French West Indian Rum Punch

‘Ti Punch

Preparation info
  • Serves


    ; can be Multiplied as Desired
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

’Ti punch (short for petit punch) is the most elemental of the French West Indian rum drinks—sipped with equal enthusiasm at casual cook shacks and tony restaurants. To partake of ’ti punch properly, the drinker squeezes the lime in the drink, then stirs it to dissolve the sugar. Some people add an ice cube or two, but most Guadeloupeans sip it straight.

Some versions call for the suavity of cane syrup, but most of the ’ti punch I had in Guadeloupe consisted simply of rum, lime, and