Swizzled or stirred, the Ti’ Punch is a refreshing built drink made from rhum agricole, sweetener and lime juice.
The Ti’ Punch, the national drink of Martinique is pronounced “tee paunch” and means “small punch” in Creole. The built drink is made from three ingredients: rhum agricole, cane syrup and lime juice.
Rhum Agricole is a key ingredient in the drink and cannot be substituted for other styles of rum as it imparts its characteristic vegetal, earthy and floral notes.
Ti’ Punch is simple to make and makes a refreshing drink in the heat of summer. Simply build it in a glass, swizzle the drink or stir with a spoon and add ice cubes.
Ti’ Punch Recipe
- 60 ml agricole rhum
- 1 barspoon or 7 ml cane syrup
- juice from 1/4 of a lime
Glassware: old fashioned glass
In an old fashioned glass, pour the rhum agricole and sugar syrup. Squeeze the lime into the drink ensuring you get the juice as well as the oils from the skin. Swizzle the drink with a bois lélé (swizzle stick) or stir with a barspoon. Add ice cubes and serve.
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