Since 2014, Miracle — the international holiday cocktail bar pop-up — has been bringing its festive concept and seasonally driven menu to bars across the globe. Themed cocktails fill the drinks menus of participating locations, with many taking their own spin on the standards. This year, Northwest lounges include Dillinger’s in Olympia, Rob Roy in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood and Swim Club in Bellingham, Washington; in Portland the Bacchus Bar is holding down the fort at the Hotel Vintage.
Get in the spirit by drinking some local spirits in these jolly libations from Bacchus Bar and Swim Club.
Christmas Carol Barrel | Bacchus Bar
Because one spirit is boring but three equals a barrel of fun, this cocktail brings together a wide variety of flavors in one jubilant sipper.
Makes 1 cocktail
1 ounce House Spirits Krogstad Aquavit
1 ounce El Dorado 8-Year Demerara Rum
½ ounce Amaro Averna
2 ounces Pumpkin Pie Mix*
¾ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce orange juice
4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg
Add all ingredients to ice filled shaker. Shake lightly. Strain into a mug and fill with crushed or pebble ice. Grate nutmeg on top.
*To make the Pumpkin Pie Mix, combine 1 part unsweetened coconut milk with 1 part pure pumpkin puree and 2 parts gingerbread syrup with a hand blender in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Yippie Ki Yay Mother F*****r | Swim Club
To the “Die Hard” fans who know Bruce Willis’ best movie is undoubtedly a Christmas movie, this rum-and cachaça-mixed cocktail is your jam.
Makes 1 cocktail
¾ ounce sweet potato-infused Plantation Original Dark Rum
¾ ounce Novo Fogo Cachaça
¼ ounce Plantation OFTD
¼ ounce Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
¾ ounce Marshmallow Orgeat
¾ ounce lime juice
Garish: mint leaves, powdered sugar
Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice, shake and then straining into a rocks glass or mug over crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Photos by Melissa Hom