Articles Tagged: Phil Ward

Happy National Punch Day

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Flip Flop Punch

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Ingredients:
2 oz Chamomile infused Flor de Caña 4-year old
4 sugar cubes
3 oz club soda
1 oz lemon juice
1.5 oz grapefruit juice

Directions:
Dissolve the sugar cubes in 1 oz. of club soda (this generally involves muddling to help process). Muddle the cloves with the sugar cubes. After the sugar cubes and cloves are muddled/dissolved, add the rest of the ingredients one at a time and stir as added. Add ice once … Read more

Goodnight Moon Punch

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Ingredients:
2 oz Flor de Caña 7-year Grand Reserve
4 sugar cubes
3 oz club soda
2 whole cloves
1 pinch of fresh grated nutmeg
1 oz lemon juice
2 oz Fuji apple juice
2 dashes of Peychaud bitters

    Directions:
    Dissolve the sugar cubes in 1 oz. of club soda (this generally involves muddling to help process). Muddle the cloves with the sugar cubes. After the sugar cubes and cloves are muddled/dissolved, add the rest … Read more

Cardamom and Pop Punch

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Ingredients:
2 oz Flor de Caña 7-year Grand Reserve
4 sugar cubes
3 green cardamom pods (can be found at any spice shop)
3 oz club soda
1 oz lime juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
1 dash of Regan’s Orange bitters

Directions:
Dissolve the sugar cubes in 1 ounce of soda water (this generally involves muddling to help process). Muddle the cardamom pods with the sugar cubes. After the sugar cubes and cloves are muddled/dissolved, … Read more

Green Acre Punch

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Ingredients:
2 oz Flor de Caña 4-year old
1 oz Flor de Caña 18-year old
0.75 oz rich demerara simple syrup
1 oz lime juice
6 oz hot green tea
1 mint sprig

Directions:
Combine all of the ingredients in a container and leave over night. The next day strain and refrigerate the punch. Serve in a punch cup and garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprig.

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Mayahuel: Agave-Lovers Paradise

I was doing some research on tequila and mezcal, and one bar was consistently mentioned with raves: Mayahuel in New York.

Tequila has often gotten a bad rap, due to its associations with spring break, hangovers, and the whole “eat the worm” thing. But it’s a very versatile spirit, as is its often-ignored cousin mezcal.

Mayahuel bartender Phil Ward loves the agave spirits, as evidenced by this great quote from his interview with BlackBook:… Read more