One of the oldest punch recipes in existence, the Rum Punch—a.k.a. the Bajan (short for Barbadian) Rum Punch—comes with a quaint mnemonic device to help you remember the simple formula: “One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak. A dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, served well chilled with plenty of ice.” Commit that verse to memory and you’ll always be prepared to mix up one of history’s great cocktails.
- .5 oz lime
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1.5 oz dark rum
- 2 oz water
- 2 to 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Add all ingredients except for the nutmeg to a highball glass filled with fresh ice and stir to combine.
Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
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