When Anne Baxter cries, “Moses, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, adorable fool!” have an extra shot.
Plague 6: Boils
Cocktail: Bumpy Eruption
The go-to drink for when the afikomen* surprise at your sister’s seder** turns out to be the recently-divorced sweetheart you broke up with badly in high school and haven’t seen since. Swell for slow grudge-nursing throughout the evening, but for a truly memorable Passover meal you may want to down three in quick succession just before the partaking of the bitter herbs, all the better to bring to an explosive head every pustule of sibling rivalry, personal betrayal and unfulfilled promise that’s tormented your soul since the day you entered this vale of tears.
Especially satisfying with a big steaming pile of tsimmes* * * .
2 oz Cognac
1/2 oz Crème de Cassis
1 oz tequila
1/2 oz Cointreau
Instructions: Shake all ingredients in ice. Strain into martini glass. Garnish won’t help.
10 Plague Cocktails. Thanks to Noel for the link.
* * Passover family ritual
* * * sweet stew