Four drinks for the Four Species

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

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