Of all the symbolic foods for Rosh Hashanah, apples and honey are the stars of the show. Any kind of good apple juice will work, though I prefer a higher-end, unsweetened version. If you want to use your kid’s juice box, reduce the amount of honey syrup to balance it out.
To make the honey syrup, heat equal parts honey and water in a saucepan until they’re well combined. Once that cools, it will last at least a few weeks in the fridge.
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 ounce apple juice or cider
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- ¾ ounce honey syrup
- 2 drops aromatic (Angostura) bitters
- Ginger beer
Pour all ingredients except the ginger beer into a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover, shake well and strain into a glass. Top with ginger beer to your liking. (You can use ginger ale for a sweeter taste or skip the ginger entirely.) This recipe can be prepared ahead in large quantities; just mix all the ingredients, including the ginger ale/beer, in a punch bowl. Add ice to the bowl about 15 minutes before serving.