Tradition dictates a glass of champagne on the secular New Year. But what can give you a nice buzz to celebrate the Jewish New Year? These Rosh Hashanah drinks from “Queen of Kosher” Jaime Geller’s Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine could very well start a new trend. Subscribe at or call (855) 569-6356.

Spiced Spiked Almond Milk

Spike your almond milk with spicy liqueurs for the ultimate comfort and buzz this Rosh Hashanah.

1⁄3 ounce almond liqueur

1⁄3 ounce cinnamon liqueur

1⁄3 ounce almond milk

1. Blend and chill by shaking ingredients in a martini shaker with ice.

2. Strain/pour into a decorative shot glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Serves 1.

Recipe by Cheryl Heisler/ and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine.

Pomegranate Strawberry Daiquiri

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced

3/4 cup Morad pomegranate wine

4 shots/ounces light rum

Mint leaves for garnish


1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Fill with 1-2 cups of ice and blend well. Serve in margarita glasses.

Serves 2.

Recipe by Tamar Genger/ and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine.

Pomegranate Sangria

Another recipe using Morad pomegranate wine is pomegranate sangria. This recipe is made extra strong with your favorite vodka. Add any seasonal fruits and enjoy.

1 bottle chilled Morad Danue pomegranate wine

1/2 bottle San Pellegrino sparkling water

1/2 cup vodka to taste

Juice of 1 fresh-squeezed lemon and

1 fresh-squeezed lime

1 sliced apple

1. Pour the wine, sparkling water and vodka in a large pitcher. Add juice of 1 fresh-squeezed lemon and 1 lime. Add 1 sliced apple. Mix and refrigerate until served.

2. Add ice cubes just before serving

Serves 4-6.

Recipe from and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine.

Fall Bourbon Cocktail

Infuse fall flavors and colors into a bourbon cocktail, or leave out the bourbon and enjoy the flavors as a cocktail for a festive evening.

1 ounce bourbon

1-2 ounces pure pomegranate juice

Ginger ale

Pomegranate seeds

Fresh whole figs (or dates)

1. Fill a tall glass with ice. Build the drink by adding the bourbon, then the juice, then filling with ginger ale. Stir.

2. Top with fresh shaved ginger and pomegranate seeds.

Serves 1.

Recipe by Cheryl Heisler/ and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine.

Hot Hard Apple Cider

Spike some hot apple cider with apple brandy, or just mix it up without the alcohol and serve to the whole family.

1 ounce apple brandy

1 cup unfiltered apple cider

Juice of 1⁄4 lemon

1 tsp. honey

1. Mix all ingredients in a small pot and warm over low flame until the honey melts and the mixture starts to simmer.

2. Pour into a tempered mug (if you have glass, it looks really pretty) and serve with lemon peel curls and a cinnamon stick.

Serves 1.

Recipe by Cheryl Heisler/

and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine.

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