Great Purim Gift Ideas Come in Mini Bottles of Cherry Heering and Coffee Liqueur on

This week, Jewish families around the world are busy preparing for Purim. Finding the right costume, menu planning, and the preparation of Mishloach Manot/Purim Baskets have made my schedule even busier. This year, I am adding adding a mini bottle of Cherry Heering and Coffee Heeringto my Mishloach Manot/Purim Baskets. Yes, Cherry Heering! This brand was very popular and found in the liquor cabinets of most Jewish homes and shuls in the late 1960′s and 1970′s. Yes, “Old School is the New Cool”! In fact, I would love to know your favorite Cherry Heering memory from those days, please share it in the comments below. These mini bottles are now available at a number of liquor store in the New York Metro area. If you are not in the New York Metro area, or your local liquor stores does not have them, it only takes one day to special order the Cherry Heering mini bottles.

Did you know that Cherry Heering Liqueur pairs wonderfully with hamantaschen or other sweet treats in your Purim baskets? After Purim, serve Cherry Heering cocktails at home at you next celebration or Shabbat dinner. Dairy or meat, no problem. Cherry Heering and Coffee Heering Liqueur is now OU Kosher Certified and Parve! Need cooking ideas? Check out this Purim Yiddish Cooking Video created by the Jewish Forward for some inspiration. Just so you know, it is Yiddish with English subtitles.

I have included some easy drink recipes that will have you looking like a star mixologist to your friends & family.
Cherry Royal

1 part Heering Cherry Liqueur
4 parts champagne or sparkling wine
Pour Cherry Heering liqueur and champagne into a champagne flute and serve ice cold.

Cherry Fizz

2 oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Carbonated water
1 Cherry

Shake Cherry Heering and lemon juice over ice and pour into a highball glass with 2 ice cubes in it. Ad carbonated water and a cherry.

Cherry Ginger Martini

1 part Heering Cherry Liqueur
1 part lemon juice
1 part simple syrup
1 small piece of fresh ginger

Muddle fresh ginger in a mixing glass. Add Cherry Heering Liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Note: muddling simply means crushing, so use a muddling bar tool or simply back of a large wooden spoon to crush the fresh ginger pieces.

Coffee Sourz

1 part Heering Coffee Liqueur
1 part lemon juice
1 part simple syrup

Fill a shaker with ice. Add ingredients, shake well and serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry.

Stores in the New York Metro area, that carry Mini bottle’s of Cherry Heering & Coffee Heering Liqueur.(no on-line retailer currently available) listed below.

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