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There’s need to trek to NYC’s Instagram-famous Rolf’s for holiday drinks and pics this year. Get your fix at one of five Christmas pop-up bars, which will be decked out to the nines with holiday decor, and slinging next-level drinks with seasonal inspiration. Miracle will open in Nutley, Jersey City, New Brunswick and Harrison on November 25 and in Morristown on December 3, mixing up all things holly jolly through New Year’s Eve.

Miracle started in the East Village of NYC in 2014 and quickly expanded to other US locations, plus in Montreal, Paris and Greece. This winter, 38 US states boast a Miracle of their own. Further expansion to Asia and Central America is also underway.

While the decor is Instaworthy on its own, the true star of the show is the cocktail menu. Noteworthy drinks at Miracle locations include the Run Run Rudolph, made with prosecco, gin, mulled wine puree, lemon and cane syrup; the Christmapolitan, a twist on the classic made with vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime and absinthe mist, and the brand-new SanTaRex, served in a bright green Tyrannosaurus Rex mug.

Melissa Hom

At The Vanguard’s Sippin’ Santa in Harrison, a tiki-style pop-up with Polynesian-inspired drinks and decor, boasts drinks like the Kris Kringle Colada, Christmas Eve Destruction and the all-new Jingle Bowl, a shareable rum punch that comes in a hot tub bowl with Santa and his reindeer soaking inside!

Better yet, this pop-up is more than just cocktails. All cocktails are served in Cocktail Kingdom’s signature Miracle glassware, all of which are available for purchase. In the spirit of the season, Miracle (along with other locales across the US) is donating 10 percent of all glassware sales to Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian org that fights hunger and provides access to water, food, healthcare and emergency response services internationally.


Here are the details for all five NJ locations:

Miracle at Centre at Cowan’s Public
229 Centre St., Nutley

Miracle on Mercer at Franklin Social
292 Barrow St., Jersey City

Miracle at Catherine Lombardi’s
3 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

Miracle on South Street at Iron Bar
5 South St., Morristown

Sippin’ Santa at The Vanguard
705 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. S., Harrison