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NYC’s Christmas-Themed Bar Pop Up Descends on Portland This Winter

Miracle is taking over Function with oodles of liquid holiday cheer

A santa-faced mug. Gabi Porter/Miracle on Ninth Street
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

The holidays are still a ways out, but the people behind New York City’s hit holiday bar pop-up Miracle are already plotting an expansion to 50 cities around the world including Portland. The pop-up will takeover the Function events space from Black Friday on November 24 through Christmas Eve on December 24, transforming it into a kitschy libation laboratory decked out in ribbons and garlands.

Miracle was developed four years ago by founder Greg Boehm, owner of the cocktail bar Mace in New York’s East Village. At the suggestion of his mother, Boehm stopped construction on the then-unopened bar and filled it with festive decor and holiday-centric drinks. The pop-up became a hit and soon expanded to other bars throughout world such as The Big Apple in Atlanta and Nexus Bar in Montreal.

The menu for the temporary bar features holiday-themed drinks such as the Snowball Old Fashioned (gingerbread bourbon, wormwood bitters, lemon zest), the How The Gimlet Stole Christmas (gin, sage, pine and caraway cordial), and the Run Run Rudolph (blanco tequila, coffee liqueur, iced hot chocolate, Mexican spices). Beverages will be served in special Miracle glassware. Scope out the full list of offerings for liquid holiday cheer below.

Miracle’s Menu



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


Mezcal, amontillado sherry, allspice dram, ginger, lemon

Bad Santa

(served hot)

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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