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Hi,
I have been trying to find a list of what liquors are kosher for Passover but have not found much information. Does anyone have a full list? More importantly, I am looking to find a bar/restaurant in Manhattan that either adheres to Passover or carries a couple kosher for Passover liquors for this weekend. Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks so much.

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  1. There are some restaurants around NYC that serve kosher for passover wine. With regard to liquor, there are no liquors that are kosher for passover without special certification because many liquors nowadays are wheat- and grain-based. Some liquors are available though with certification, including vodka, tequila, amaretto and the very special Slivovitz (which doubles as motor fuel). I would check a bigger liquor store to see what they have, especially in a Jewish neighborhood like the Upper West Side.

    1. I know that SKYVIEW Liquors has a list of everything in their store Kosher for Passover, with liquors on it as well.

      http://www.skyviewwine.com/main.asp?r...

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      1. re: azcohen

        Understand that much of it is just plain awful. The $20 vodkas can't really stand on their own and the $40 vodka isn't really twice as good. The Slivovitz is good for sipping (but very hash) and the tequila is very pricey (for what it is) and would not be worth it any other time of year.

        1. re: ferret

          I agree. Although some of the cognac is nice.

          1. re: azcohen

            Not a big fan of cognac.

      2. Zachlawi makes vodka in plain and various flavors including mojito...Arak is also often Kosher for Passover.

        These are available at the multitude of liquor shops in Brooklyn that carry kosher items, as well as in Cedarhust, LI.

        1. Bought a bottle of the 209 Gin that is Kosher for Passover (OU-P). It's for a kiddush at shul this shabbat, so I'll let you know the consensus from those who drink it.

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          1. re: jdh11

            Those who tried the 209 Gin all loved it. The problem is Jews don't drink gin - not during the rest of the year, and not even during Pesach when they can't have their single malts.

          2. www.kosherfactory.eu parhaps not NY but Kedem NJ should soon have it in their portfolio

            1. Thanks everyone, now I have info for this year! :)

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              1. re: alexandrachel

                you might also check out or.org and crcweb.org - both provide extensive lists of kosher for passover products including liquors and wines -

                1. re: weinstein5

                  I guess it's ok to talk about Pesach now.

                  to the OP, most Judaica stores, will carry a Pesach Guide by a Rabbi Blumenkranz. It has absolutely gotten more strict over the years, but it is also a good guide for wines and Liquors. Any kosher restaurant that is open for Pesach this year, and has a liquor license (Le Marais?) will have KLP wines and Liquors.

                  1. re: vallevin

                    Zachlawi does do kosher for pesach sweet potato vodka that sounds very intresting, I don't think the arak is though. I find their stuff to be of decent quality and love the arak.

                    A few years ago I did try one of the K for P anejo tequilas and thought it was just plan awful.