By: Katie Fraser
Santa Claus is coming to town…and he’s making a stop in Minneapolis.
On Nov. 24, the Seward speakeasy Lawless Distilling Company will convert into a winter wonderland.
Miracle, a pop-up concept born in New York City in 2014, will open in the Lawless’ space and will stay up through Christmas Eve.
Created by Greg Boehm, owner of Mace, Miracle started in the East Village when, on the advice of his mother, Boehm halted construction on the bar during the holiday season and used the unfurnished space to serve festive cocktails in cheerful décor.
The concept was an instant hit, and the next year Boehm and his team expanded to four locations. Then, in 2016, Miracle went worldwide with pop-ups in Greece, Montreal and Paris.
Now in its fourth year, Miracle is expanding to over 50 locations across the world.
“We’re so pleased that bar-goers have taken a liking to our nostalgic idea of holiday cheer, and we’re very proud of both the cocktail line-up and the bar partners we have for the 2017 season,” Mace manager Joann Spiegel said in a recent press release.
Spiegel and Mace bartender Nico de Soto created the menu, which offers guests a taste of holiday cheer through specialized Christmas cocktails.
Featured drinks include the Snowball Old Fashioned, made with gingerbread bourbon, wormwood bitters and lemon zest, How The Gimlet Stole Christmas, a concoction of gin sage, pine and caraway cordial, and Run Run Rudolph, Blanco tequila, coffee liqueur and iced hot chocolate mixed Mexican spices.
Additionally, all cocktails will be served in custom Cocktail Kingdom Miracle glassware. For the first time, the glassware will be available for purchase at selection locations. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to Action Against Hunger.
Miracle will be making sprits bright from Nov. 24 – Dec. 24. It is located at 2619 S 28th Street in Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood.
Hours are 4 – 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Thursdays and 4 p.m. – 12 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays. For more information, visit Lawless online.