Beets have always been one of my favorite simanim. They are naturally sweet, beautiful in color, and chock-full of healthy vitamins and antioxidants. Recently, beets have been making a big show in salads and juices. Why not cocktails?! This is a fun and totally different way to enjoy beets (and remove all your enemies) at your Rosh Hashanah meal! The cocktail can be made with or without alcohol. To perfectly complement the sweet beets, you can make a cute little blini with “creme fraiche” and salty roe (which is also a siman in many households served with or instead of the fish). If you don't feel like making the blini, a simple multigrain cracker will suffice. This will really elevate your Rosh Hashanah siman platter and give the feel of a sophistication. What better way is there to start the new year?
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