Fruit of the season

20.10.2011                      22.Tischrei. 5772                       Schmini Azaret

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Fruit of the season

A drinker’s suggestions for a Simhat Torah celebration.

After Succot, observant Jews find alternative uses for the etrog (citron) used to fulfill one of the holiday commandments. One of the more common etrog post-holiday products is citron jam, made by boiling the fruit with sugar and adding preservatives.
A slightly more exotic option is citron tea, for which the citron is finely sliced, added to a mixture of sugar and honey and placed in a cup with boiling water.
However, one of the oldest citrus-based products in the Mediterranean basin is a group of distilled alcoholic beverages made from various fruits grown in different parts of the region….