The Central Side Cocktail
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The Central Side Cocktail with Guava Fruit Preserves

This is a cocktail that you can enjoy with all your senses, a complete feast for your eyes and tastebuds. Plus it is a Guatemalan inspired cocktail that's fruity and boozy. It uses aged rum, guava fruit preserve, mint and cardamom simple syrup. You can find the exact recipe on Elletalk's blog who is the mastermind behind it.

Aged Rum
Guatemala produces many great rums, most notably from Ron Zacapa. It is crafted in Guatemala and it is a work of art and an expression of patience, richness, quality and master blending. Aged to perfection in the highlands of Quetzaltenango. Zacapa Rum develops its complex flavors and characters 2,300m above sea level.

Cardamom is one of the world's very ancient spices. It is native to the East originating in the forest of the western ghats in southern India where it grows wild. Today it also grows in Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Indo China and Tanzania. Guatemala is the First Largest Producer of Cardamom in the World. Cardamom is used as flavoring and cooking spice in both Food and Drink and as Medicine. Here is a list of some of the benefits:

Digestion - Cardamom is related to ginger and can be used in much the same way to counteract digestive problems. Use it to combat nausea, acidity, bloating, bas, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation and much more.

Detoxify - This spice helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys.

Diuretic - It helps clean out he urinary tract, bladder and kidneys, removing waste, salt, excess water, toxins and combating infections too.

Oral Health - Apart from helping bad breath, cardamom is used for mouth ulcers and infections of the mouth and throat.

Antioxidant - Many of the vitamins, phytonutrients and essential oils in cardamom act as antioxidants, cleaning up free radicals and resisting cellular aging.