BarChick is fresh back from Martinique (the home of Rhum Clément), where we learnt all about rum, and now you can too by reading our Geek’s Guide to Rum.
Not only that but we got to judge the Rhum Clément 2014 Ti Punch making final. What is a Ti Punch you ask? It’s the bomb, and it’s simply made with Rhum Agricole, lime and cane syrup. The good (or bad) news is that you don’t have to head to Martinique to get in on some Ti Punch action, you can order it down your local rum bar, or make one at home, and here is how;
Grab an Old Fashioned glass (or a Ti Punch branded glass if you wanna get geeky), add the sirop and the rhum, cut the lime in half, squeeze one half in and run the other half around the rim of the glass and add to the drink for a garnish. Stir until the sirop dissolves and then add a couple of ice cubes to chill it down.
It’s so simple to make, the finalists of the Rhum Clément final did it on average in 39 seconds, so there’s a challenge… get practising and get your bottles here!
But if you want to try something a little sexier, then we suggest whipping up one of the drinks we tried in the final, the finalists made an impressive line-up -
Benji Ryde from Mix Bar in Reading
Rebekah George from The Lucky Liquor Company in Edinburgh
With crowds and film crews watching the comp at Habitation Clément, the barmen had to get through two rounds, one was all about speed and the other a mystery box round. In true girl power it was Rebekah (with a broken heel) who won the prize, not only was she the fastest, but her drink simply stole the Ti Punch show.
Check out these recipes and get your Ti Punch freak on, we’d be very happy to judge yours too.
The Daft Punch
A Hard Day’s Work