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Monday, October 29, 2018

Miracle, the Holiday Pop-Up Bar, Is Back at Small Change Beginning November 23

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 10:09 AM

click to enlarge The "Christmopolitan" — coming soon to a bar near you. - MELISSA HOM
  • The "Christmopolitan" — coming soon to a bar near you.
Miracle, the holiday-themed pop-up bar, is coming back to St. Louis for the third year — with Small Change (2800 Indiana Avenue) again playing host beginning November 23.

The Benton Park bar is owned by acclaimed bartenders Ted and Jamie Kilgore, along with business partner Ted Charak, so it's not like it doesn't have a dose of magic to offer on ordinary days. But for the Christmas season, things get extra special, with "nostalgic holiday decor," a host of special cocktails and popularity to the point that reservations are recommended.

Miracle STL is part of a national pop-up that began in New York City in 2014. It came to St. Louis in 2016, occupying a vacant space on Chouteau ("Miracle on Chouteau" — so cute!). Last year, it set up shop for the first time in Small Change. This year's iteration is one of 80 (!) planned across the country.

Press materials promise a host of fascinating new cocktails, including the "Christmas Carol Barrel" (aged rum, Aquavit, Amaro, pumpkin pie, Demerara syrup, lime, vanilla, Angostura bitters) and "A Partridge in a Pear Tree" (Reposado Tequila, pear brandy, mezcal, Spiced Demerara syrup, lime, egg white, club soda, Angostura bitters, cinnamon). It's all very of the modern mixology moment, but also totally approachable. (Who doesn't love Christmas-y flavors like cinnamon and pear?)

The pop-up will run from Friday, November 23 to Saturday, December 29. Beginning at noon on November 1, you can make a reservation online, so bookmark rez site now.

click to enlarge Just look at that adorable retro barware! - MELISSA HOM
  • Just look at that adorable retro barware!
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