KosherKocktails: A Jewish Grog You'll Be Thankful For


By Robin Tim Weis

Jewish tradition teaches us that the pomegranate is a symbol of righteousness because it is said to have 613 seeds, which corresponds with the 613 mitzvot of the Torah. This Thanksgiving we can all do ourselves a mitzvah and calm our spirits -- and stomachs! -- with this Jewish spin on a traditional hot grog:  a soothing blend of chamomile tea, lemon juice, bourbon, and cardamom. Be sure to sprinkle some pomegranate seeds over your drink to celebrate your digestive self love ;). 

Per drink: 

1 cup boiling water
1 lemon, chopped into small pieces
One bag of chamomile tea
1.5 oz bourbon
0.5 oz cardamom syrup (1:1 ratio)

4-6 dashes of orange bitters

Place lemon pieces in a heatproof or stainless steel bowl. Pour the boiling water over it, pressing out all excess lemon juice. Add the tea bag and allow to infuse for 10 minutes. Measure out 3 oz of the lemon chamomile infusion and add it to a small sauce pan, along with the bourbon, cardamom syrup, and orange bitters. Slowly warm up your cocktail, without boiling it.  Strain into a small glass mug and serve with a lemon slice and plenty of mitzvot pomegranate seeds!

This week’s glassware hails from Miss Pixie's, a DC institution that boasts a plethora of vintage drinkware!

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