"I like using ingredients that are earthy and unusual," Anu Apte says and makes you Gunpowder Punch, containing aged Rum, Rhum Agricole, Gin, spices, lemon juice, orange, and yes, actual antique-formula gunpowder.
"My parents are into Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicine. Gunpowder is just carbon, sulfur and potassium, all of which are used in homeopathy. I wouldn't tell anybody to just sit there and eat gunpowder, but in small quantities it's fine. It makes the punch gunmetal gray, which is cool. And it adds a sharp, nicely acidic, slightly metallic finish."
Note: This post is an excerpt of the article that was originally written by Megan Krigbaum for Food & Wine. Read full article here.