Bedford & Co, an American restaurant inside the historic Renwick Hotel in Midtown East, New York City, is introducing the Writer’s Cocktail Collection, inspired by the world’s most celebrated literary masters, many of whom once called 118 East 40th Street ‘home’.

With his prodigious constitution for drinking (and then writing about it), Ernest Hemingway shows up frequently when discussing doctored daiquiris. The Bumbu Punch at Bedford & Co is inspired by Hemingway’s favorite drink.

Bambu Punch cocktail

Bambu Punch

Bumbu Punch

Created by Tommy Warren, Head Bartender at Bedford & Co


  • 2 oz. El Dorado 3 Year Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Bumbu Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Passion Fruit Purée
  • 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup

Preparation: Fill small shaker with ice and combine all above ingredients. Shake 20 times and empty all contents glass. Top with 3/4 oz. Bumbu Rum. Garnish with orange slice, cherry, umbrella and bendy straw.