101 Best New Cocktails: Battery Park Punch by Donnie Pratt, Cucina 24, Asheville, North Carolina

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, June 30th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Battery Park Punchbattery park punch

Adapted from a recipe by Donnie Pratt, Cucina 24, Asheville, North Carolina

45 ml (1.5 oz) Leblon Cachaça

22 ml (.75 oz) fresh pineapple juice

15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lemon juice

15 ml (.5 oz) gunpowder green tea infused honey

15 ml (.5 oz) Fernet Branca

Club Soda

fresh grated nutmeg, as garnish

Shake all the ingredients except for the soda water over ice and strain into an ice-filled double old-fashioned glass.  Top with club soda, stir briefly, and add the garnish.

Gunpowder Green Tea Infused Honey

Steep two tablespoons loose-leaf Gunpowder Green Tea in 10 oz. of not quite boiling water for five minutes.  Strain into 10 oz. of honey, stir until incorporated, bottle, and refrigerate.

gaz sez:  This one really knocked my socks off–green tea, honey, and Fernet Branca are true soul-mates.  It’s a combination that should be remembered.  The cachaça works well here, too, and I imagine that the drink would also fare well with pisco, or even tequila.  Might be worth a spin, huh?

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