Clyde’s Rum Punch

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall
Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

When you step into Clyde’s in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, you’re instantly transported from the cold concrete city to a warm island getaway—if only for a few rounds. The Trinidadian-owned bar serves cocktails that are crafted with premium rums and fresh Caribbean flavors, along with delicious snacks like salted cod fritters and stuffed crab cakes. For their signature rum punch, head bartender Cyllan Hicks uses a classic ratio to create a perfectly balanced drink. “There's also a little rhyme that goes with the punch,” Hicks says. “It actually describes the measurement of the cocktail: One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak." This recipe may sound simple, but the four ingredients come together to create a beautiful, complex cocktail that will slay at any party you throw.

Clyde’s Rum Punch

Sweet, Sour, Dry


  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz Demerara Syrup
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • 4-5 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • lime wedge


Step one

Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a shaker with ice.

Step two

Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.

Step three

Garnish with a lime wedge.

Contributed by Cyllan Hicks