Channukah Cocktails

8 Nights of Hanukkah Cocktails

Published On 8 December, 2012 | kosher, Recipe Roundups

Eight nights of Chanukkah, and eight nights of Hanukkah Cocktails, and if your schedule looks anything like ours, there’s plenty of activities for kids and adults alike for the next eight nights. In the spirit of celebration, no pun intended, I share with you eight unique cocktails for you to share with your friends and family, or to treat yourself too if you are home alone. Each of these cocktails are presented by a different foodie, some are names you may recognize from previous posts or round ups, and some of them are brand new. Each night of Hanukkah, a new cocktail will be revealed, so come back each day at 5:00PM Central Time, or make sure we’re connected on Facebook so you can get a nightly reminder.



One Hanukkah Cocktail:
Strawberry Pineapple Daquiri

Noshing with the Nolands DaquariYou might think “summer” when I say Daquiri, and if you were lucky enough to freeze some strawberries before the season ended, then you’re in luck! Tara Noland is the owner and author of Noshing With The Noland and is a former nurse, now a full time blogger and stay at home mom. It’s a pleasure to share just one of the great looking cocktails that she has written. If you’re filling up on latkes tonight, you might just want something fresh and light that won’t be too intense on your palate!

Check out the recipe for this Strawberry Pineapple Daquiri at Noshing with the Nolands.

Two Hanukkah Cocktails:
“Sufgani-tini” – Jelly Donut Martini with “Gelt” Garnish

This cocktail is not ready yet. Follow me on Facebook to be reminded when this cocktail goes live. Chocolate Raspberry MartiniRight after I decided I’d write a cocktail roundup, my wife was the first to say she’d participate. It didn’t take long for her to dream up the “Sufgani-tini”. Sufganiah is the Hebrew word for donut, a traditional chanukkah treat, and let me tell you, this cocktail is one hell of a treat. This cocktail tastes like chanukkah in a glass. My wife, This American Mama, is tonight’s contributor, and I invite you to follow her on Facebook.

Check out this Jelly Donut Martini with Chocolate Gelt Garnish.

Three Hanukkah Cocktails:
Port of Call Cocktail

This cocktail is not ready yet. Follow me on Facebook to be reminded when this cocktail goes live. Greg of Sippty Sup won my respect with the line “Baking, sure– that’s science. But mixology. That’s more like alchemy“. The Port of Call Cocktail does call for port, and kosher port is not easy to find. I strongly recommend Psagot Prat available from JWines. Greg Henry writes for a number of publications including Sippity Sup- Serious Fun Food and has ‘s been featured in numerous respected publications, including Food & Wine Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and Saveur’s Best of the Web. Greg also co-hosts The Table Set podcast which I now subscribe to!

Please visit Sippty Sup for tonight’s Hannukah Cocktail, Port of Call.

Four Hanukkah Cocktails:
Spicy Hot Cocoa with Kahlua

This cocktail is not ready yet. Follow me on Facebook to be reminded when this cocktail goes live. Hot Cocoa with Khalua Light a fire next to the menorah tonight and grab a mug of Hot Cocoa. Jamie Geller of Joy of Kosher shares a wonderful winter treat, Hot Cocoa with Kahlua. Jamie, a fellow Kosher Connections blogger, is the co-founder of the Kosher Media Network and has been referred to as “the Kosher Rachel Ray”.

Visit Joy of Kosher for this Spicy Hot Cocoa with Kahlua.

Five Hanukkah Cocktails:
Rosemary Gin Cocktail

This cocktail is not ready yet. Follow me on Facebook to be reminded when this cocktail goes live. Rosemary Gin Cocktail by A Healthier Life for MeTonight’s channukah cocktail comes to you from Amy of A Healthy Life for Me. Amy is a a confessed Food Lover, Garden Addict and Photo Junkie! During the day you can find Amy in her garden or kitchen, and most likely my camera won’t be far. Amy’s drink is a Rosemary Gin Cocktail and the combination of the citrus and lemon flavors alongside the gin. This is the first time I have come across rosemary in a cocktail and I like it!

Learn how to make this Rosemary and Gin Cocktail at Healthy Life for Me.

Six Hanukkah Cocktails:
Peach Pinto Grigio Smoothie

This cocktail is not ready yet. Follow me on Facebook to be reminded when this cocktail goes live. Peach Pino Grigo SmoothieAnother little taste of summer for you tonight. Enjoy Kitchen Tested’s Peach Pinto Gringo Smoothie tonight. The Pinto Grigo is dairy free and the white wine balances really nicely with peach tones. Melinda, of Kitchen Tested, is a fellow member of the Kosher Connections and has previously guest posted a Triple Peppermint Brownie which would go nicely with this drink.

Visit Kitchen Tested for Melinda’s Peach Pinto Grigio Smoothie recipe.

Seven Hanukkah Cocktails:
Home Made Irish Cream

This cocktail is not ready yet. Follow me on Facebook to be reminded when this cocktail goes live. Home Made Irish CreamBack in 2004, I visited Dublin with my mother. We spent three or four days walking the Irish streets, visiting distilleries, breweries and quaint Irish pubs and I remember the Irish coffee I drank in the Jameson factory like it was yesterday. No Irish coffee is complete without Irish Cream but never have I thought about making this at home

Enjoy “Grandpa’s Hooch” over at The Tiffin Box. The Tiffin Box is a food, recipe and review website based in Edmonton, AB, Canada, authored by Michelle Peters – Jones.

Eight Hanukkah Cocktails:
The Lamplighter

This cocktail is not ready yet. Follow me on Facebook to be reminded when this cocktail goes live. The LamplighterWith tonight being the eighth and final night of the festival of lights, I find The Lamplighter to be a fitting tribute. This winter scotch cocktail comes to you from Wonderland Kitchen. The barkeep at Wonderland Kitchen, Brian Sacawa is equal parts professional saxophonist, elite amateur cyclist, and occasional website maker. Find him on Twitter at @briansacawa.

Check out this The Lamplighter at Wonderland Kitchen.

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