4 cl of white rum
1 cl of sugar syrup
1 lime wedge
More than a cocktail, Ti ’Punch is a way of drinking agricultural rum in the French Antilles, especially in the islands of Martinique, Guadalupe and Marie-Galante. If you sit down in a restaurant and order the Ti ‘Punch, you will be served a glass of agricultural rum with a drop of cane sugar syrup with ice and lime on the side. This is how agricultural rum is drunk in Martinique, at all hours, but be careful we are talking about agricultural rum with a high alcohol content between 50-59 degrees, so in this case, a nice piece of ice will not spoil the taste and intensity of the distillate.
True, the definition of a cocktail is any mixed alcoholic beverage, but Ti ‘Punch is only high-alcohol agricultural rum, lime and sugar syrup. You don’t have to shake, add bitters or clarified dragon’s blood.
It is a return to the origins, the purity of three ingredients mixed to make the rum symphony of these small islands unique. If you are preparing an aperitif or a brunch at home or with guests you can also serve the ready-made Ti ‘Punch, otherwise serve only all the ingredients, a low or old-fashioned tumbler glass and a large piece of ice and let everyone dose to their liking. the ingredients. There is no original recipe, specific doses or precise rules for making Ti ‘Punch, they correspond to every palate
Ingredients and doses for making Ti ‘Punch
- 4 cl of white agricultural rum from Martinique
- 1 cl of sugar syrup
- 1 slice of lime
How to make Martinique Ti ‘Punch
Pour the rum into a glass, add the sugar syrup, stir and then you can either perfume the drink by squeezing the lime peel over and drop the peel inside or add a few squeezed lime wedges. It depends on your tastes, there are no official doses. You can also just use a lime peel without pulp.