ti-punch

Ti'Punch

A simple and refreshing cocktail that is very easy to make. The 'Ti Punch is a cocktail deeply rooted as part of the French Caribbean culture of Martinique. It is famous as an aperitif that is offered to welcome someone into one's house, or to start any meal or celebration.

  • 2 oz. J.M Rhum Agricole Blanc or J.M (Gold) Rhum Agricole E.S.B.
  • 2 heaping bar spoons of J.M Sirop de Canne
  • 1/2 oz. of fresh lime juice

The Method: Take a lime and gently roll it on the table to soften the lime and bring the oils to the surface of the lime. Cut the lime in 4 spherical lime disks and discard the core. In an old-fashioned glass, squeeze the lime disk and add a heaping bar spoon of J.M Sirop de Canne.
Add J.M Rhum Agricole and use a Bois Lélé (i.e. pronged wooden swizzle stick usually plucked from a tree native to Martinique) or a simple bar spoon to stir and gently muddle the lime to blend the juice & the aromatic oils with the J.M Sirop. If desired, add a tablespoon of crushed ice or one large ice cube and briefly stir again to chill the drink.

Garnish with lime disk.