Have you ever wondered were Rum Punch Originated? It’s been around for hundreds of years, just known as punch. The word punch comes from Sanskrit पञ्च (pañc), meaning “five”, as the drink was originally made with five ingredients: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, and tea or spices. The drink was brought to England from India by sailors and employees of the British East India Company in the early 17th century. It later found its way to the Caribbean and became what we now know today as Rum Punch.
The common arrangement for rum punch is celebrated in rhyme:
“One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak.” Which as a recipe could translate to:
One-part sour; (lime juice)
Two parts sweet; (sugar or simple syrup)
Three parts strong; usually a good, dark rum (Mount Gay or Cockspur because we Bajan)
Four parts weak; (water, ice)
Topped with Angostura bitters and some nutmeg
Serve in a tall glass with ice and picture yourself on the beach!!
What goes well with rum punch?
Why it’s rum cake from the Black Cake Company!!
Celebrate national rum punch day this September 20th by ordering your delicious rum cakes they come in a variety of flavors original coconut chocolate and banana. They come in a variety of flavors: Original, Coconut, Chocolate and Banana.