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Jelly Gin Fizz for Hanukkah

Micah Siva



Celebrate the holiday season, and Hanukkah—the festival of lights—with a sweet and sour Jelly Gin Fizz. You’ll love the combination of lemon and jam, and of course your favorite gin, to brighten up the holiday season. Not a drinker? No problem—this can easily be made as a mocktail by adding a flavored soda water or substituting the gin for tonic water.

The seedless strawberry jam is a nod to the filling used in Hanukkah doughnuts (called sufganiyot) for the perfect cocktail you’ll want to make all eight nights! It makes a great party drink, and you can serve it alongside some “real” sufganiyot, like this Black and White version I created (a play on black and white cookies), or Whitney Fisch’s Gingerbread Sufganiyot

Ingredients for 1 drink

  • 2 oz. gin (or sub gin for flavored soda water or tonic water)
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. seedless berry jelly
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • Soda water
  • Lemon twist 


  1. Combine gin, lemon juice, jelly and egg white in a cocktail shaker.  
  1. Shake for 15 seconds, add ice and shake until cold. 
  1. Strain into a glass. 
  1. Top with soda water and lemon. 
  1. Cheers! Happy Hanukkah! 

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Micah Siva

Micah Siva is a trained chef, Registered Dietitian, recipe writer, food photographer, and Jewish cook. Her love for food began in her grandmother’s kitchen, where she learned about the importance of food in celebrating holidays, bringing family together, and keeping traditions alive. She strives to modernize the foods she grew up on, adding her own unique spin on everything from matzah balls to latkes. Through her personal blog, (Nosh with Micah), she shares delicious, plant-forward recipes that are chef-created , dietitian approved, and guaranteed delicious.