GRAND CUL DE SAC — It’s early.
Not morning, but not quite lunchtime.
On a hot summer day in the French Caribbean, that means only one thing: a Ti’ Punch.
The world’s greatest (and simplest) cocktail: Rhum agricole blanc, a quarter lime (or sometimes more), cane sugar. Sweet enough for this time of day, powerful enough to get the day going right.
Because this is how one starts the day, even when the day has already started.
The site? O Corail, a great little Caribbean beach bar on Grand Cul de Sac, a few steps away from the tony Le Sereno hotel.
This is an archetypical Caribbean beach bar that’s also the height of French Caribbean cool: no pretentiousness, just divers and snorkelers and those in search of ti’ punches, just a soft patch of sand and calm waves.
And it’s never too early for that.