Pomegranate Fig Smash

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


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.


  • 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


Step 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.

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