West Indies PunchThe West Indies Punch shared a funky rum and fruity aroma. As before, the lime and citrussy guava flavors elegantly paired on the sip. Next, the swallow began with a fruity and funky rum flavor that ended with minty cinnamon-like spice, guava, and green tea notes. Overall, the recipe as well as the overnight blending of flavors led to a rather smooth drink where no one note stood out as all that dominant. Pleasing yet flavorful, the way punch ought to be.
• 1/2 pound Sugar (1/2 oz)
• 1 pint Green Tea (1 oz)
• 1 dozen Limes (3/4 oz juice + 3/4 of a lime shell)
• 1 cup Guava Marmalade (1/2 oz Guava Paste)
• 2 cup Boiling Water (1 oz)
• 1/2 bottle Dark Jamaican Rum (3/4 oz Coruba)
• 1/2 bottle Light Jamaican Rum (3/4 oz Appleton V/X)
• 1 pint Cognac (1 oz Foret)
• 1 bottle Madeira (1 1/2 oz Blandy's Verdelho)
Dissolve sugar into tea. Juice limes and add juice and shells into the tea. Dissolve the guava marmalade in boiling water and combine with the tea. Add rest of the ingredients and let stand overnight. Remove the lime shells and pour over ice in a punch bowl (here, made at 1/16th scale and poured over a large cube in a rocks glass). Let chill.
So thank you to Craig of A World of Drinks for picking the theme and running this month's show, and thanks to the rest of the Mixology Monday participants for keeping the spirit of the event alive!