Ti’ Punch (pronunced “tee,” short for “petite”) is the national cocktail of Martinique, a country that produces some of the world’s finest rhum agricole.
It’s a lovely change of page from our usual Old Fashioneds, although it’s just as easy to make: a healthy pour of rhum agricole, a bit of simple syrup, and a squeeze of lime.
The traditional garnish is a lime coin, which is a small disc of peel sliced from the side of a lime. Try not to get too much pith with the coin; the best flavor comes from the peel itself, not the bitter white stuff behind it.
Add the rhum agricole, simple syrup and the juice from the lime wedge to a short glass. Add a few ice cubes, or one large cube or sphere, and stir until chilled. Garnish with a lime coin, or a wedge or twist of lime.
- Ti’ Punch at PUNCH