, as well as debut new recipes like the Christmas Carol Barrel.
"The growth of Miracle and the love that guests have for this concept has been completely amazing," said manager Joann Spiegel in a statement.
"Our partners across the world continually overwhelm us with their creativity and festive good spirits, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for all of our locations in 2018."
Spiegel, along with bartender Nico de Soto of Mace and Danico, created the recipes for the holiday cocktails on offer at all Miracle locations. A complete menu is below.
Boehm created Miracle when, at his mother’s suggestion, he stopped construction on a planned East Village cocktail lounge called Mace, to do the holiday-themed pop-up instead.
Miracle was so successful that by last year it had expanded to 50 locations, and this year there are more than 80.
All Miracle cocktails are served in custom Cocktail Kingdom glassware, from mugs to coupes, highballs and rocks glasses. At some venues, the glassware will be for sale and 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit Action Against Hunger.
Here's the Miracle cocktail menu for 2018:
- Christmopolitan (Vodka, Elderflower, Dry Vermouth, Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Rosemary, Lime, Absinthe Mist)
- Snowball Old Fashioned (Butterscotch Rye, Spiced Demerara, Wormwood Bitters, Orange Zest)
- Bad Santa (served hot: Apple Cider, Applejack, Manzanilla Sherry, Lemon, Cinnamon Syrup, Popcorn & Bacon Butter, Baked Apple Bitters)
- Christmas Carol Barrel (Aged Rum, Aquavit, Amaro, Pumpkin Pie, Demerara Syrup, Lime, Vanilla, Angostura Bitters)
- Koala-La La La, La La La La (Gin, Pine, Dry Vermouth, Lime, Eucalyptus Syrup, Orange Bitters)
- Gingerbread Flip (Bourbon, Gingerbread Syrup, Elemakule Tiki Bitters, Whole Egg, Nutmeg)
- Run Run Rudolph (Prosecco, Gin, Mulled Wine Puree, Lemon, Cane Syrup)
- Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r! (Sweet Potato Barbados Rum, Cachaça, Trinidad Over Proof Rum, Dry Curacao, Marshmallow Orgeat, Lime)
- Jingle Balls Nog (Cognac, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Brown Butter, Cinnamon, Cherry, Vanilla, Almond Milk, Cream, Sugar, Egg, Nutmeg)
- And A Partridge In A Pear Tree (Reposado Tequila, Pear Brandy, Mezcal, Spiced Demerara Syrup, Lime, Egg White, Club Soda, Angostura Bitters, Cinnamon)
- Nice Shot (Rum, Peppermint, Chocolate)
- Naughty Shot (Bourbon, Cinnamon)
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in an episode of TV's "Party of Five," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.