Food & Drink

Learn How to Make a Ti' Punch, the Caribbean's Answer to the Old Fashioned

The national cocktail of both Martinique and Guadelupe, Ti’ Punch* is also wildly popular in Haiti, French Guiana, and other nations where rhum agricole is produced. And that’s key: You have to use grassy (sometimes funky) rhum agricole for this drink, which has been described as a Caribbean version of an Old Fashioned. It’s been around even longer than that classic, and it’s just as tasty—and easy to make.

Here’s how to do it:

Ingredients |

  • 2 oz rhum agricole
  • 1 bar spoon cane syrup
  • 1 lime disc

Method |

  • Add rhum and cane syrup to a Lowball glass
  • Squeeze lime disc over top and drop it in.
  • Stir to combine

*The name Ti' Punch translates to "small punch," as the "Ti' " is a shortening of the French petit.