Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ti' Punch

This challenge led us to taking our chances and rolling some dice...Cocktail Dice! What a fun idea from Leafcutter Designs!

Each year, my husband and I host a Bottle Exchange party. It's similar to a White Elephant, but with wrapped bottles of wine and spirits. We typically have a signature drink for the party, however, this year we will be changing it up thanks to Leafcutter Designs. Ingredients will be available and a roll of the Cocktail Dice will determine each individual's drink. I love adding this twist to an already amusing evening.

For this drink, my husband and I each took half of the dice and gave them a roll. We ended up with a roll that was perfect to make an islander drink from Martinique called the Ti' Punch, meaning little punch. It's a very simple drink, but it packs a flavorful punch.

This recipe calls for simple syrup, which is very easy to make. I recommend using an unrefined pure cane sugar to make a darker syrup. Trust me, the taste is so much better.

Ti' Punch
By Tonda

Juice of one lime
2 ounces dark rum, we used Neisson Rhum Agricole
1 ounce pure cane simple syrup (start with 1/2 ounce and add more if you need the sweetness) (recipe below)
Maraschino Cherry to garnish

Simple Syrup

1 Cup water
1 Cup unrefined, pure cane sugar

Add water and sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar crystals dissolve. Remove from heat and allow to cool. *This will keep in your refrigerator for about a week.

Squeeze the lime into a double old fashioned glass. Add rum, simple syrup, and a couple of cubes of ice. Stir to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge and maraschino cherry.


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