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What does the liquor industry think women like to drink? Is it “vodka that tastes like cupcakes, whiskey that tastes like cinnamon, or some “skinny-ized” variation of an otherwise classic drink” as Misty Kalkofen and Kirsten Amann write in their new book “Drinking Like Ladies”? What do women actually like to drink? Equally importantly, what would the legendary women who came before us have drunk and how can we have whatever they’re having?
There are two versions of this holiday-themed, milk-based cocktail. The first is faster, and the milk stays white. The second takes time, because the milk is put through a “clarification” process that turns it completely clear. Combine this mini miracle with ingredients that bring latkes to mind and you have the perfect Hanukkah-party potable.
When challenged with the task, Chaim Dauermann, bar manager of The Up & Up in Greenwich Village, devised a drink that sounds harder to make than it is. A take on a classic “milk punch,” the milk undergoes a seemingly miraculous transformation from the white stuff you pour over cereal to a perfectly clear concoction that can last for months in the fridge without spoiling. Made from potato vodka, apple brandy, and milk (think sour cream), the “Liquid Latke” is part science project; part potent potable — Hanukkah in a cocktail glass. Dauermann described his creative process to Forward food editor Liza Schoenfein:
The Garden Terrace on the roof of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem feels like another world, not a bad thing these days. The setting is enchanting, with rattans sofas and chairs separated by trees strung with fairy lights. It’s a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the cool Jerusalem night air. The wait staff even offer shawls if it gets too cool as the winds pick up.