Passover: What to Drink!

Passover is a time when we enjoy preparing traditional recipes, take pride in the ritual of cleaning and relish spending time with family and loved ones. But if your family is anything like mine, then you might need some extra refreshment to get through the holiday without throwing a Seder plate at someone’s head.

Enjoy some of these great wine and mixed drinks options to you get through the Seder and the whole week!

WINES

Inbal Baum from Delicious Israel recommends two boutique Kosher for Passover wines from the Lueria Winery in Israel, in red and white varieties:

  • Rosso, 2008 – a blend of Sangiovese, Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon. Reflecting the mineral characteristics of the vineyard, the wine has rich acidity, a deep bouquet, and a mosaic of fruity tastes and aromas.
  • Gewurztraminer, 2011 – 100% Gewurztraminer grapes grown in high-altitude vineyards with unique soil on Mt. Meron in the Upper Galilee. The wine has a straw and green tinted richness with citrus aromas as well as tropical fruits like kiwi and pineapple.

Forbes.com also has recommendations for 10 Great Kosher for Passover Wines from around the World.

MIXED DRINKS

Check out these Kosher for Passover (cleverly named) cocktail recipes from The Spir.it, including “The Red Sea Sour” and “The Simple Son Rises.” It’s not just the names that will win you over – the recipes are both simple and sophisticated.

Sangria is one of my favorite drinks year-round, and a great option for Passover. Swap one of your four cups of wine with some Manischewitz sangria from What Jew Wanna Eat – what better to do with the sweet wine than mix it with some Kosher for Passover vodka and fresh fruit!?

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