Hanukkah Blue Dreidl Cocktail Recipe

Hanukkah Blue Dreidl Cocktail RecipeThe AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit on Mexico’s Pacific Coast celebrates Hanukkah (December 24 – January 1) with a cocktail specifically made for the Festival of Lights. Commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, the Jewish holiday is observed for eight days and nights by the kindling of the menorah lights. For traveling palates who can’t make it to the resort this year, the recipe to make at home is as follows. Presented with chocolate coins serving as traditional Hanukkah gelt (money), the drink is a combination of Bombay gin, macerated grapes, fresh rosemary and lemon juice.

Hanukkah Blue Dreidl Cocktail Recipe

1 oz. Blue Curaçao
1 oz. Bombay gin
Dash of lemon juice
1 tsp. granulated sugar
4 green grapes
Soda Water
Chopped dried fruit
Slice of lemon
Sprig rosemary

Macerate the grapes, lemon, rosemary and sugar in a glass. Add ice, gin and Curaçao to glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with a slice of lemon and sprinkle rosemary on top. Serve and enjoy.

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This sounds like a great drink. I love all the different fruits, fresh and dried, that are in it. The color is so pretty.

  2. Although I’m not a fan of sweet drinks, this looks delightful. My blueberry Karma probiotic water is a pretty blue color and I love the taste. I should try a slice of lemon in it like this. I love rosemary and will have to try adding it on top of a beverage.

  3. Merry Christmas hope you are having a great day. I have never heard of this drink but it sounds good and it looks really pretty thanks for sharing this one.