Pomegranate Fig Smash

The Arab Spring

Arab Spring

This irreverently named cocktail, composed of grenadine, cardamom, fresh mint, and boukha, a Tunisian fig distillate, comes from Casino de Paris. Located in a former brothel that’s tucked into a courtyard in Jerusalem’s central market, Machane Yehuda, Casino de Paris boasts some of the holy city’s most stupendous sips.Andre Baranowski

This cocktail, composed of grenadine, cardamom, fresh mint, and boukha, a Tunisian fig distillate, comes from Jerusalem's Casino de Paris. Located in a former brothel that’s tucked into a courtyard in the city’s central market, Machane Yehuda, Casino de Paris boasts some of the holy city’s most stupendous sips.

Pomegranate Fig Smash
This irreverently named cocktail, composed of grenadine, cardamom, fresh mint, and boukha, a Tunisian fig distillate, comes from Jerusalem's Casino de Paris.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. boukha (Tunisian spirit made from figs)
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 12 oz. grenadine
  • Ground cardamom, for garnish
  • Mint sprig, for garnish
  • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine boukha, lemon juice, and grenadine in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Sprinkle with cardamom; garnish with mint sprig and pomegranate seeds.