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Mar 10, 2010 04:46 PM

Jewish Cocktails? [moved from Wine]

Anyone have any suggestions for cocktails to serve at a Jewish dinner party (Jewish food...guests will be varied!)? My cooking club is doing a post-Passover Jewish comfort food dinner in April. We usually like to start with a cocktail at our dinners, and I thought I'd check here to see if anyone had some ideas...or even favorite family recipes. The dinner is not going to be Kosher nor strictly Passover food, so those will not be obstacles.

Not opposed to mixed drinks utilizing Manishewitz...but Slivowitz would probably be more interesting.

Wide open on this one!


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    (Adapted from "The Flavor of Jerusalem," Little, Brown)

    3/4 cup Sabra liqueur

    2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

    2 teaspoons lemon squash or condensed lemonade

    1. Pour the ingredients into a chilled glass containing 1 ice cube. Stir well and remove the ice cube.


    •1 part raspberry Stoli vodka
    •1/2 part triple sec
    •1/2 part pear schnapps
    •2 parts Manischewitz Concord-grape wine
    •1 part fresh sour mix
    •1 part Sprite
    •Lemon twists, to garnish
    Shake the vodka, triple sec, schnapps, Manischewitz and fresh sour in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a martini glass.

    1/8 Cointreau (1/2 oz, 1 cl, 1/8 gills
    )1/8 Amer Picon (1/2 oz, 1 cl, 1/8 gills)
    3/8 rum (1 1/4 oz, 3.5 cl, 5/16 gills)
    3/8 slivovitz (1 1/4 oz, 3.5 cl, 5/16 gills)
    Shake with ice and strain
    Serve in a cocktail glass (4.5 oz)

    (Invented by Jimmy Ketwer )
    Yellow Plum Cocktail
    Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain
    1 1/2 oz plum brandy (quetsch or slivovitz) (4.5 cl, 3/8 gills
    )1/2 oz fresh lemon juice (1.5 cl, 1/8 gills)
    1/2 oz orange juice (1.5 cl, 1/8 gills)
    1/4 oz maraschino liqueur (6 dashes, 1/16 gills)
    sugar to taste
    Serve in a cocktail glass (4.5 oz)

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