Wednesday, March 28, 2012

When Life Gives You Maror...

When Life Gives you Maror…
Make a Bloody Maror

I don’t know about you, but the whole idea of Passover makes me nervous. I give up all my favorite foods and really do not get much in return. Just thinking of digging around in my cabinets and boiling my household is giving me the willies. This year, to make this Chag different from all others, I am proposing we enjoy the holiday a lot more with some Passover cocktails.

The idea of Passover cocktails seems pretty foreign to many Jews and I am not sure why. The liquor companies go out of their way to make kosher for Passover products. Therefore…make a cocktail and really enjoy the Chag.

3 large stalks celery from the heart, including leaves, plus extra for serving
36 ounces tomato juice
3 teaspoons freshly grated horseradish
1 teaspoon grated yellow onion
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Lots of freshly cracked pepper
2 teaspoons kosher for Passover hot sauce or 1 jalapeno
1 1/2 cups kosher for Passover vodka

Suggested garnishes: celery stalks, carrot sticks, olives, pickles, salami, chopped sweet and hot peppers

1. Place all of the ingredients except the vodka in a blender and process until combined and fairly smooth.

2. Transfer the mix to a pitcher and stir in the vodka. Pour into tall glasses with ice and garnish with celery stalks, carrot sticks, olives, pickles, salami, chopped peppers

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