Bajan Rum Punch

Bajan rum punch

Bajan rum punch

Health warning: Do not let the amazing and tantalising taste of a Bajan Rum Punch fool you: it carries the kick of a mule, hence this up-front warning!

Here’s the rhyme Bajan’s use to mix a traditional rum punch:
“One of sour, Two of sweet, Three of strong, and, Four of weak.”

  • 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 Angostura Bitters
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Some also add a glace 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 glace (cocktail) cherry if you must!

There you have a Bajan rum punch – just like Sammy the chief barman at the Powell Spring Hotel in Bathsheba used to make!

Drink responsibly.  Bajan Rum punch carries the kick of a mule!

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.

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