One of sour, Two of sweet, Three of strong, and, Four of weak is the rhyme Bajan’s use to mix a rum punch.
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 cups Bajan raw cane sugar syrup
- 3 cups Bajan rum (Burts preference is Cockspur!)
- 4 cups water
- A few dashes of Angostura Bitters
- Grated nutmeg
- A slice of lemon or lime
- Some also add a glace (cocktail) cherry!
In a pitcher, combine the lime juice, syrup, rum, water, and bitters and stir well. Pour into glasses filled with ice, and sprinkle the nutmeg over the top. Add a slice of lemon or lime and a glace (cocktail) cherry if you must!
There you have it, a Bajan rum punch – just like Sammy the chief barman at the Powell Spring Hotel in Bathsheba used to make!
PS. The kids too can enjoy this recipe. Just leave out the Rum and the nutmeg. Add a glace cherry on a cocktail stick. This virgin Rum Punch is known to Bajan kids as a Bentley.
Leave out the bitters and rum and use soda water instead of water and now you have a Bajan Lime squash.