101 Best New Cocktails: Paradise Punch by Cynthia Turner, Imperial Life, Asheville, North Carolina on gasregan.com

Paradise Punch

Adapted from a recipe by Cynthia Turner, Imperial Life, Asheville, North Carolina.Paradise Punch

“We recently featured this on our cocktail menu with a house made falernum, but for this recipe I chose the widely distributed Velvet Falernum so anyone can enjoy. I love the exotic flavors the arrack contributes. I hope you enjoy it, gaz,” Cynthia Turner.

30 ml (1 oz) Ransom Old Tom gin

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Batavia Arrack

15 ml (.5 oz) Velvet Falernum

15 ml (.5 oz) Cherry Heering

22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh orange juice

15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lime juice

Splash soda water

Grated nutmeg and a lime wheel, as garnishes

Shake all ingredients except for the soda over ice. Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass, top with the soda and stir briefly. Add the garnishes..

gaz sez: Did I like it, Cynthia? I loved it! Very funky, indeed. It’s as if the Old Tom and the arrack were made for each other, and the falernum is officiating at the union. Tres kewl, indeed.

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