Hold the bubbly and say hello to these Rosh Hashanah drinks

Secular tradition dictates drinking a glass of sparkling wine on New Year’s Eve. But what can give you a nice buzz to celebrate the Jewish New Year? These Rosh Hashanah drinks from the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine and could very well start a new trend.


Spiced Spiked Almond Milk

Serves 1

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ready time: 5 minutes

1⁄3 oz. almond liqueur

1⁄3 oz. cinnamon liqueur

1⁄3 oz. almond milk

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

Serves 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ready time: 5 minutes


11⁄2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced

3⁄4 cup Morad pomegranate wine

4 shots/oz. light rum

mint leaves for garnish


Place all ingredients in a blender. Fill with 1-2 cups of ice and blend well. Serve in margarita glasses.


Pomegranate Sangria

Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 1 hour

Ready Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

1 bottle chilled Morad pomegranate wine

1⁄2 bottle of sparkling water

1⁄2 cup of vodka to taste

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

1 sliced apple

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


Hot Hard Apple Cider

Serves 1

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ready time: 5 minutes

1 oz. apple brandy

1 cup unfiltered apple cider

juice of 1⁄4 lemon

1 tsp. honey

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


Fall Bourbon Cocktail

Serves 1

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ready time: 5 minutes


1 oz. bourbon

1 to 2 oz. pure pomegranate juice

ginger ale

fresh ginger, shaved

pomegranate seeds

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. 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 seeds.