Barbadian Rum Punch
Do not let the pleasant taste fool you... it carries the kick of
a mule! This is the traditional recipe for the Barbados Rum Punch which
is never made in quantities of less than a gallon and is always served
ice cold. The sweetness of the sugar and the sourness of the lime
cleverly disguise the punch that it will give you after a few drinks. In
case you drink up your supply and in your liquorised state find that you
are having difficulty with the formula, this clever rhyme will put you
on the right track. It is one of the country's national treasures in
literature and it goes like this: One of Sour Two of Sweet Three of
Strong And Four of Weak ...Well if it isn't yet a national treasure, it
should be. The poem represents the proportions of Sour (lime juice),
Sweet (simple syrup), Strong (rum) and Weak (water). Here goes the
In a jug, blend the ingredients with the exception of the nutmeg.
Serve in a glass with lots of ice. Sprinkle the nutmeg on the surface.
Yield: 4 servings
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All recipes shown here are taken from the book "Treasures of My
Caribbean Kitchen by Anne-Marie Whittaker. All information is copywrited
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