Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is this weekend. It's one of my favorite holidays because it marks the beginning of a new chapter. I like to think about my goals moving forward and use it as a way to refresh, which is nice as seasons shift as well.
Rosh Hashana is usually near the beginning of fall and it's generally celebrated with a cozy and festive autumn meal at home. We always host a big dinner, this year with about 25 people! The dishes we make each year alternate a bit, but there are always recipes with apples and honey, (and always honey cake!). The honey is meant to "sweeten" the new year and often jars of it are gifted.
Before dinner we always serve something with apples and honey to kick things off and this year I'm excited to make Apple & Honey Mules with my local Hangar 1 Honeycomb Vodka. It's infused with honeycomb, not just honey, so it's not sweet, making it great with savory or sweet dishes. The honeycomb actually comes from Golden Harvest Bees in Redwood City, literally just a few miles from where I live. I have been enjoying Hangar 1 for years and I love how thoughtful they are in keeping their process pure and close to home.
APPLE & HONEY MULES
2 oz ginger beer
1 oz sparking apple cider
Fill a copper mug with ice half way. Pour in ingredients and stir. Garnish with a circular slice of apple floating on top (I use a mandolin).
Cheers and Shanah Tovah!