1/2 oz Green Tea Syrup (*)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 barspoon Guava Paste
Shake without ice to integrate the guava paste (**), add ice and shake again. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a sun-shaped lemon or orange twist. Garnish cut out with a bento box vegetable cutter, but knife-work will do just fine.
(*) Strong steep mixed with an equal part of sugar.
(**) With heavily pectinized "block" guava jelly, heat with an equal part of boiling water to dissolve.
West Indies Punch
• 3/4 oz Smith & Cross Rum
• 3/4 oz Lustau Brandy
• 3/4 oz Blandy's 5 Year Malmsey Madeira
• 3/4 oz Green Tea Syrup
• 3/4 oz Lime Juice
• 1 heaping barspoon Guava Paste
Dry shake to get the guava resuspended, shake with ice, and strain rocks glass. Top with cubed ice and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. For service, all but the juice are batched, such that a 3 oz dispense of the shaken batch and 3/4 oz lime juice speeds up the process.