Hold the champagne and say hello to these unique Rosh Hashanah drinks

Click photo to download. Caption: Spiced Spiked Almond Milk. Credit: JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine.

 

By JNS.org

Tradition dictates a glass of champagne on the secular New Year. But what can give you a nice buzz to celebrate the Jewish New Year? These Rosh Hashanah drinks from “Queen of Kosher” Jaime Geller’s Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine could very well start a new trend.

Spiced Spiked Almond Milk

By Cheryl Heisler/JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine

Spike your almond milk with spicy liquors for the ultimate comfort and buzz this Rosh Hashanah.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ready Time: 5 minutes

Servings:

Ingredients:

1⁄3 oz. almond liqueur

1⁄3 oz. cinnamon liqueur

1⁄3 oz. almond milk

Directions:

Click photo to download. Caption: Pomegranate Strawberry Daiquiri. Credit: JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine.

Blend and chill by shaking ingredients in a martini shaker with ice. Strain/pour into a decorative shot glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Pomegranate Strawberry Daiquiri

By Tamar Genger/JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ready Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced

3/4 cup Morad pomegranate wine

4 shots/ounces light rum

Mint leaves for garnish

Ice

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender. Fill with 1-2 cups of ice and blend well. Serve in margarita glasses. Get your Morad pomegranate wine online here.

Pomegranate Sangria

From JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine

Another recipe using Morad pomegranate wine is pomegranate sangria. This recipe is made extra strong with your favorite vodka. Add any seasonal fruits and enjoy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 1 hour

Click photo to download. Caption: Sangria. Credit: Tamorlan via Wikimedia Commons.

Ready Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Servings: 4-6 

Ingredients:

1 bottle chilled Morad Danue pomegranate wine

1/2 bottle of Pellegrino sparkling water

1/2 cup of vodka to taste

Juice of 1 fresh-squeezed lemon and 1 fresh-squeezed lime 

1 sliced apple

Directions:

Pour the wine, sparkling water, and vodka in a large pitcher. Add juice of 1 fresh squeezed-lemon and 1 lime. Add 1 sliced apple. Mix and refrigerate until served. Add ice cubes just before serving

Click photo to download. Caption: Fall Bourbon Cocktail. Credit: JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine.

Fall Bourbon Cocktail

By Cheryl Heisler/JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine

Infuse fall flavors and colors into a bourbon cocktail, or leave out the bourbon and enjoy the flavors as a cocktail for a festive evening.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ready Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1 oz. bourbon

1 to 2 oz. pure pomegranate juice

Ginger ale

Pomegranate seeds

Fresh wholes figs (or dates)

Directions:

Fill a tall glass with ice. Build the drink by adding the bourbon, then the juice, then filling with ginger ale. Stir. Top with fresh shaved ginger and pomegranate seedsCut fig or date and place on the rim of the glass.

Click photo to download. Caption: Hot Hard Apple Cider. Credit: JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine.

Hot Hard Apple Cider

By Cheryl Heisler/JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine

Spike some hot apple cider with apple brandy, or just mix it up without the alcohol and serve to the whole family.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ready Time: 5 minutes

Servings:

Ingredients:

1 oz. apple brandy

1 cup unfiltered apple cider

Juice of 1⁄4 lemon

1 teaspoon honey

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a small pot, and warm over low flame until the honey melts and the mixture starts to simmer. Pour into a tempered mug (if you have glass, it looks really pretty) and serve with lemon peel curls and a cinnamon stick.

Recipes contributed by JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine. Subscribe at www.joyofkosher.com/subscribe or call 1-855-JOY-OF-KOSHER (1855-569-6356).

Click photo to download. Caption: Jamie Geller. Credit: HarperCollins Publishers.

Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen—not because she doesn’t love food, but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing,” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the “Queen of Kosher” (CBS) and the “Jewish Rachael Ray” (New York Times), she’s the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and “Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller” magazine. Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids, who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen—quickly. 

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Posted on July 7, 2015 and filed under High Holidays, Special Sections.