Four drinks for the Four Species

Try these holiday-inspired cocktails using arava, etrog ,lulav and hadas.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
September 18, 2013 13:54
1 minute read.
Four drinks for the Four Species

Four drinks for the Four Species. (photo credit: Courtesy)

The Four Species inspired Shachaf Koren, of Ackerman Alcohol Imports, importers of Grey Goose Vodka, to come up with cocktails that follow the traditional characteristics: arava – no taste and no smell; etrog – good taste and good smell; lulav – taste but no smell; and hadas – good smell but no taste.

ARAVA

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✔ 50 ml. Grey Goose vodka
✔ 20 ml. extra-dry martini
✔ Dash of orange bitters
✔ Lemon zest or an olive for garnish

Mix in a shaker over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

ETROG

This cocktail has complex aromas and flavors of almonds, citrus and spices.

✔ 45 ml. orange Grey Goose vodka
✔ 15 ml. Amaretto liqueur
✔ 3-5 drops sesame oil
✔ 15 ml. sugar water
✔ 25 ml. lime juice
✔ Pinch ground ginger
✔ 1 anise star

Mix in a shaker over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

LULAV

✔ 45 ml. Cognac
✔ 10 ml. silan
✔ 5 ml. fresh lime or lemon juice

Mix in a shaker over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Add ginger ale to taste.

HADAS

This vodka cocktail has hardly any flavor but a strong citrus aroma.

✔ 50 ml lemon Grey Goose vodka
✔ 3 slices cucumber
✔ 1 tsp. sugar
✔ Handful mint leaves
✔ 25 ml. lemon juice

Mix in a shaker over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.


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