bajan rum punch

Since it's now officially Summer, I thought it was only necessary to share the recipe to my all time favourite drink! 
I may be biased but there's nothing quite like a Bajan rum punch! David introduced these to me about 7 years ago when I was visiting Barbados for the first time and I was in love! The good part? They're SUPER easy to make and taste out of this world good. The key ingredient? freshly grated nutmeg!
Did you know? Punch comes from the Indian word "panch" which means five. The five refers to the five ingredients of sour, sweet, strong, weak and spice. The poem for rum punch goes: One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak, a dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, serves well chilled with plenty of ice. 

Oh and ps. these drinks definitely pack a "punch" so adjust as necessary ;)

  • 1 measure of lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 measures of simple syrup (if you can't find it you can easily make it using the method below) 
  • 3 measures of dark Carribean rum, the older the better! (we use Mount Gay Extra Old Rum or Cockspur Extra Old, you can find them at your speciality liquor store!) 
  • 4 measures of water 
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters 
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (don't skip out and buy pre-grated. It needs to be freshly grated! it tastes amazing I swear!) 


If you don't have the simple syrup: place two measures of sugar in a saucepan with a little water and cook until the sugar has dissolved and add to the juice. 

Add the rum and water. A good quality passion fruit or guava juice can be used instead of water but reduce the syrup a bit! 

Serve with lots of ice, a dash of bitters and a grating of nutmeg!

Now you can enjoy de rum punch! ;) 


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Maira Gall