Holiday pop-up Miracle on Mercer is returning to Jersey City. The Christmas-themed cocktail bar will be offering holiday libations from Franklin Social (292 Barrow) beginning Monday, November 21 through Saturday, December 31.
Miracle on Mercer is an international pop-up spreading holiday joy one cocktail at a time. It’s a great opportunity to take a break from the commercialization of the holidays and enjoy cocktails, food, and some holiday tunes with friends. Here in Jersey City, Franklin Social undergoes a Christmas makeover that’ll bring festive vibes to the biggest of Grinches.
Miracle on Mercer Cocktails
The Miracle on Mercer 2022 cocktail menu includes a few favorites from previous years as well as some new holiday drinks — all served in playful mugs and glassware.
New this year is Grandma Got Run Over By A T-Rex (vodka, orange liqueur, gentian aperitif, aloe vera, spiced pomegranate, grapefruit mix, lime, aromatic bitters ).
General manager and cocktail expert Joann Spiegel has also added Santa’s Little Helper (gin, spiced caraway syrup, eucalyptus, sage, lime, seltzer) and Holiday Spiked Chai (brandy, Jamaican overproof rum, coffee liqueur, amaretto, chai, almond milk, egg white, tiki bitters, nutmeg). Other favorites like the Snowball Old-Fashioned, Christmapolitan, and Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r will be back for another season. The full cocktail menu includes:
- Santa’s Little Helper
- Christmas Cricket
- Elfing Around
- Holiday Spiked Chai
- Snowball Old Fashioned
- Grandma Got Run Over By A T-Rex
- Yippee Ki Yay Mother F****r!
- Jingle Balls Nog
- Hot Buttered Rum
- Mulled Wine
- Nice or Naught shots
Miracle on Mercer Hours
The Miracle on Mercer hours for 2022 will be:
- Mondays through Fridays: 4pm to 12am
- Saturdays: 12pm to 12am
- Sundays: 12pm to 11pm
Miracle on Mercer Events 2022
In previous years, Miracle on Mercer events have included a Black Friday brunch, ugly sweater party, and a coat drive. No events have been confirmed for 2022, but stayed tuned for news of upcoming events.
The History of Miracle
Miracle was born in 2014 when Greg Boehm was working on his new (at the time) East Village bar called Mace. Boehm’s mom encouraged him to halt construction of his bar and transform the unfinished space into a holiday-themed cocktail bar. Suddenly, Miracle on Ninth Street was born and New Yorkers flocked to the cocktail bar. In the years that followed, Boehm’s industry friends reached out to him (and general manager Joann Spiegel) to see how they could recreate “Miracles” at their own bars.
Today, Miracle is international with pop-ups throughout the U.S., Canada, Central America, Europe, and Asia.
This year there will also be additional Sippin’ Santa pop-ups. Sippin’ Santa is the tiki version of Miracle with partner and tiki expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. The Sippin’ Santa pop-ups will have tiki-themed drinks like the Christmas Eve of Destruction and Papa Noel. The Vanguard Harrison will once again host a Sippin’ Santa pop-up.
(Photos: Franklin Social/Miracle on Mercer)
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