Published October 25, 2013
A Pumpkin... Filled with Guava-Tequila Punch
Good for carving.
Great for pie.
But clearly, greatest when filled with tequila and vodka.
Gourd yourself for The Jolly Pumpkin
, a seasonal, strong and super-scarce punch that’s served
inside a butternut squash... kidding, it’s served inside a humongous pumpkin, available Tuesday through
Thursday next week at Plan Check.
If you’ve ever looked into a hollowed-out pumpkin and thought, “This would be a really nice place to
store some Anchor-Steam-hops-distilled vodka, guava tequila, clove-steeped pomegranate juice and
champagne,” well, then you and Matt Biancaniello (the wizard behind this concoction) have a lot in common
when it comes to spiked punches.
Right, so ordering a drink from a bar. You know how that works. Belly up. Make eye contact with the
bartender. Point at the carved pumpkin with the silver ladle sticking out of the top and say, “That. I
want that.” Sip. Taste autumn.
Oh, and no pressure or anything, but they’re only serving 25 of these a night.
That chill you feel is a sudden sense of urgency.
Or you’re catching cold.
The Jolly Pumpkin
available at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025