This year, Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) will begin the evening of October 2nd, and end the evening of October 4th. There are a number of symbolic foods associated with the holiday, a few of which are incorporated in this inspired cocktail. Apples dipped in honey are a common delicacy at traditional Rosh Hashanah celebrations, signifying wishes for a sweet new year. Our creation, the Shofar So Good, is just one more sweet way to celebrate!

Shofar 1

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Filmed at The Violet Hour in Chicago, IL, and inspired by Japanese flavors.

The "Osaka Park"
1 oz KOVAL Dry Gin
1 oz Inojochu (Sweet potato shochu)
1/2 oz KOVAL Ginger Liqueur

Stirred and served up in a glass over a cedar masu box with a bed of with pine, juniper and cardamom to compliment the aromatics of the drink.

It's going to be a cold week. Warm up with a hot buttered whiskey cocktail.


1 Butter Ball*

1/2 oz. KOVAL Bourbon

5 oz. hot water

Stir and add a spritz of lemon juice

*Butter Ball: 1 cup of brown sugar, 3/4 stick of salted butter, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. allspice. Cream together butter, sugar, and spices to an even consistency. Roll them into balls about the size of a Susan B. Anthony dollar. Freeze or cool.

All takes on the classic French 75, these easy-to-make, large-batch cocktail recipes are all meant to be shaken, strained to a flute, and topped with sparkling wine or champagne; perfect for ringing in 2016.

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The goal of Vinyl Me, Please is not just to find great albums, but to discover artists that are consistently pushing the boundaries of their respective genres. When the team at VMP told us that their  December artist would be Nils Frahm, an innovative pianist known for his unique combination of classical and electronic music, we knew a classic whiskey sour with a familiar comforting flavor—earl grey tea—would be the perfect companion to his 2013 album Spaces.

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