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That Rye Nectar

Recipe by Denise Petty

That Rye Nectar

Local honey, along with a honeycomb garnish, shines in this cocktail, making it perfect for Rosh Hashanah. The citrus (lime and orange juices and the orange peel garnish) adds a refreshing lightness, and the orange blossom water is reminiscent of the Middle East and other faraway lands.

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Israeli-Inspired Mimosangria

Recipe by Michele Amira

Israeli-Inspired Mimosangria

What do you get when you mix sangria and a mimosa? An Israeli-inspired citrus cocktail, which will certainly make you feel like dancing in the vineyards for Tu b’Av or on any other day. Citrus, mint and pomegranate give it an Israeli flavor, but for added Israeli flair, use equal parts pomegranate juice and freshly squeezed

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The People of the Clouds

Recipe by Ace Karchem

The People of the Clouds

Pride is about exploring cultures and being true to ourselves. So this drink only uses pre-Columbian ingredients. And of course, it’s bright pink! In other gay bars, we go with simple drinks, like vodka soda or a beer. But for us, I wanted something that’s still simple and uncomplicated in flavor, but that has distinct

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My Favorite Holiday Tea Punch

Recipe by Robbie Medwed

My Favorite Holiday Tea Punch

For me, the best part of Chanukah is always having a crowd of people around to celebrate. I come from a large family, and I love to invite all of my friends over to enjoy the holiday. No matter how grand my plans are, something always falls by the wayside as the party approaches. I

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Manantial

Recipe by Ace Karchem

Manantial

The Manantial, our take on a mezcal Old Fashioned created by Espita’s head bartender, Robin Miller, is part of our winter cocktail menu, inspired by our trip to Tzintzuntzan, a town in Michoacán with a Spanish monastery and garden with natural springs where hummingbirds thrived. Our cocktails are named after the story: Jardines (the garden),

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Slivositch

Recipe by Jessica Weinstein

Slivositch

This is a cocktail inspired by the mandelbread I’ve been eating my entire life, made by my mother during the holidays. What’s interesting is that she stuffs it with both jelly and walnuts. Now I’ve made it boozy.

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Flask of Oil

Recipe by Robbie Medwed

Flask of Oil

Olive oil is one of the central elements of Chanukah. It’s the oil the Maccabees used for the Menorah in the Temple, and believe it or not, it’s surprisingly delicious in a cocktail. You’ll find the fruity flavor comes through really nicely without being overpowering. There’s no need to buy fancy or expensive oil. Whatever

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Ozark

Recipe by Adam Bernbach

Ozark

Looking for a unique cocktail? Here’s a simple one that will impress even the biggest spirit connoisseurs in your life.

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