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Rum Punch The Caribbean Clas­sic

Tropical Traveller Magazine - - CONTENTS -

When most peo­ple think of the Caribbean is­lands, they imag­ine sip­ping on a glass of rum punch while tak­ing in the sun­set on a white sandy beach or other pho­to­genic spot. Truth be told, rum punch is not as com­mon a drink with lo­cals as you would think; in fact, rum and coke or co­conut wa­ter is one of the most pop­u­lar sun­down­ers for Saint Lu­cians kick­ing back at the end of the day. One thing about rum punch though, is that no two hosts or bar­tenders make it the same, and recipes are as di­verse as they are de­li­cious – some are even top se­cret. Here’s one of Trop­i­cal Trav­eller’s favourites – you must use Saint Lu­cian rums of course! You’ll need…

• 1 cup fresh lime juice • 2 cups white or am­ber rum • 1 cup co­conut rum • 2 cups pineap­ple juice • 2 cups or­ange juice • 5-8 drops of An­gos­tura bit­ters • Dash of fresh ground nut­meg • Pineap­ple slices, for gar­nish

The tra­di­tional way of mak­ing rum punch is to use a strong white rum, but am­ber or dark rum make a per­fect sub­sti­tute with sub­tle flavour un­der­tones. If you don’t have Gre­na­dine, use a sim­ple syrup or if cane juice syrup. Be sure to add crushed or cubed ice be­fore serv­ing in a tall glass, dec­o­rated with trop­i­cal fruits. Um­brel­las op­tional. Cheers!

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