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Winter Traveler’s Punch

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Sweet pineapple meets ancho chile in this rum-spiked punch.

For Bua’s winter punch, bartender Gaston Graffigna pairs pineapple with the warm embrace of ancho chile liqueur for a lovely flavor contrast. “Ancho chiles are delicious, with a lot of umami, which echoes the nuttiness of the orgeat. Orgeat also gives this winter punch a creamy, buttery quality, and the spice of Ancho Reyes balances that,” Graffigna says. “The acidity of pineapple juice brightens the drink so it’s rich and luxurious but not heavy.”


  • 1 oz. dark rum (Graffigna uses Gosling's)
  • 3/4 oz. Ancho Reyes chile liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. spiced rum
  • 3/4 oz. orgeat
  • 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:double rocks
  • Garnish:grated nutmeg


Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over a single large ice cube. Garnish.

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