Traditional Antiguan Rum Punch

Traditional Antiguan Rum Punch
Traditional Antiguan Rum Punch
Serves/Makes: One Pitcher (4-6)
Ingredients
  • ½ cup lime juice (best when freshly squeezed)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cup Cavalier Antiguan Gold Rum (or a similar light rum)
  • 2 to 4 cups ice
  • Angostura bitters
  • West Indian limes, halved
  • Nutmeg, freshly grated, for garnish
Method
  • Prepare the syrup by heating 1 cup of water and sugar together until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool   
  • Mix together lime juice, syrup, rum and the remaining water   
  • Pour over the ice in a large pitcher   
  • Add 2 to 3 ice cubes to a glass with a lime half   
  • Fill with rum punch, then sprinkle with nutmeg   
  • Swirl slightly before enjoying