Edible Eat of the Week: Long Island’s Most Festive Holiday Cocktails

Miracle cocktails

Photo courtesy of Miracle Pop-Up

The Eat: Well, technically it’s a drink. A whole lot of drinks, actually.

The Place: Miracle, the pop-up Christmas bar taking over Cork and Kerry in Rockville Centre.

The Story: Cork and Kerry has been transformed into a winter wonderland for the second year in a row. Nostalgic holiday décor, paired with bespoke cocktails makes for the perfect holiday season spot. Grab your ugliest Christmas sweater and prepare to step into the spirit of Christmas—even if it means driving Up Island.

This year, Miracle’s cocktail menu includes 10 signature cocktails and 3 specialty shots. There’s eggnog, of course, the Jingle Balls Nog, made with a brown butter and cinnamon infused Cognac, amontillado Sherry, almond milk, cream, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and nutmeg. But that’s not all. The Christmapolitan takes a stab at the Sex and the City classic, adding elderflower, spiced cranberry sauce, and rosemary to this martini.

Served in a Kelly green mug, the SanTaRex is a mix of rye whiskey, oloroso Sherry, spiced apple cider, hard cider, and baked apple bitters. Looking for something to warm you up? Opt for the Bad Santa, which arrives hot. The drink features rum, black Chai, date-infused oat milk, and vanilla syrup. The Best Name Award goes to the Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r: Barbados rum, cachaça, Trinidad overproof rum, purple yam, and coconut orgeat.

Get nice with a Nice Shot (rum, peppermint tea, chocolate), or naughty with a Naughty Shot (bourbon and cinnamon), or try your luck with the Mistletoe Shot (gingerbread-spiced rye). No matter your poison, it will be a miracle if you can’t find something you love at this spirited pop-up.

Of course, all good things must come to an end eventually. Miracle will only be sticking around for the holiday season, so finish your wrapping and get to drinking. Everything else can wait, can’t it?