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.

Ingredients

Instructions

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.

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Really Good App

We downloaded the app after seeing it as one of the top posts on /r/cocktails, and we've been playing around with it and adding our ingredients to the list. While it's not an all inclusive list of ingredients (missing some creme de ), it's a solid overall app and tosses out some truly spectacular recipes based on what you have in your liquor cabinet. Minor quibbles for an otherwise fantastic application!
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