A classic rum punch from Nevis
By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor
Nevis’ Nisbet Plantation is celebrating its’ 25th anniversary, and the island’s only beachfront plantation resort has found a novel way to mark the occasion all year long. Each day of 2015 at 12:25pm guests are invited to raise a complimentary glass of the resort’s classic rum punch – made to the same recipe served to Nisbet’s first guests a quarter-century ago – and say “Cheers to 25 years!”
Dan Perkins, the bartender who originally created the recipe, still works at the hotel, and recommends enjoying his signature libation with an ocean view at Nisbet’s Sea Breeze beach bar.
We, however, won’t blame you if you guzzle it at your kitchen counter and just pretend.
Nisbet Plantation’s Rum Punch
1 ounce dark rum
1 ounce sugar syrup
1 ounce lime juice
nutmeg, to taste
Angostura Bitters to taste
Cherry and orange wedge for garnish
Mix the dark rum, sugar syrup and lime juice together in a punch bowl or blender. Pour over ice. Garnish with nutmeg and a few drops of Angostura bitters. Garnish with cherry and orange wedge. (Serves 2)