Raise a Glass On Hanukkah: 8 Recipes For A Cheerful Celebration!

Raise a Glass On Hanukkah: 8 Recipes For A Cheerful Celebration!

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Introduction

Hanukkah is a joyous time of year, and there's no better way to kick off the festivities than with a special cocktail for each candle lit! This year, we’re here to provide some delicious recipes that can add some extra cheer to your holiday. From the 'Menorah Martini' to the 'Silver Bullet', these Hanukkah themed cocktails are sure to make every Hanukkah party a hit. So grab your shakers and let’s get mixing! Cheers!

History of Hanukkah Cocktails

Hanukkah cocktails are a relatively new phenomenon, but they've quickly become a favorite way to celebrate. The first recorded mention of a Hanukkah cocktail was in 2014, when mixologist Uri Welch came up with the 'Menorah Martini'. This drink is made with gin, apricot brandy, and orange juice, and is served in a glass that's decorated to look like a menorah.

Since then, many other Hanukkah cocktails have been created, each with its own unique flavor and flair. Some of our favorites include the 'Silver Bullet', made with gin and scotch whiskey; the 'Dreidel', made with plum brandy, apple juice, and cherry-flavored liqueur; and the 'Ultimate Chocolate Martini', made with chocolate cream liqueur and vodka.

So if you're looking for something special to drink this Hanukkah, why not try one of these delicious cocktails? They'll add some extra fun to your holiday celebration!

Menorah Martini

How To Make The Menorah Martini Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 Splash Blue Curaçao

Glass:

Martini

Garnish:

Blueberries, Sugar

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Vodka, Sweet Vermouth, and Blue Curaçao.
  2. Shake well and strain into a Martini Glass.
  3. Rim your glass with sugar and garnish with Fresh Blueberries. Serve.

Silver Bullet

How To Make The Silver Bullet Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 0.75 oz Scotch Whiskey

Glass:

Cocktail

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Gin and Scotch Whiskey.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice filled Cocktail glass. Serve.

The Dreidel

How To Make The Dreidel Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Plum Brandy
  • 2 oz Apple Juice
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 oz Cherry Flavored Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Egg White
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters

Glass:

Wine Glass

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Plum Brandy, Apple Juice, Lemon Juice, Cherry Liqueur, Egg White and Angostura Bitters.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice filled Wine glass. Serve.

The Ultimate Chocolate Gelt Martini

How To Make The Ultimate Chocolate Gelt Martini Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz Chocolate Cream Liqueur
  • 2 oz Vodka

Glass:

Cocktail

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Chocolate Cream Liqueur and Vodka.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice filled Cocktail glass. Serve.

Vodka Gimel

How To Make The Vodka Gimel Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Blueberry Simple Syrup

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Fresh Blueberries

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Chocolate Cream Liqueur and Vodka.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice filled Coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with Fresh Blueberries and Serve.

The Jelly Doughnut

How To Make The Jelly Doughnut Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.75 oz Chambord or Black Raspberry Liqueur

Glass:

Highball

Garnish:

Lemon Peel, Fresh Blueberries

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Vanilla Vodka, Lemon Juice, and Chambord or Black Raspberry Liqueur.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice filled Highball glass.
  3. Garnish with Lemon Peel and Fresh Blueberries. Serve.

Rosemary Mezcal Negroni

How To Make The Rosemary Mezcal Negroni Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Rosemary Infused Apéritif Liqueur

Glass:

Old Fashioned

Garnish:

Smoking Rosemary Sprig

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Mezcal, Sweet Vermouth, and Rosemary Infused Apéritif Liqueur.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice filled Old Fashioned glass.
  3. Garnish with a Smoking Rosemary Sprig and Serve.

Menorah Mule

How To Make The Menorah Mule Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Blue Raspberry Vodka
  • 4 oz Ginger Beer
  • Splash Lime Juice

Glass:

Mule/Copper Mug

Garnish:

Blueberries

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Blue Raspberry Vodka, Ginger Beer, and Splash Lime Juice.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice filled Mule/Copper Mug.
  3. Garnish with Blueberries and Serve.

What to Pair With Your Hanukkah Cocktail

Hanukkah cocktails are the perfect way to ring in the holiday cheer! And what better way to enjoy them than with some delicious food pairings?

If you're drinking the Menorah Martini, try pairing it with some apricot chicken skewers.

The Silver Bullet goes great with traditional Jewish dishes like matzo ball soup or brisket.

And for a festive treat, try serving the Ultimate Chocolate Martini alongside some chocolate-covered strawberries.

The Dreidel is perfect for enjoying with some potato latkes and applesauce, while the Jelly Donut pairs perfectly with a plate of sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts).

And finally, the Rosemary Mezcal Negroni is the perfect drink to cap off a delicious Hanukkah meal. Enjoy it with some crispy bacon wrapped dates!

So whatever your favorite Hanukkah cocktail may be, be sure to enjoy it with some tasty food pairings!

Conclusion

Hanukkah cocktails are the perfect way to ring in the holiday cheer! Whether you're enjoying a classic Menorah Martini or something more adventurous like the Dreidel, there's sure to be a drink that fits your taste. So what are you waiting for, grab yourself a delicious cocktail this year as you're lighting the candles!

Cheers!

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