As a 20-something I’m still trying to find fun ways to incorporate the Jewish holidays into my current lifestyle. Sukkot can be a difficult one; I love the holiday but my city apartment doesn’t really lend well to sukkah building. Festive and themed parties are more up my alley, so for this year I did a little online digging to see what ingredients or decor I could buy that would help my friends and I get more in the holiday spirit.
Did you know Etrog Liqueur was a thing?? I had never heard of it before but instantly knew I had to try it.
After hunting around at some local stores I finally found a bottle. It was exactly what I imagined – the taste brought to mind the smell of the etrog, but with sticky sweetness that accompanies all liqueurs. My husband and I tried tons of different cocktail concoctions to see what would work best; we experimented with dates, honey, dragon fruit, lemons, citrus, mixers, and other items that reminded us of the season.
We found after a number of failed attempts that with this liqueur, a lighter, simple taste was always better. So now I introduce you to the winning recipe, the Sukkot Spritz!
with Etrog Liqueur
Ingredients (multiply depending on your preferred drink size):
- 1 oz gin (we used Tanqueray)
- .5 oz Sukkuh Hill Spirits Etrog Liqueur
- .25 oz elderflower liqueur (we used St-Germain)
- Lemon juice
- Sprite (or non-name brand version)
- Orange peel
Combine the gin, liqueurs, and several drops of lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. After shaking, pour into a glass filled with ice. Fill the rest of the glass with Sprite, or a sprite alternative (we used a Soda Stream version). Garnish with orange peel and thyme.
You can’t get more Sukkot themed than Etrog liqueur 🙂
If you don’t like this recipe, Sukkah Hill Spirits lists some other options on their website, such as an Etrog Drop (their version of a Lemon Drop).