’Ti Punch

January/February 2015

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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.

’Ti Punch

Makes: 4 servings

Serving Size: about 2 oz.

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  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup natural cane sugar, such as turbinado
  • Ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup dark or light rum
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice, plus slices for garnish


  1. 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.
  2. 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.


Per serving: 122 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars; 6 g total sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 4 mg sodium; 10 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 2 fat

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Type of Dish
Beverages, alcoholic
Health & Diet Considerations
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
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