The Weekend Cocktail: The Charoset Cocktail and The Easter Egg Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY

This weekend we celebrate both Passover and Easter. To mark the occasion,  San Francisco mixologists Rob Corwin, and Danny Jacobs have come up with a collection of Passover cocktails that correspond to items on the Seder plate. Charoset represents the mortar used by Jewish slaves to build the cities and storehouses of Ancient Egypt. Recipes vary among different Jewish communities, but charoset is usually composed of walnuts, honey, apples, cinnamon and red wine ground into a paste. The Charoset  Cocktail represents this part of the seder plate.

How did egg become a symbol of Easter? Easter is a Christian festival and the custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life. There is a legend that tells how the Saxon goddess Eostre found a wounded bird and transformed it into a hare, so that it could survive the winter. The hare found it could lay eggs, so it decorated these each Spring and left them as offering to the Goddess! Hence the Easter Bunny offering eggs. The Easter Egg Cocktail is an adult version of a colorful egg (probably better than one you would find on a hunt!).  No matter how you celebrate— have a lovely weekend! Cheers!

Charoset Cocktail Courtesy: The Sipping Seder

The Charoset

2 ounces 42Below Manuka Honey Vodka

2 ounces Dolin Sweet Vermouth

Cinnamon

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into two chilled martini glasses. Dust with freshly grated cinnamon.

 

 

The Easter Egg Cocktail

The Easter Egg Cocktail

2 ounces Blue Curacao

2 ounces white crème de cacao

Half-and-half

Jelly Bean

Pour the blue Curacao and crème de cacao over ice cubes in two old fashioned glasses. Float the half-and-half on top to taste. Add a jelly bean on a toothpick for a fun garnish.

Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. She is the co-founder and master baker at Magpie Gourmet Mini Pies.  Check out her websites www.Backtothekitchen.net and  http://magpieminipie.vpweb.com.  Her Sweet and Savory Cookbook is available through AMAZON 

 

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