Traditionally a 'ti punch (as in petit, pronounced “tee”) is served deconstructed so everyone can make their drink as they like. This easy cocktail recipe makes a not-too-strong version. Alter it as you wish.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup natural cane sugar, such as turbinado
3/4 cup dark or light rum
4 teaspoons lime juice, plus slices for garnish
To prepare simple syrup: Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer until slightly reduced and thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before using.
To serve: Fill 4 rocks glasses with ice cubes. Add 2 teaspoons of the simple syrup, 3 tablespoons rum and 1 teaspoon lime juice to each glass. Stir vigorously. Add more simple syrup and/or lime juice to taste. Garnish with a slice of lime.