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Miracle on Ossington – Holiday Pop-Up Cocktail Bar – Nov 25 to Dec 31, 2019 (Toronto)
Miracle on Ossington, the beloved holiday-pop up bar and national phenomenon serving nostalgic cocktails returns to 146 Ossington Avenue in Toronto from Monday, November 25 through December 31. Miracle transforms this event space venue into a Christmas wonderland with nostalgic festive décor and holiday-themed drinks, including Christmapolitan, Run Run Rudolph, and the newly created SanTaRex.
Toronto joins more than 120 other locations, including Canadian cities, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, and London. All Miracle pop-ups were created by Cocktail Kingdom. As well, new this year is Sippin’ Santa at Project Gigglewater (1369 Dundas Street West), happening over the same dates as Miracle.
On December 15th at 8:30PM, Miracle presents “Slay Ride“, with festive performances by drag queens, Juice Boxx and Erin Brockobic. Ticket sales and feature Absolut Vodka cocktail proceeds will be donated to Rainbow Railroad. $20 at the door or through Eventbrite
See full cocktail list below
Heading into their sixth year, the Miracle family of Christmas- themed pop-up bars will expand in 2019 to over 100 Miracle and Beachbum Berry Presents: Sippin’ Santa locations. What has become a global phenomenon started as a suggestion from owner Greg Boehm’s mother, who encouraged him to halt construction of his bar Mace in 2014 and transform the unfinished space into a winter wonderland for the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Miracle on Ninth Street was born, and in the years that followed, industry friends from other cities began reaching out to Boehm and GM Joann Spiegel to see how they could recreate the holiday magic in their own bars—and the rest is history.
This year, from November 25th to December 31st, each Miracle and Sippin’ Santa location will celebrate the season with a festive menu of signature cocktails, décor of lights, garlands, ribbons, and tchotchkes inspired by nostalgic vintage Christmas decorations, and a soundtrack of holiday songs. Joann Spiegel, General Manager, is the mastermind behind the brand’s cocktails and will once again roll out a menu of surprising Christmas concoctions. Expect unique and unusual cocktails that play on classic holiday flavors in playful mugs and glassware, from Snowball Old-Fashioned and Run Run Rudolph, to the Christmapolitan and now classic Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!, created by mixologist Nico de Soto.
Fueled by the success of cornerstone locations in New York City and New Orleans, Sippin Santa has dramatically expanded with partner and Tiki expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, described as one of Imbibe magazine’s “25 most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century.” Sippin’ locations will expand from a dozen to over 20 nationwide in 2019, and Beachbum has crafted an updated menu of Tiki-themed holiday cocktails, including the Christmas Eve of Destruction and Papa Noel. Beachbum Berry is the author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, as well as owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 in New Orleans. His original cocktail recipes have been printed in publications around the world and he has spent years lecturing about Tiki drinks across the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.
New for 2019, Miracle will invite all locations around the world to host popular “Ugly Sweater” parties on Monday, December 2nd, 2019, with the goal of having the largest combined ugly sweater gathering the world has ever seen. Guests are encouraged to don their best (i.e. tackiest) garb and join in the revelry of the Christmas season at their neighborhood Miracle location and of course, post the ugly sweater evidence on social media. Guests at both Miracle and Sippin’ Santa will also see brand new intricate and holiday themed Cocktail Kingdom® custom glassware that will be available for purchase exclusively at many locations during the duration of the pop-ups, making it the gift that keeps on giving.
“In our sixth year, we’re excited to keep making Miracle better year after year while keeping our true love for the holiday season alive,” says Greg Boehm, owner and creator of Miracle. “We offer a true experience for our guests as soon as they walk through the doors. Our partners across the U.S. and world are all dedicated to delivering exceptional visits with quality cocktails. “We’re thrilled to see our partnership with Jeff ‘Beachbum’ Berry expand in 2019 as well as we continue to offer the tiki cocktail experience to new cities across the country.”
Spiegel oversees the cocktail creation and has continued to spearhead the process yearly to create the much buzzed about roster of Christmas concoctions served at all Miracle locations, from favorites such as the Snowball Old Fashioned (Caramelized Pecan Bourbon, Spiced Molasses Syrup, Wormwood Bitters) to newcomers including Ginger Bread Flip (Rye Whiskey, Gingerbread Syrup, Tiki Bitters, Whole Egg, Ginger Snap Cookie Crumbs).
Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, described as one of Imbibe magazine’s “25 most influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century”, alongside award-winning bartender Brad Smith, has created tiki holiday-themed cocktails that will be center stage at all Sippin Santa locations. This year’s roster includes drinks like the Kris Kringle Colada (Dark Jamaican Rum, Amaro, Allspice, Lime & Pineapple Juice and Cream of Coconut) and Jingle Bowl (Jamaican & Demerara Rums, Apple Brandy, Amaro, Lemon, Orange and Pineapple Juice, Maple and Cinnamon Syrup and Angostura Bitters). Sippin’ Santa will pop-up in none other than Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 in New Orleans, in addition to locations in Chicago, Sacramento, Washington D.C., Detroit, and at Boilermaker in New York City, the original outpost for the concept.
2019 Miracle Cocktail Menu
Vodka, Elderflower, Dry Vermouth, Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Lime, Rosemary, Absinthe Mist
Koala-La La La, La La La La
Gin, Pine tea Cordial, Grapefruit Oleo, Eucalyptus bitters
Snowball Old Fashioned
Caramelized Pecan Bourbon, Spiced Molasses Syrup, Wormwood Bitters
Run Run Rudolph
Prosecco, Gin, Mulled Wine Puree, Lemon, Cane Syrup
Bad Santa (Served Hot)
Rum, Batavia Arrack, Black Chai Tea, Date infused Oat Milk, Vanilla Syrup
Christmas Carol Barrel
Blanco Tequila, Coffee Liqueur, Coco nib infused Orange & Cognac liqueur, Iced Hot Chocolate, Mexican Spices
Rye Whiskey, Gingerbread Syrup, Tiki Bitters, Egg, Ginger snap cookie crumbs
Rye Whiskey, Oloroso Sherry, Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate, Lemon Juice, Hard Cider, Baked Apple Bitters
Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!
Barbados Rum, Cachaça, Trinidad Overproof Rum, Purple Yam & Coconut Orgeat, Pineapple
Jingle Balls Nog
Brown Butter and cinnamon Fat-Washed Cognac, Amontillado Sherry, Almond Milk, Cream, Sugar, Egg, Vanilla, Nutmeg
Rum, Peppermint Tea, Chocolate
Gingerbread Spiced Rye
2019 Sippin’ Santa Presented by Beachbum Berry Cocktail Menu
Kris Kringle Colada
Jamaican Rum, Amaro, Allspice Dram, Lime Juice, Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut
Aged Demerara Rum, Amaro, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Gingerbread Mix
Blanco Tequila, Apricot Brandy, Lime Juice, Pineapple Juice, Orgeat, Cardamom Bitters
Shaka Kalikimaka (Served Frozen)
London Dry Gin, Allspice Dram, Orange & Cognac Liqueur, Lime Juice, Falernum, Cranberry Syrup, Herbsaint
Don & Victor (Served Hot)
Martinique and Jamaican Rums, Italian Bitter Aperitif, Sweet Vermouth, D&V Batter, Nutmeg
Jamaican & Demerara Rums, Apple Brandy, Amaro, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Maple & Cinnamon Syrups, Angostura Bitters
Christmas Eve of Destruction
Over proof Dark Rum, Lime Juice, Nutmeg Syrup, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters
Bourbon, Demerara Rum, Ginger-Infused Amaro, Pomegranate, Egg
Rudolph Shoots The Curl
Herbal Mint Liqueur, Amaro, Dark Chocolate Liqueur
· Locations around the country will also be selling holiday mugs featured on the signature cocktail menu with 10% of all sales donated to Action Against Hunger, making the perfect gift that keeps on giving.
· On Monday, December 2, all Miracle locations worldwide join forces to break the record of the Largest Ugly Sweater Party, so grab your gang, don your ugliest sweater and make history!
146 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z5
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.