The Bloody Doorpost
This delightfully macabre Passover-themed cocktail is nuanced in flavor- sweet, but not too sweet, with subtle notes of ginger and a distinctive earthy aftertaste from the beets.
- 2 oz vodka (made from potatoes if you're keeping kosher for Passover)
- 1½ oz ginger liqueur
- 1 oz Manischewitz wine (concord grape variety)
- 6 oz beet juice
- 2 shakes ground cinnamon
- ¼ lemon, juiced
- blood orange soda (Trader Joe's has a good one), for topping off
- 1 cinnamon stick, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the vodka, ginger liqueur, Manischewitz, beet juice, ground cinnamon, and the juice of ¼ lemon. Shake vigorously for 45-60 seconds.
Strain into a highball glass to mimic the height of a doorway.
Garnish with a floating cinnamon stick "doorpost" and serve with a straw (preferably made out of stainless steel).