Benjamin Melin-Jones, a fourth generation member of the Clément family as well as the Managing Director of Rhum Clément in the US. “It was almost a ritual when she came home from work and took a 20 minute rest before she prepared the evening’s meal. However I will never forget when I made a ‘Ti Punch in Martinique for my uncle and he almost spit it out on my shoes. My recipe had not varied from the one I always made. He asked for my method of preparation and I responded with fresh cut lime, rhum blanc, syrup and crushed ice. He exclaimed: ‘Ice! Were you raised in Guadeloupe?’ This is the perfect example of how the debate over how to create a ‘Ti Punch ignites passionate response even amongst family.”
No matter the history, the cocktail is a wonderful basic cocktail that really tastes wonderful.
- 2 oz. Rhum Agricole
- Juice of 1/2 Lime
- 1 oz. Cane Syrup
Place all ingredients in a shaker and shake until chilled and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel. If sipping, add a couple of ice cubes and enjoy.