Recipe - Ti Punch

Ti Punch is a symbol of the art of living in the French West Indies, and its history is closely linked to the history of rum and sugar cane in the region. The history of Ti Punch dates back to the early days of sugar cane plantations in the Caribbean, when field workers, known as "cane cutters", took a well-earned break after a long day of hard labor. Their drink of choice was often a simple blend of rum, cane sugar and lime, the basic ingredients of Ti Punch.
The word "Ti" in Ti Punch is actually an abbreviation of the word "petit" in Creole, literally meaning "little punch". This name refers to the small size of the glass traditionally used to serve this cocktail, often a Ti Punch glass specially designed for the occasion. Over time, Ti Punch has become emblematic of the culture of the French West Indies, and its popularity has spread beyond the region's borders to become famous the world over. Today, it's enjoyed by cocktail lovers the world over, but nothing beats the authentic experience of enjoying this drink on a Caribbean beach, in the company of friends and family.

Recipe below !

- Rhum agricole blanc (about 2 oz or 60 ml)
- Cane syrup (approx. 1/2 oz or 15 ml)
- Fresh lime juice (about 1/4 of a lime)
- Crushed ice (optional)

1) In a ti punch or old-fashioned glass, pour the cane syrup.
2) Squeeze the lime quarter over the glass to extract the juice, then place the squeezed lemon quarter in the glass.
3) Add the white rhum agricole to the glass.
4) Stir gently with a mixing spoon to combine all the ingredients.
5) Add crushed ice to refresh the cocktail.
Feel free to adjust the quantities according to your personal preferences for strength and sweetness. Cheers!

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