LIME. SIMPLE SYRUP. RUM. That simple recipe literally makes life worth living. I know I sound like an alki but I’m really not. I actually don’t drink that often but when I do, I want something strong, simple, and delicious.
There is no better cocktail in my opinion than a Ti’ Punch. It’s vacation in a cup that makes the week fly by.
Ti’ Punch is a staple drink on French-speaking Caribbean islands. Ti’ is the Creole word for petit, meaning small in French, but there is nothing small about this drink. Big flavors, HUGE, H.U.G.E (Alec Baldwin’s Trump)…ok I’ll stop.
I was first introduced to this drink by my friend Molly’s father. We call him Da. The family spent some time in Martinique (where it’s the national drink) and brought this back as the ultimate souvenir. Whoop whoop Da!
The bartender extraordinaire is very precise and makes a mean cocktail with loads of big ice cubes on the side to keep the party going, if you know what I mean.
Although my version is a bit sweeter, you can change it to your taste.
Two of these and you should be reaaaal happy. These are perfect for cocktail hour, which in my book, ranges from 4pm to 6pm on the weekends. But these are perfect to sip while you cook your weeknight dinner. They make the time literally fly by.
I’ve burned food before while focusing on drinking this cocktail instead of my meal so just a heads up.
It stands up to a strong cheese board like wickedly sharp cheddar, Roquefort or Stilton, and Brie just to name a few. Olives and crackers, maybe some little pickles and it’s a party. Sometimes that’s my dinner but who’s judging.
This is my favorite drink of all time but the ONLY place I’ve found in NYC that does it justice is the Brandy Library in TriBeCa. A lot of other places add too much to it, sometimes I sense they feel they need to add more, but the library makes it just right.
Plus with three ingredients, it’s perfect just the way it is.
- • ¼ cup white rum
- • ¼ cup dark rum
- • 2½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
- • 2½ oz. simple syrup (store-bought or homemade)
- Stir the rums together in a large glass or pitcher.
- Add the simple syrup and lime juice and mix to combine.
- Check for sweetness and enjoy!