Christopher Testani
Active Time
Total Time
10 MIN
Serves : 12

Brooklyn bartender Ivy Mix, the award-winning co-owner of Leyenda in Brooklyn, shared this cardamom-scented holiday punch. Layers of apple flavor, from cold-pressed juice, brandy, hard cider, and fresh apple slices, give the not-too-boozy punch an autumnal feel. Fun fact: Ivy Mix’s father, Robin Mix, is an acclaimed glass artist—his gorgeous handblown bowl ( is perfect for showing off ivy’s heady cardamom-scented holiday punch.

How to Make It


Muddle cardamom pods and salt in bottom of a punch bowl. Stir in wine, apple juice, verjus, sherry, Calvados, and simple syrup. Add a 1-pound ice block or ice ring; stir gently until punch is chilled, about 30 seconds. Top with hard cider, and garnish with apple slices.

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