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Hebrew Hammer Cocktail

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About the Recipe


“Leavened” Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup hot water (about 120°F)

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast (from 2 [3/4-ounce] envelopes)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) vodka

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 1/4 ounce (1/2 tablespoon) crème de framboise (such as Giffard Crème de Framboise)


Make the “leavened” simple syrup:

  1. Combine 1 cup hot water and yeast in a small bowl; whisk until yeast is fully dissolved, about 20 seconds. Add granulated sugar; whisk until sugar is fully dissolved, about 1 minute. Let cool 5 minutes.

Make the cocktail:

  1. Dust outside of a coupe glass with powdered sugar. Set aside.

  2. Combine vodka, lemon juice, 1 1/2 tablespoons “leavened” simple syrup, and framboise in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Place lid on shaker; shake until mixture is cold, about 15 seconds. Strain into prepared coupe glass.

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