Punky Monkey

Mixologist Joaquin Simo named this tiki-style cocktail after his fiancée, Rhea, whom he calls Monkey ("Punky when she's being a smarty-pants," he says). The powerful cardamom flavor is a nod to her love of Indian spices.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 3 cardamom pods
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce aged rum
  • 1 ounce bourbon, preferably overproof
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Dash of Peychaud’s bitters
  • 1 cardamom shoot, for garnish (optional)

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle the cardamom pods. Add ice and all of the remaining ingredients except the cardamom shoot and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish.

Contributed By Photo © Wendell T. Webber Published September 2009

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