New Recipe: The Interfaith Cocktail!

To celebrate our interfaith 20s/30s group, Rabbi Debbie channeled her inner mixologist and created a new recipe for an interfaith cocktail! It’s the perfect mixture of sweet and smoky, finished with a lemon twist.

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photograph of orange colored cocktail with floating lemon

Ingredients for the Interfaith Cocktail

  • Sparkling wine 
  • Whiskey
  • Honey
  • Lemon Slices

Why Champagne?

Methode Champenoise, the method used to make Champagne, Prosecco and other sparkling wines was perfected by the monk Dom Perignon. He may or may not have invented it, but is definitively known to have established the innovation of the second fermentation in the bottle, which is how sparkling wines are still made.

Why Whiskey?

You may be thinking to yourself, what (if anything) does Whiskey have to do with Judaism. The answer is not in the drink itself, but where you find it most often in a Jewish tradition. Before weddings, after Shabbat Services and at some other opportune moments, Jews get together to drink, sing, drink, eat, drink, dance… But, mainly drink. These gatherings are called Tisch (Yiddish for table referring to the table laden with food and drink). The most common drink found at a Tisch is Whiskey, although most certainly not the only one.

Why Honey?

Mentioned many times in the Bible. Biblical Israel was called ‘the land of milk and honey,’ and the Hebrew word for bee is D’vorah – so, Rabbi Debbie liked it.

As for how to make it?

Glass of sparkling wine, shot of Whiskey, dollop of honey and a lemon slice to make it look fancy. Exact amounts? Beats me. Make it like a Yiddishe Mama (a little of this, a pinch of that, you’ll know it when you taste it…..)

photograph of lemon slices on a cutting board with ice

Ingredients for non-alcoholic Interfaith Cocktail

  • Sparkling Cider 
  • Honey
  • (Lemon if you like it, but it may not mix well with cider)



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