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How To Make The Perfect Ti-Punch – Drink Spirits Podcast

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How To Make The Perfect Ti-Punch with Rhum Agricole

How To Make The Perfect Ti-Punch with Rhum Agricole

On this week’s Drink Spirits Happy Hour (on KPAM Talk Radio), we take a look at the Ti-Punch a small drink that originates on the French island of Martinique. The Ti-Punch was originally invented by Indian workers who came to the island to work after the emancipation of the slaves. The drink originally had tea, cinnamon, lime, sugar and rhum agricole, but the “ti” in ti-punch doesn’t refer to the tea in the drink, it’s creole for small.  The tea and cinnamon in the drink were dropped and it became what we drink today.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE: How to Make The Perfect Ti-Punch

Key links from the show:
La Favorite and Coeur de Canne Rhum Agricole

Here’s the recipe for The Perfect Ti-Punch

The Ti-Punch
1 ½ oz. Rhum Agricole
1/8 oz (1 bar spoon) Sirop de Canne or Demorara Sugar
A spherical lime disk (cut from the side of a lime to have about 50% zest & 50% pulp)

The Method: Take a lime and gently roll it on the table to soften the lime and bring the oils to the surface. Cut the lime in 4 spherical lime disks and discard the core. In a rocks or old-fashioned glass, squeeze the lime disk and pour a heaping bar spoon of Sirop de Canne over the squeezed lime. Add Rhum Agricole and use a swizzle stick or a simple bar spoon to stir and gently muddle for a few seconds the lime to blend the aromatic oils from the peel until the Sirop de Canne is well integrated. If desired, add a tablespoon of crushed ice or one ice cube and briefly stir again to chill the drink.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE: How to Make The Perfect Ti-Punch

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In case you missed them, be sure to listen to some of our passed shows:
How To Make The Perfect Daiquiri
How To Make The Perfect Mint Julep
The Moscow Mule
The Old Fashioned
Martinis – Shaken or Stirred?