Purim is a happy holiday that affirms Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. We’ve imagined what each character in the Book of Esther might have imbibed on such a happy occasion, plus a few others to fit the mood.
Which cocktail (or mocktail) resembles who you’d be in the Purim story? Find your drink, or try the whole M’gillah. L’chaim!
- The Estherito Mojito* is pleasant and refreshing, with a pleasing presentation, garnished with sprig of mint.
- The Mordechai Mai Tai* is steady with fortitude, blending rum, Grand Marnier, amaretto, and fruity flavors.
- The Vashtini*, reminiscent of a Bloody Mary, is spicy with a strong bite, horseradish, Tabasco, and all.
- The Hamanhattan is, like its namesake, is dry and a little bit sour.
- The Ahashurion Scorpion is deceptively simple with a flair, made with melon liqueur, amaretto, and more.
- The Groggy Grogger, named for the noisemakers we use at Purim, is a pick-me-up that packs a punch.
- The Persian Fling, a named for the place where the Purim story occurred, is luscious, warm, and cozy.
- The Shushan Slammer is a nutty nightcap made with coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, and more.
- The Frozen Persian, which includes Bailey's Irish Cream, Kahlua, and ice cream, is pure decadence.
*Recipes can be made on-alcoholic.