- Pour 2oz rhum agricole of choice in a glass (Clement, Neisson, Rhum JM are popular brands… Barbancourt *technically* isn’t considered an agricole, but is still sugarcane based and will work fine)
- Add some sugarcane or raw sugar syrup to taste (start with no more than a tsp or so)
- Squeeze in some lime juice (start with just a small wedge) and drop the lime into the drink (the oils from the peel will work their magic!)
- Stir altogether and enjoy. (optionally add ice)
Sooo after having some people over and *completely* depleting our ice supply, I was craving a cocktail. After unsatisfying-ly sipping some wine, I finally just poured some aged Barbancourt r(h)um to sip on, and thought hey, this is a perfect opportunity to make a Ti’ Punch (a drink traditionally served without ice). It was SO delicious and I think this may now be one of my go-tos! Ti Punch is short for petite (small) punch and is vastly popular in the French Caribbean, particularly as the national drink of the island of Martinique. It’s a casual drink that is often served deconstructed, allowing the drinker to design their own proportions to taste. There’s no official recipe and only involves 3 key ingredients – rhum agricole (which is a French-style rum made from fresh sugarcane juice as opposed to molasses. You really can’t substitute a molasses-based rum here), lime, and sugarcane syrup.