Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we’re taking an already easily-executed beverage — the ti’ punch — and making it into an even easier spritz.
Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we are taking two of my longtime favourite things — ginger and martinis — and combining them to make my new favourite thing.
The ti’ punch is a delicious Caribbean concoction made with rum, lime and syrup. One would think it couldn’t get much easier, but recently I was at a party and a friend of mine was complaining about the “hassle” of making simple syrup. (I told him you could make it the microwave; he politely pretended he would try that next time.)
Anyway. This got me thinking about how I could possibly streamline the beverage further. Obviously, the answer is adding some sort of sugary soft drink, which has syrup in it, transforming it into a spritz. To make one yourself, you will need:
- 60ml of your favourite rum (I like using a blend)
- 1/4 of a lime
- Your favourite lime-flavoured soft drink (Stewart’s Key Lime is very nice)
Add the rum to a big ol’ wine glass or chalice, squeeze the juice out of the lime quarter, and chuck it in there. Add a bunch of ice, top with lime soft drink, and give it a slight stir. Throw a lime wheel in there if you need a garnish.