Sippin’ Santa Is Coming Back To San Diego More Festive Than Ever!

We are overjoyed to share the news that Miracle and Sippin’ Santa—the adored Holiday-themed cocktail pop-up bars—are returning to San Diego for the 2021 holiday season, with new partner locations and new drink menus around the globe.

Entering its eighth year, the Miracle team is committed to making this one of the best seasons yet! After the challenges of 2020, the ability to bring both cocktail concepts safely back is a momentous occasion to toast to this Christmas.

“Miracle and Sippin’ Santa have always been a festive holiday haven for our fans—from guests to partners to industry professionals—and we feel incredibly lucky to be able to bring back our fun and whimsical holiday oasis this year,” says Greg Boehm, owner and creator of Miracle. “The holiday season has always been a time to share in cheer and camaraderie and this year we plan on making these cherished moments even more special with new programming and events.”

The Miracle story

The Miracle story began in 2014 when Boehm transformed his bar Mace into a winter wonderland during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Guided by the advice of his mother, Miracle on Ninth Street was born, and its fervent reception soon led industry friends from other cities around the globe reaching out to recreate the Miracle holiday magic in their own bars.

Since then, and led by Boehm and General Manager Joann Spiegel, the Miracle concept has spread far and wide and to this day continues to open its doors to new cities around the world.

During this time, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry came to the Miracle team wanting to partner on a tropical Christmas offshoot of Miracle and from there the concept for Sippin’ Santa was put into place. Described as one of Imbibe magazine’s “25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century,” Beachbum is partnering again with the Miracle team to bring back Sippin’ Santa this year, including the flagship location at his own bar in New Orleans and select cities around the country. Expect new, innovative cocktails as well as classic favorites to return.

New roster of holiday-themed libations

Joann Spiegel, the cocktail expert behind Miracle’s recipe creation, is adding a new roster of holiday-themed libations to the menu this year along with some returning fan favorites, each playing on classic seasonal flavors, and all served in playful and unique mugs and signature glassware.

As is customary, visiting guests will have the opportunity to indulge in unique seasonal cocktails in playful mugs and glassware that play on classic holiday flavors. New this year is the Elfing Around cocktail as well as freshly updated and renewed recipes for the Jolly Koala, On Dasher, and SanTaRex. Classic Miracle cocktail favorites back for the season include the Christmapolitan, Christmas Carol Barrel, Snowball Old-Fashioned, Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!, Jingle Balls Nog, Nice Shot, and Naughty Shot.

At Sippin’ Santa, this year’s roster of cocktails features new drinks like the White Russian Christmas, Azul Navidad, Yule Log Grog, The Regifter, and Mistletoe-to-Toe. Popular tropical staples returning include Kris Kringle Kolada, Sippin’ Santa, and Christmas Eve of Destruction.

The gift that keeps on giving

As in previous years, the bespoke Cocktail Kingdom® Miracle and Sippin’ Santa glassware will be available for purchase exclusively at each location during the duration of the pop-ups, making it the gift that keeps on giving. For the 2021 holiday season, Miracle will donate 10% of all proceeds from the sale of Santa Pants, Christmas Carol Barrel and Santa Heads signature glassware to the James Beard Foundation Open for Good campaign to aid the relief efforts of independent restaurants.

See you there!

Both Miracle and Sippin’ Santa locations will open their doors from November 22 to December 31, inviting guests to toast in person. All pop-ups will be decked in boughs of holly, from twinkling lights, vintage garlands, ribbons, tchotchkes and more, paired with a soundtrack of holiday songs for the ultimate setting of merriment.

The magically curated space will serve as the perfect background for heartfelt reunions and shared experiences with loved ones all season long…and we plan on fully enjoying it as much as possible!

See you there, San Diego!