Apples & Honey Cocktail

So by the time I published this post I still had not heard the results from the Daily Candy contest, but I decided to have a giveaway for y’all anyways as a huge thanks for your votes and support!! Yay! The nice folks at Nektar contacted me about their honey crystals and I thought it coincided perfectly with Rosh Hashanah recipes and the blog party I was invited to! But more on that below. It also coincided perfectly with easing my nerves with a cocktail. I present, an Apples & Honey Cocktail!

What is Nektar? Good question! It is honey, in granulated form. Which means all of the taste of honey but none of that sticky mess- win! It’s easy to replace honey in recipes with it since one packet equals one teaspoon of honey. It’s also gluten free, all natural and kosher. Mazel! I already sprinkled mine in my yogurt, oatmeal, tea, and I can’t wait to bake with it instead of sugar. And of course an apples and honey cocktail to go with my apples and honey cupcakes! Rosh Hashanah dessert of champions. Here is all Jew need for cocktail glory.

I went with Crown, because I’m classy like that, but any whiskey will do. First up, mix cinnamon with a packet of Nektar and dip the martini glass into the water and then the mixture to rim the glass.

Then mix the whiskey, apple cider, and remaining Netkar packets with ice in a shaker. I would not shake- mix slowly so the cider does not explode! Unless you are into that.

After this photo, I accidentally spilled the rest of the whiskey all over my hand. Oops.

Now just pour and enjoy!


Apples & Honey Cocktail
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An adult beverage perfect for a sweet Rosh Hashanah!
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 packets Nektar
  • 1½ cups sparkling apple cider
  • 1½ shots whiskey
  • ½ cup ice
  • Apples for garnish
  1. Mix cinnamon with 1 packet of Nektar and dip the martini glass into the water and then the mixture to rim the glass. Garnish glass with apple slice.
  2. Then mix the whiskey, apple cider, and remaining Netkar packets with ice in a shaker. (Stir slowly so the cider doesn't overflow!)
  3. Pour and enjoy!


I am thrilled to be participating with other Jewish bloggers in the first Jewish Holiday Blog Party, hosted by Jessie of Taste and Miriam of Overtime Cook, and sponsored by Kitchen Aid!
To kick off the celebration, I’m giving away the Nektar prize pack, but make sure to check out the blogs below for a chance to win Levana Kirschenbaum‘s fabulous new book, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen!

This is the first of hopefully many exciting Holiday Blog Parties, so if you would like to join in the fun, please email Stop by and check out some of these amazing Rosh Hashanah themed recipes on the following blogs:

Challah and Bread:

Marlene of The Jewish Hostess made Apple Challah
Amanda of The Challah Blog made Pomegranate Challah
Shelly of The Kosher Home made Apple, Honey and Pomegranate Challah!
Sides, Salads and Starters: 
Sarah of Food, Words, Photos made Tzimmes (Rosh Hashanah Carrots)
Tali of More Quiche, Please made Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash
Roberta and Lois of Kosher Eye made Simanim Salad
Chanie of Busy In Brooklyn made Pomegranate Coleslaw
Rivki of Life in the Married Lane made Super Salad
Hannah of Cooking Manager made Beets Marinated with Ginger and Garlic
Sina of The Kosher Spoon made Pomegranate, Almond and Raisin Couscous
Hindy of Confident Cook-Hesitant Baker made Warm Roasted Beets with Farro
Sarah of Kosher Street made Sweet Potato Apple Tzimmes
Main Dishes:
Jessie of Taste made Smoked Salmon
Samantha of The Little Ferraro Kitchen made Chicken with Dates
Michele of Kosher Treif Cooking made Coconut Chicken Strips with two dipping sauces
Melinda of Kitchen Tested made Key Lime Glazed Duck
Stephanie and Jessica of The Kosher Foodies made Chicken Braised in Pomegranate
Liz of The Lemon Bowl made Beef Brisket
Estee of Anyone Interested? made Easy Breazy 5 Minute Brisket
Desserts and Drinks:
Miriam of Overtime Cook made Mini Apples and Honey Tarts
Laura of Pragmatic Attic made Fresh Ginger Honey Cake
Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen made Honey Caramel Apple Galette
Amy of What Jew Wanna Eat made an Apple and Honey Cocktail
Nick of The Baking Process made Apple and Date Honey Squares
Lisa of The Monday Morning Cooking Club made Honey Chiffon Cake and Traditional Honey Cake
Leah of Cook Kosher made Pomegranate Ice Cream
Nossi of The Kosher Gastronome made Non-dairy Key Lime Cheesecake Bar with Key Lime Caramel


Nektar supplied the prize pack for this giveaway, but all opinions are my own. Cookbook prize is sponsored by Levana and available to readers from all blogs participating in the Rosh Hashanah Blog Party. Prize can only be shipped within the US.