Shape of Punch to Come November 30 2015

Courtesy of Chris Housholder, Punch Bowl Social, Detroit.

 Combine all ingredients into a cambro or other container with a dispenser.   Whisk ingredients well.  Dispense into a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake, shake, shake it.  Pour into a punch bowl.  Once the entire batch has been dispensed, shaken and added to your punch bowl, add some expressed lemon peals and a sprig of thyme (see picture).  Add ice just before serving. 

 To make cardamom simple syrup:

Bring simple syrup  to a boil (1 to 1 water and sugar).  After simple comes to a boil, pull off heat and add cardamom (2 tbl of ground cardamom per 1 liter water).  Stir in cardamom and let steep for 1 hour.  Strain through cheese cloth.  Shake well before adding to punch.