Saturday, August 06, 2011

Flip Flop Punch

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
This recipe is for one of the most interesting punches that I have seen in quite some time. The creation of New York Mixologist Phil Ward, it uses chamomile tea-infused rum (instructions below), and it is fabulous with the lemon and grapefruit.

2 oz chamomile-infused rum
4 sugar cubes
3 oz club soda
1 oz lemon juice
1 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
grapefruit slices for garnish

To make chamomile-infused rum: Add 4 bar spoons of chamomile tea to one bottle of rum. Let the concoction sit for an hour and forty five minutes and then strain out the tea. Save the bottle for storage.

To make the punch: Dissolve 4 sugar cubes in 1 oz. of club soda (this generally involves muddling to help the process). After sugar cubes are muddled/dissolved, add the rest of the ingredients one at a time and stir as added. Add ice once all of the ingredients have been added and stirred. Stir the punch until it is chilled. Strain punch into a glass or punch bowl, depending on the size of the portion, top with 2oz. club soda and garnish with grapefruit slices.