With Purim coming in just a few short weeks, the time is now to start practicing your drink repertoire.
With Purim coming in just a few short weeks, the time is now to start practicing your drink repertoire. Thankfully, the good people at Aqua Vitae Institute, led by founder Ariela Yankelewitz, have come up with the following recipes to help lubricate any holiday gathering.
(Recipes courtesy of the Aqua Vitae Institute in Philadelphia, aquavitaeinstitute.com.)
You Sexy Thing
Warm anyone’s heart with this drink.
2 cups of milk
3 ½ oz. dark chocolate
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsps. dark rum
Optional: marshmallows and whipped cream
Break chocolate into little pieces.
Place chocolate with milk into saucepan over medium heat.
Add cinnamon, honey, sugar, vanilla and rum into the pan.
Whisk, whisk and whisk for approximately 2 minutes. Make sure the drink doesn’t boil.
Turn off heat, remove cinnamon stick and serve.
Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet
The perfect way to end any Purim.
2 Tbsps. pomegranate juice
Berry Sorbet of Choice (Strawberry, Cranberry Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry and even currants work great!)
Place glasses in freezer until they are frosted.
Add pomegranate juice.
Add a small scoop of sorbet to each glass.
Top the sorbet with a tablespoon of pomegranate seeds.
Fill with Champagne.
Optional: Garnish with a sprig of mint.
The Classic Spring Drink: Moscow Mule
2 oz. vodka
Can of ginger beer
Glassware: Collins glass or Moscow Mule cup
Cut the lime in half and juice it into the bottom of the drink.
Fill glass with ice.
Fill glass with ginger beer.
Garnish with a lime wheel.