I have a feeling of slipping in on a banana peel here, i forgot it was monday yesterday..
The topic is punch. There are many different kinds of punch and the host Hobson`s Choice states that “There aren’t really any specific limitations on this month’s subject” and “Keep in mind that we are at that time of year when there are some wonderful citrus varieties available at the market. And in the warmer climates, we are already seeing the first of the Spring berries.”
There`s along tradition of punches and it would have been interesting to go more into it but i feel i don´t have time now as i need to whip up a cocktail pronto so i`ll keep it simple and mix up another type of punch that belongs to warm tropical days and nights.
I´ll go for lime and i`ll make a punch inspired by the Ti Punch – but not a traditional Ti Punch. The traditional Ti Punch is a simple as its delicate and so well suited for the tropical climate in where it was born.
Its rhum agricole, lime and sugar or cane syrup, maybe an ice cube or two, stirred in a rocks glass.
I`m using rhum agricole too – both aged and white, together with fresh lime juice and palmsugar and raw sugar, Trader Tiki`s exquisite vanilla syrup and then topped with a little Ting ( my faithful companion).
1 oz rhum agricole vieux
1 oz rhum agricole blanc
1 tsp palmsugar
1/4 tsp golden raw sugar
1/4 oz Trader Tiki`s vanilla syrup
Lime and mint for garnish
Add ingredients in mixing glass and stir together well with ice, then strain into a punch glass and top with Ting. Garnish with lime and mint. You may adjust the levels of syrup and sugar to your own taste, this drink is forgiving.
This is a drink that talks about summer, well – its not summer yet but i pretend all year that it´s summer.
Happy Monday! (well-tuesday)