Purim Themed Cocktails Including The Hammered Taschen
on 14/03/14 at 10:25 amBooze News
“With most parties I throw I like to have a featured drink in addition to the normal beer, wine, and soda offering. What I have learned though is that the featured drink really must be made in bulk because you’ll be pinned to the bar making drink after drink if you plan to make them as they are needed.
These five cocktails can all be made in advance and simply poured and garnished. Better yet, serve in a beautiful punch bowl and free yourself to socialize. Keep extra batches stored in large pitchers or jars, ready to be pulled out at a moment’s notice. Note any sparkling drink should have the carbonated element added at the last, so prepare the other parts first and add the sparkler when serving.”
THE MORDECAI MARGARITA
2 ounces Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces Tequila
2 ounces pomegranate juice
2 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
coarse salt for the rim
lime + pomegranate arils for garnish
For simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water, bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely.
Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, pom juice, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in extra lime slices. Add some pomegranate arils for decoration.
[This recipe can be easily doubled, quadrupled, etc. Since everyone’s tastes differ, add simple syrup 1/4 cup at a time and go from taste. I also suggest buying the lime juice if you plan on making a pitcher (or 2) considering you’d have to squeeze a billion limes to get enough juice.]
This gorgeous pomegranate margarita recipe is from How Sweet It Is. Make several batches ahead of time and have plenty of garnish pre-cut.
The Hammered Taschen
2 vanilla wafers
1 Tbs. lime juice plus extra for rim
1 Tbs. triple sec
1 Tbs. peach schnapps
2 Tbs. vodka
3 Tbs. apricot nectar
Crush cookies into a very fine powder. Dip rim of chilled martini or other cocktail glass in lime juice and then in cookie powder. Set aside. Combine 1 Tbs. lime juice with the triple sec, peach schnapps, vodka and apricot nectar in cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake well and strain into prepared glass.