I want to have some pitchers of cocktails ready for my Hanukah guests. Kosher is not important. I want to start with vodka (honoring the potato latkes) and apple brandy (the applesauce). Where to I go from here?
I prefer to not have an overly sweet drink. Ideas, please.
Gin and tonic-ah (silly nod to Adam Sandler).
My good friend does Vodka tonics and Calvados, but has Collins prep for those who want Vodka Collins(es).
A flaming cocktail might be appropriate. Or a cocktail with some herbal elements to complement the latkes. Or and I cringe when as I write this, a sangria using Manischewitz wine.
Thanks for the feedback. I do want to stick with the vodka and apple brandy and go from there with whatever juices, mixers, etc that might be appropriate.
You could make a Jack Rose variant with Apple Brandy, Vodka, lemon juice and homemade grenadine. Vodka with cranberries and sparkling wine could be a good seasonal and festive drink. How about a French 75 redux, say a Polish 75 with Sobieski Vodka (my go to value brand bc of its Rye component, flavor and price point). Lemon, simple syrup, and sparkling wine.
How about something with slivovitz? Saw this "Slivovitz Cocktail": 2oz slivovitz, 1/4 oz triple sec, 2 dashes angostura. Possibly good...