Don’t Eat and Drive: New for Chanukah – Vodka Donuts (1 Donut = Bottle of Beer)


donutsAlcohol importers in Israel have decided to market their vodka in an original way: By hiring a pastry chef who is also a bartender to create vodka-soaked donuts ahead of the Yom Tov of Chanukah.

 “Adults await sufganiyot no less than children do,” a source from the company that imports “Hortiza,” the vodka to be infused into the donuts, said.

 “Therefore,” he added, “we have decided to launch a line of donuts suitable for adults and party-goers.”

 A 100 gram donut, sold at the price of NIS 4.5 – about $1.18 – contains 90 milliliters of vodka diluted with jam.

 The vodka contains 35% alcohol, and the alcohol content of each donut is equal to that of a bottle of beer.

In other words, anyone eating more than one vodka donut had better hand over his or her car keys to a friend.

In order to meet the requirements of the law, the vodka donut will only be sold to adults presenting the appropriate ID.

The vodka donut trend seems to be spreading this year, and has also reached many bakeries in lower concentrations.

{Yair Israel/Ynet}


  1. I wonder what Rabbi Yisroel Reisman and Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski would say about this one after their firey speech at the Agudah Convention!

    L’Chaim! L’Chaim???

  2. The donuts aren’t alcoholic. The alcohol burns out during the baking process. Only the flavor remains.

    If they’re really only selling it to adults then it must just be for publicity and not for ant legal reason.

  3. Never mind. It seems they’re combining the filling with the alcohol, and injecting it after it has baked.

    So they are alcoholic.

  4. To poster 4, the alchol is mixed into the filling which is added after baking. ( That’s why there is a whole with jelly leaking out, because it is pumped in afterwards)