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Mauby

Ponche de Créma

Piña Colada

Ginger Beer

Rum Punch

Tropical Fruit Punch

Soursop Punch

Sea Moss Drink

Sangria Punch

Sorrell


 
 
    Mauby

    Ingredients:

    2 cups of water
    4 pieces of Mauby bark
    1 piece star anise
    1 piece cinnamon
    2 cups sugar
    Angostura Bitters

Method

1) Put all ingredients in a pot and boil for 5 mins.

2) Remove from heat and cool

3) Strain liquid

4) Add water to desired strength and sugar to taste. Serve with ice cubes and a dash of Angostura Bitters

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Ponche de Créma

Ingredients

3 tins sweetened Condensed Milk
1 pack ( 250 ml) Evaporated Milk
1 teasp. vanilla essence
1 teasp. almond essence
1 teasp. nutmeg essence
4 eggs
1 tablesp. Angostura Bitters
1 Bottle Rum
peel from 1 green lime
 

Method

1) Whisk eggs with lime peel ( after 12 strokes remove peel)

2) Add Condensed milk, evaporated milk and rum, beating continuously

3) Add all other ingredients and stir well

4) Bottle and store in fridge.

5) Serve over cracked ice

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Piña Colada

Ingredients

1 cup rum
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
6 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
3 oz heavy cream or evaporated milk
 

Method

1) Combine rum, coconut milk, cream, pineapple juice and chunks in a blender and blend

2) Add ice and process until ice is crushed

3) Serve in a tall glass with ice and garnishes

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Ginger Beer

Ingredients

1 lb ginger root, washed and peeled
1 lime
sugar to taste

 

Method

1) Grate ginger roots

2) Put in a bottle with about 4 pints of cold water and one lime ( juice and peel)

3) Leave in sun for one entire day

4) Next day in the evening drain liquid and sweeten to taste with sugar

5) Put in clean bottles and place in fridge for 2 days

6) Serve over ice ( you may add soda water )

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Rum Punch

Ingredients

There is a rhyme to tell you how to mix a proper Rum Punch:

" One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak"

1 measure  lime juice ( 1 oz) 
2 measures syrup ( made of equal parts of sugar and water , boiled for 5 mins) 
3 measures rum 
4 measures of water and ice, combined, or ginger ale Dash of Angostura bitters and dust of nutmeg

 

Method

1) Mix all ingredients, except for bitters and nutmeg and serve over ice, then add a dash of Angostura and sprinkle with nutmeg ( garnish glass with slice of lime or orange and a maraschino cherry)

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Tropical Fruit Punch

Ingredients

3 cups orange juice
3 cups pineapple juice
3 cups grapefruit juice
1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
1/2 cup honey
4 cans ginger ale or soda water
1 cup rum or white whine
1 cup finely chopped pineapple
1 cup small melon pieces or balls
1 lime or orange seeded and thinly sliced

 

Method

1) Combine orange, pineapple, grapefruit and lime juices

2) Sweeten to taste with honey and chill for a few hours

3) Just before serving stir in ginger ale, rum, pineapple pieces and melon balls. Garnish with lime or orange slices, serve over crushed ice

N.B. You can leave out the alcohol and also substitute fruit with a can of fruit salad

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Soursop Punch

Ingredients

1 soursop, peeled
2 cups water
6 - 8 tablesps. condensed milk
salt
sugar
Angostura Bitters

 

Method

1) Crush soursop in a bowl with half of the water

2) Pound it well and pass through a sieve to extract juice

3) Add remaining water, milk and a little salt, mix well

4) Add sugar and stir until dissolved

5) Strain, chill and serve with bitters

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Sea Moss Drink

Ingredients

1 lb sea moss
1 lime
Angostura Bitters
milk
sugar to taste

 

Method

1) Soak sea moss in lime juice overnight

2) Wash thoroughly and cook in pressure cooker for 20-30 mins or until sea moss resembles jelly

3) Cool, add milk and sugar to taste and blend in a blender

4) Flavour with bitters and serve with crushed ice

In Trinidad this drink is rumoured to enhance a man's performance ( wink)

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Sangria Punch

Ingredients 

1 Bottle Burgundy
2 large sliced lemons
2 sliced peaches
1 sliced orange
2 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
2 oz Brandy
Add sugar to taste and club soda if desired

Serves 6

Method:

Mix all ingredients
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sorrell

Ingredients

5 lbs fresh sorrell
cloves
sugar to taste

Method

1) Remove seeds from sorrell

2) Wash and cover with water in a large pan

3) Bring to a slow boil

4) Add a few cloves

5) Remove from heat and cover

6) Allow to cool

7) Strain and sweeten with about 2 lbs of sugar or to taste

8) Bottle and refrigerate

Makes about 3 gallons

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