The Hamantini

Written by chanie on February 17th, 2014

Purim has got to be every child’s favorite day of the year (and every dentists worse nightmare!). They get to dress up like princesses, go house hopping with their friends and amass an unconscionable amount of candy. It’s quite literally a kids dream come true.

But for the parents of those kids? Maybe not so much. First you got the weeks leading up to Purim where you have to wrack your brain for that perfect shalach manos gift basket. Not to mention all the kiddies, and their teachers, principals, therapists and bus drivers. It’s no wonder by the time Purim comes around, we’re meant to drink up until we don’t know the different between Haman & Mordechai.

And then you got Purim day where you’re up at an ungodly hour to dress all the kids in their Purim costumes, barely make it for Megillah reading, and run about town taking each of your kids to their list of friends, not to mention your family and friends. By the time you sit down for the Purim meal, you need a stiff drink! Enter: THE HAMANTINI, a riff on the classic Purim cookie – hamantaschen.

The 3-cornered hamantasch is customarily eaten on Purim because it resembles Haman’s hat. For more on that story, read this holiday guide. Hamantaschen are traditionally made with raspberry or apricot jam – both of which I have incorporated into my Hamantini cocktails.

For my Raspberry Hamantini, I went straight for my favorite drink of all time – Raspberry Snapple. A shot of vodka and some raspberry jam simple syrup offer a serious raspberry experience with just the right amount of buzz. Of course, the rim of the glass is dipped in raspberry jam syrup and raspberry hamantasch cookie crumbs – making The Raspberry Hamantini a most befitting name!

If raspberry is not your flavor, give The Apricot Hamantini a try. With apricot nectar, dark rum and apricot jam simple syrup, you’ll be in apricot heaven! Of course the rim of this cocktail glass is also dipped in apricot jam simple syrup and finished in apricot hamantasch cookie crumbs for a festive finish. Apricot euphoria in a glass, if I may.

While I’m no mixologist, I had so much fun creating these festive cocktails! I found some great stuff hiding in my liquor cabinet, and I can’t wait to whip out my shot glasses come Purim. I make quite a fun drunk, I must say. So if you see me around and I’m a wee bit tipsy, you’ll can blame it all on Haman and his three-cornered hat.

So as the day dwindles down, and the kiddies collapse all shmeared in makeup and chocolate, whip out your martini glasses and let the real fun begin!


Pick the flavor that suits your fancy – Raspberry or Apricot (or both!)- and drink up and be merry! Happy Purim!

Other Cocktail Recipes:

whiskey cider
3 layer chocolate cake martini

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12 Comments so far ↓

  1. Could I BE more obsessed with this post?!?!? Beautiful photos and delicious recipes. I love the idea of jam simple syrup.

  2. Ronnie Fein says:

    These are o beautiful I am going to serve them on Purim non-alcoholic using Mango juice and Cranberry juice but your idea of cookie crumbs and jam around the glass. Perfect for all the kids, love it!

  3. Micky Kramer says:

    So creative! And looks delicious as well!

  4. what a great, fun idea….and great photos!

  5. Sina says:

    Chanie, these are so great!! I love the variations. And I can totally relate to the Purim craziness.

  6. stephanie says:

    especially love how you rimmed the glasses with cookie crumbs—so cute

  7. I feel fairly certain that the ladies of Sex and the City were still doing their thing they’d be sipping these martinis!

  8. I love the addition of hamentashen crumbs, so creative!

  9. These 2 drinks are so cute! You are so creative. I would go the raspberry route. Yum.

  10. A hamantashen-flavored martini?! Now that’s what we call a Mazel Tov Cocktail!

  11. Musia says:

    Chanie, if I’m going to make this in a pitcher to serve at a party-should I put the apricot/raspberry simple syrup into the drink?

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