Ti’ Punch

Martinique's national drink.

The Ti’ Punch is Martinique’s national cocktail, and the island’s answer to America’s Old-Fashioned. Traditionally the drink (pronounced “tee paunch” in the Caribbean—”ti” being the Creole variant of the French petit) includes a heavy dose of Martinique’s rhum agricole rounded out with touch of lime juice and a splash of cane syrup, a Caribbean sweetener reduced down from raw sugarcane juice (though simple syrup will do perfectly well in a pinch).


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces rhum agricole, light or dark
  • 1 barspoon cane syrup
  • 1 wedge lime

Garnish: lime peel coin

  1. In a rocks glass, add a splash of cane syrup and a squeeze of lime.
  2. Add rhum agricole and a few ice cubes.
  3. Stir gently and garnish with a lime coin.