We here at Tablet love nothing more than a Jewish holiday-themed cocktail (see: Passover Ten Plagues cocktails; Tablet’s signature Thanksgivukkah cocktail), and we’ve found the perfect way to ring in the Jewish New Year: a Manischewitz Fizz.
The folks at VinePair created three Rosh Hashanah concoctions that use Manischewitz—that sweet, nostalgia-laced red wine—though they’re definitely not what you’d find at your temple’s kiddish. Our favorite, the Manischewitz Fizz, is a High Holiday-appropriate take on a bellini that uses wine in place of peach purée.
To keep it kosher, they recommend using Elvi Wine Adar Brut sparkling wine. L’chaim!
VinePair’s Manischewitz Fizz
1 cup of Manischewitz
Reduce the Manischewitz in a pan over low heat until it thickens and halves in volume, becoming a syrup. Set aside and let cool.
Take 1 tablespoon of thickened syrup and place in a sparkling wine flute. Top with chilled bubbly and serve.
You can find VinePairs other two Manischewitz cocktail recipes—a cheeky take on a Manhattan and the Martini-inspired Mandelbaum here.
Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.