Ti Punch
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Ti Punch
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.2 / 5
Ti Punch, a classic Caribbean cocktail, is a simple yet vibrant concoction that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of island life. Its name, short for "Petit Punch," hints at its straightforwardness, ... more Ti Punch, a classic Caribbean cocktail, is a simple yet vibrant concoction that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of island life. Its name, short for "Petit Punch," hints at its straightforwardness, consisting of a potent mix of white rum, a hint of sugar syrup, and a splash of lime. Served in a traditional cocktail glass, this drink is a celebration of its core ingredients, with the white rum providing a smooth, robust base that's perfectly balanced by the sweet, syrupy undertones and a citrusy zing from the lime. Ideal for those who appreciate a rum-centric beverage with a tangy twist, Ti Punch is a go-to for a refreshing, palate-pleasing experience. Its enduring popularity in tropical locales and beyond makes it a must-try for enthusiasts seeking the quintessential taste of the Caribbean.
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White rum
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31.58% | 1.2 units *
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Classic

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
7.5ml ¼oz 0.8cl
1 slice 1 slice 1 slice

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Ti Punch masterfully showcases the art of balance in its simplicity, combining white rum's robustness with a zingy lime disc and a whisper of sugar syrup, creating a harmonious medley of strong, sweet, and tart flavors. This petite powerhouse of a cocktail embodies the lively essence of the Caribbean, offering a sip of tropical life with each tangy, spirited gulp.

Method
How to make a Ti Punch

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by preparing your lime - instead of slicing or wedging, cut a round disc from the side of the lime, ensuring it's large enough to include some of the flesh behind the peel
This technique helps to get the optimal flavor
Next, add the rum and sugar into your glass, aiming for a perfect balance between the sweetness of the sugar and the robust flavor of the rum
Take the lime disc and firmly squeeze it between your fingers over the glass, making sure to release both the oil from the skin and a bit of juice into your Ti'Punch for that zesty flavor
Give your drink a good stir for about 10-15 seconds
This blends all the flavors nicely together, creating a cohesive and delicious cocktail
Finally, think about ice
Depending on the size of your glass, add either one or two large cubes, or for a more traditional touch, a small chunk of block ice
This will chill your drink without diluting it too quickly

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of Ti Punch?

Ti Punch is a traditional cocktail from the French Caribbean islands, particularly Martinique and Guadeloupe. Its name means 'small punch' in Creole, reflecting its potent flavor in a small serving.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize my Ti Punch?

Ti Punch can be customized by adjusting the amount of sugar syrup to taste, using different types of white rum (agricole rum is traditional), or by adding a few dashes of bitters for added complexity. Some people also like to muddle the lime with the sugar syrup before adding the rum.

FAQ

What does 'Not shaken, not stirred' mean in the context of Ti Punch?

For Ti Punch, 'Not shaken, not stirred' means that the ingredients are simply poured into the glass and lightly mixed or swizzled with a small stick, preserving the distinct layers of flavor without diluting the drink.

FAQ

Is Ti Punch typically served with ice?

Traditionally, Ti Punch is served without ice to not dilute its strong flavors and to maintain its potent character. However, some people may prefer a single ice cube or a splash of cold water to slightly mellow the drink.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions is Ti Punch best suited for?

Ti Punch is perfect for warm weather, outdoor gatherings, or as a lively aperitif. It's a social drink in the French Caribbean, often enjoyed in a leisurely manner among friends and family, especially in early evening.

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