Spreading Christmas cheer isn’t the worst job to have. Just ask the folks at Miracle, the pop-up cocktail bar with more than 75 locations promoting “the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to.” This season, Death & Glory will present an explosion of Christmas decor and 10 holiday cocktails designed by Joann Spiegel and Manhattan bartender Nico de Soto at its Delray Beach location and a new outpost in CityPlace. “I must have made dozens and dozens of Run Run Rudolphs,” says Spiegel. “The final drink was a happy accident that was just delicious.” —M.S.
Run Run Rudolph
1 cinnamon stick
1 Indian long pepper
1 Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate mix packet
1 oz. Espolon Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz. Galliano Ristretto Coffee Liqueur
Cinnamon cacao dust (two parts cacao powder to one part cinnamon powder)
For the cold hot chocolate, crack the cinnamon stick and clove and toast in a saucepan until aromatic. Add water, Indian long pepper, and a pinch of paprika. Lower the heat and add Swiss Miss mix; simmer and stir for 5 minutes. Do not allow spices to steep too long. When mixture cools, strain and store in refrigerator. Add tequila, coffee liqueur, and 6 oz. of hot chocolate into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon cacao dust.