Drink Recipes

Punch Up Your Pesach

Kosher-for-Passover punches will add a festive note to your holiday table.

Special To The Jewish Week
04/02/2014

In traditional Jewish liturgy, Passover has what some might see as an ironic description: “The holiday of matzahs, the time of our freedom.” For during the eight days of Passover, with its restrictive, matzah-based diet, one might not feel entirely free, particularly when it comes to food and drink. 

An illustration from the 1862 book, “How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon Vivants Companion.”

Punch Up Your Purim

Champagne punch will add a bit of sparkle to your holiday table.

03/08/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Purim is unique in the cannon of Jewish holidays in that while wine is a critical component of most Jewish holidays, it is only on Purim that one is actually encouraged to overindulge in drink. While one can fulfill this mitzvah of drinking on Purim with any sort of wine, one of the most delightful ways of doing it is with a punch made from that most delightful of wines — Champagne.

An illustration from Jerry Thomas’ 1862 book “How to Mix Drinks or the Bon Vivant’s Companion.”
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