Winter Traveler’s Punch
If you’re looking for a respite from all those hot, heavy holiday drinks, look no further! The Winter Traveler’s Punch from bartender Gaston Graffigna at NYC’s Bua is a tiki-style twist on the flavors of the season that somehow manages to be just as warm and comforting as it is crisp and refreshing.
Graffigna uses Gosling’s for the dark rum, but you can use anything you like – even a dark spiced rum would work here in addition to the regular spiced rum the recipe calls for.
Despite the relatively big portion of chile liqueur (Ancho Reyes), it’s not as spicy as we were expecting. The spice is just enough to warm you up, supported by rich flavors of vanilla and almond and smoke.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a short glass, preferably over a great big sphere or cube of ice. Garnish with freshly-grated nutmeg.
- Winter Traveler’s Punch at PUNCH