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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Pomegranate Cocktail

On the second night of Rosh Hashanah Jews are supposed to eat a "new fruit" to represent a new year. MyJewishLearning explains:

This tradition has become a way literally to taste the newness of the year, by enjoying an unfamiliar food. Often, a pomegranate is used as the new fruit, as the pomegranate is said to have 613 seeds, corresponding to the 613 mitzvot. The pomegranate has also long been a symbol of fertility, and thus of the unlimited possibilities for the new year.

The pomegranate cocktail below will also literally bring spirit(s) to your new year's table. And since pomegranates are messy and stain like hell, I prefer their juices confined to a glass flute. With brandy and champagne, of course…

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