Lior Lev Sercarz, the Israeli-born owner of the spice shop La Boîte in New York, is a master at creating nuanced, mouthwatering, mysterious flavor combinations that enhance most any food or drink.
It’s been a tumultuous month — Donald Trump is the next president and Leonard Cohen is dead. And that’s more reason than ever to pour a sweet drink for Thanksgiving. We’ve got you covered, with two dessert cocktails that are just right for the occasion. Each comes with a Jewish twist, made from mahia, the Moroccan Jewish fig liquor that’s a guilty pleasure in North Africa. My sister Rebecca and I created these drinks — the Grapefruit Gobbler and the Trumpcle Antidote — using a bottle of Nahmias et Fils mahia and the sundry products in our kitchen. Here are our recipes.