Cardamom and Pop Punch

Bartender Phil Ward, of Mayahuel in New York City, developed this cardamom-spiked cocktail to pair with white rum.

Cardamom and Pop Punch
Bartender Phil Ward, of Mayahuel in New York City, developed this cardamom-spiked cocktail to pair with white rum.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 6 pods green cardamom
  • 4 white sugar cubes
  • 2 oz. club soda
  • 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. white rum, preferably Flor de Cana four-year-old rum
  • 1 thin wedge grapefruit, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Put cardamom, sugar, and 1 oz. club soda into a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or a wooden spoon, muddle the mixture until the sugar is dissolved and the cardamom pods are slightly crushed.
  2. Add 1 cup ice, grapefruit juice, and rum and stir for 15 seconds. Strain cocktail into a highball glass filled with ice and top with remaining club soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.