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Tropical Honey Punch

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  • Servings: 8

"With this punch I wanted to re-create classic tiki flavors," says bartender Erick Castro. "They highlight the botanicals in the gin and the playful funkiness you can only get from Jamaican rum." The drink's uncommon garnish--a pinch of cinnamon--accents the rum.

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  • 8 ounces London dry gin
  • 4 ounces aged rum, preferably Jamaican
  • 4 ounces Velvet Falernum (clove-spiced liqueur)
  • 6 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey syrup (1/3 cup honey mixed with 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons warm water)
  • 8 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 big block of ice, plus 8 large ice cubes for serving
  • 8 ounces chilled sparkling water
  • 8 lemon wheels, 8 pineapple spears and cinnamon, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a punch bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the ice, sparkling water and garnishes. Refrigerate the punch until chilled, about 2 hours. Stir the punch well, then add the big block of ice and the sparkling water. Ladle each drink into a chilled rocks glass over 1 large ice cube. Garnish each drink with 1 lemon wheel, 1 pineapple spear and a pinch of cinnamon.
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