Two Connecticut bars will be home to the worldwide Miracle Christmas pop-up cocktail bar concept over the next month, which features holiday decor, music and special Christmas-themed cocktails to celebrate. Highland Brass Co. in Waterbury and Riley's by the Seawall in Stratford are partner locations for the event, which officially launches Nov. 22 at Highland and Nov. 23 at Riley's. The pop-up runs through the holiday season, promising "boughs of holly, twinkling lights, vintage garlands, ribbons, tchotchkes and more," according to a press release. Each participating location serves a festive drink menu, with cocktails like the Christmaspolitan (vodka, elderflower liqueur, lime, rosemary, spiced cranberry sauce); Elfing Around (mulled wine reduction, prosecco, gin, grapefruit shrub, aromatic and orange bitters) and the Jingle Balls Nog, with cognac, cream sherry, almond milk, cream, egg, vanilla and nutmeg. A Bad Santa, served hot, features aged Jamaican rum, velvet falernum, oat milk and mixed spiced butter, and a Christmas Carol Barrel mixes reposado tequila with coffee liqueur, spiced chocolate and dry curacao.\u00a0 Classic Miracle cocktails that have returned from previous years\u00a0include the Jolly Koala, with bourbon, cacao nib aperitif, dry vermouth and mulled wine reduction, and the tropical "Yippie Ki Yay,"\u00a0with three rums (Barbados, rhum agricole and overproof) highlighted by pineapple juice and ube and coconut orgeat.\u00a0 The Miracle event dates back to 2014, when Greg Boehm, owner of Mace in New York, transformed his cocktail bar into a holiday destination with "over the top" decorations in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The following year, Miracle expanded to four locations, and it's now a global concept, with pop-ups all over the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Asia and Central America. Guests can also buy the Miracle-themed glassware used for the specialty cocktails, with a percentage of proceeds going to the James Beard Foundation "Open For Good" campaign to help independent restaurants.