Want a Christmapolitan? These are the Christmas-themed cocktails you can find at Houston’s festive pop-up bars

Christmapolitan (Melissa Hom, Melissa Hom)

Sip a Christmas-themed cocktail in a kitschy holiday oasis at one of several pop-up bars coming to the Houston area for the holiday season.

The festive pop-up concept Miracle will operate two locations in Houston and one in Galveston.

Each location will offer a menu of cheerful libations and saturated, floor-to-ceiling holiday decor. Think twinkling lights, vintage garlands, reindeer figurines, and humorous holiday cards. The extravagant decorations will be paired with a soundtrack of holly jolly holiday songs.

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The drink menu 🍹

A big draw is the Christmas-themed cocktails. Here’s a rundown of the festive libations they offer.

  • Christmapolitan: vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime and absinthe mist
  • Snowball Old Fashioned: butterscotch rye, spiced demerara, wormwood bitters and orange essence
  • Carol Barrel: Irish whiskey, banana liqueur, Jamaican navy strength rum, Guinness punch, lime, aromatic and chocolate bitters, nutmeg
  • Koala Cooler: applejack, blane vermouth, aquavit, spiced apple, lime, celery shrub, eucalyptus bitters, mint, soda
  • Marshmallows & Unicorns: gin, vanilla liqueur, velvet falernum, cherry liqueur, cardamon, black pepper, marshmallow, lemon, egg white, tiki bitters, soda
  • Christmas Cricket: blanco tequila, vanilla liqueur, minty amaro, coco pandan, cream, mole bitters
  • Effing Around No. 2: cognac, mulled wine reduction, champagne, lemon aromatic bitters, absinthe
  • Yippee Ki Yay Mother (expletive): Barbados rum, rhum agricole, Trinidad overproof rum, ube and coconut orgeat, acid-adjusted pineapple juice
  • Jingle Balls Nog: cognac, cream sherry, almond milk, cream, egg vanilla, nutmeg
  • Rudolph’s Replacement: vodka, coffee liqueur, white creme de cacao, orange curacao, chai, almond milk, aromatic bitters
  • The Krampus: reposado tequila, oloroso sherry, allspice dram, mezcal, ginger, hibiscus, lime, hellfire bitters
  • Hot Buttered rum: aged Jamaican rum, velvet falernum, mixed spice butter, oat milk, nutmeg
  • Mulled wine: mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liqueur, Christmas spices

Miracle pop-up locations in the Houston area 🗺️

  • Daiquiri Time Out (Nov. 21-Dec. 28): 2701 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550
  • Johnny’s Gold Brick (Nov. 17-Dec. 30): 2518 Yale Street, Houston, Texas 77008
  • Winnie’s (Nov. 17-Dec. 30): 3622 Main Street Suite A, Houston, Texas 77002

Scroll below to glimpse the pop-up’s festive cocktail creations.

Rudolph’s Replacement (Melissa Hom)
Carol Barrel (Melissa Hom)
Hot Buttered rum (Melissa Hom)
Yippee Ki Yay Mother F⋅⋅⋅⋅r (Melissa Hom)
Snowball Old Fashioned (Melissa Hom)
Koala Cooler (Melissa Hom)

For more information, visit miraclepopup.com.

About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.