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A Miracle Pop Up at Truss and Twine in Palm Springs California 2023

Updated: Jun 8

A menu with Santa on a horse used for Miracle Pop Up at Truss and Twine Event
Menu for Specialty Cocktails at Miracle at Truss and Twine

Really? A miracle? Perhaps it isn’t what you usually think about when using the term. However, Miracle Pop Up at the Truss and Twine is a whole lot of fun.

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Truss and Twine is a classy craft cocktail venue in Palm Springs, California, in the Uptown Design District. On any evening, customers can be seated at the U-shaped bar. The minimalist décor is reinforced with a cantilever black steel canopy over the concrete bar.

Co-owners Michael Beckman and Jose Mourani share their time between Truss and Twine and Workshop Kitchen Bar. At Truss and Twine, Brandon Glass, with an electric personality, serves as General Manager and Bartender, regaling customers with stories as they relax.

Miracle Pop-Up Arrives for the Holidays at Truss and Twine

What is a Miracle Pop-Up?

Greg Boehm was building a cocktail bar in East Village in New York City. The space would not be finished for the holidays, so Greg’s mother suggested they transform it into a pop-up serving specialty drinks with holiday décor.

To their surprise, not only did friends come to support them, but crowds started to appear. It became the place where lone customers could come in and experience the joy of Christmas through the kitschy décor and holiday music. Laughter permeated the air.

His bar industry colleagues took notice and asked how he created the event. Thinking the process through, Greg figured out how the event could be duplicated.

By 2016, four locations had opened with specifically crafted cocktails and information about creating the atmosphere to make it feel like a nostalgic Christmas. Today, Miracle has been recreated in over 150 locations throughout the world.

Truss and Twine Miracle Pop-Up: Only One in Palm Springs

Brandon Glass proudly shares how pleased they are to be the host of this event. The closest other one would be in Los Angeles. The franchise has a strict limit: Miracle Pop-Ups must be at least 50 miles from each other.

Front of Truss and Twine decorated with lights and Santa and sleigh.
Facade of Truss and Twine in North Palm Springs Design District

Walking into Truss and Twine

The minute you park the car, you see the lights and even Santa and his sleigh marking the façade of North Palm Canyon. I couldn’t help but notice the white trees meticulously stenciled on the windows and the doors as we entered Truss and Twine.

Greeted by staff in holiday sweaters and Santa hats, we sat down at the bar. Lined against the wall were tables waiting for groups of people to sit. Santa-like hats, complete with the pompons on one side, were gracing the back of all the chairs in the entire space.

White lights dangled from the ceiling. The concrete walls were creatively decorated to look like gift boxes. Seriously, it would be impossible not to start feeling the Christmas spirit from the décor created by Palm Springs event planner Haley Riccio. Haley does all the events for Truss and Twine and Workplace Kitchen and Bar.

Time to Taste the Miracle Pop-Up Specialty Cocktails

Snowball Old-Fashioned – Rye whiskey, gingerbread, aromatic & wormwood bitters, orange essence. I had this old-fashioned and can give it a thumbs up. A delightful touch, the ice was a snowball, perfectly formed under the watchful eyes of the staff.

A ceramic green dragon in which Miracle Pop up Specialty drink is served.
Miracle at Truss and Twine Mug with Specialty Drink

Yippee Ki Ya Mother F----r—Barbados rum, rhum agricole, Trinidad overproof rum, ube & coconut orgeat, acid-adjusted pineapple juice. My companion ordered this drink, which came in Santa’s pants mug.

Jingle Balls Nog—cognac, cream sherry, almond milk, cream, egg, vanilla nutmeg. Since I love drinking egg nog during the holidays, I ordered this, trusting I wouldn’t be disappointed. I wasn’t. I love it.

Rudolph’s Replacement---Vodka, coffee liqueur, white crème de cacao, orange curacao, chai, almond milk, aromatic bitters. My companion ordered this and said it was like a mild Espresso martini served in a dragon mug.

Man in Christmas sweater, Santa hat with various mugs setting in front of him at Truss and Twine Miracle Pop Up
Brandon Glass, General Manager at Truss and Twine with Miracle Pop Up Mugs for Sale.

There are a total of 12 specialty drinks. So, another trip will be necessary to take full advantage of this varied cocktail menu. I plan to meet there with friends again.

When you purchase a specialty mug in which the craft cocktails are served, 10% of the sales profits go to SEVA. SEVA is a foundation that promotes the sustainability of organizations worldwide to help support eyesight health.

Two tacos on a plate with flower and sauce garnish.
Tacos Prepared by Hoja Blanca for Miracle Pop Up

Small Bites are Available

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, Hoja Blanca, a local food pop-up, serves a menu of modern Mexican-inspired food.

Friday through Tuesday, a special menu created by the Truss and Twine team has a Christmas theme menu. For example, they have a Christmas Cheese Ball, Mary’s Chicken Leg Confit in Mole, and a cookie tin for those wanting sweets.

Alas, it was time to say goodnight. It indeed was a fun experience, with the addition of helping it be the first-holiday event I have attended this year and put me in the holiday experience.

This is a unique opportunity to meet up with friends and enjoy the holiday spirit while having an adventure trying Miracle Pop-Up’s specialty cocktails. Truss and Twine is open from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and is hosting this event through December 31, so you have plenty of time to get it on your calendar.

Kathy Condon short darkish hair wearing a white shirt with large gold beads
Kathy Condon Journalist and Travel Writer

Kathy Condon is a Journalist, Travel Writer, and Award-winning Author. Her niche is luxury experiences and communities living in the shadows of larger cities.


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03 dic 2023
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Hey Kathy, are there non-alcoholic/sugar choices for those of us who want to enjoy, but are not drinkers? It sounds like a great time!

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Sounds fab and very unique. Your article made me feel I was there with you!

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Definitely worth a visit.

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