By marcussamuelsson.com | December 3, 2010

Photo: danmachold

This weekend, I’m planning to toast the Jewish holidays with a new kosher vodka, L’Chaim. Hebrew for ‘to life,’ the phrase ‘l’Chaim’ embodies the spirit of the contemporary Hannukah holiday.  The vodka is corn-based, from Israel and is from a “generations-old Russian recipe brought to that country by Jewish immigrants.” L’Chaim is also in the process of making kosher rum and tequila.

According to Joshua Hatton, president and founder of the Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society, the two trends of increasing amounts of Jews interested in keeping kosher has intersected with the “general increased interest among Americans in what they’re eating and drinking.” The vodka has seen increasing popularity in it’s distribution locations: Florida, New York, and New Jersey.

This weekend, I invite you to also make a Pomegranitini from L’Chaim’s website to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Happy Holidays and L’Chaim!

from L’Chaim Kosher Vodka’s Website

  • 2 oz L'Chaim Kosher Vodka
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 twist lemon zest


Pour vodka, orange liqueur, and pomegranate juice in a shaker, and add crushed ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into glass. Garnish with twist of lemon zest.

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