Recipe: Rum Punch

Rum is a perennial Caribbean favorite, found at parties, and family gatherings. Although the punch consists of rum it can consumed by all members of the family, as it can be diluted for the very young or very old.

However, the following recipe offer the best favor in the traditional rum punch:

There is a popular rhyme in Jamaica which if followed should offer those who want to make a rum punch a more than useful guide. The rhyme goes: “One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak.
This rhyme is translated using the following ingredients:

  1. One of sour is 1 measure of lime juice.
  2. Two of sweet is one measure of granulated sugar and one measure of (strawberry) syrup.
  3. Three of strong is three measured of rum (preferably white rum).
  4. . Four of weak is 4 measures of water.

Note: Measures can be table spoons or gallon bottles, but always use the same ratio of one or the other.

Next: Simply mix all the ingredients together, and the result is the delectable rum punch. Serve over ice and enjoy.

Courtesy of : “Taste of Jamaica” – Enid Donaldson


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