Desmond's Rum Punch

Desmond Young, a 50-year-veteran bartender at Jamaica's Strawberry Hill resort, uses two kinds of rum in his signature drink -- a dark variety and a potent white rum that, at 126 proof, adds a real kick to this cocktail.

  • Servings: 1

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce overproof white rum
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 drops angostura bitters
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 fresh sugarcane swizzle stick


  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes. Let cool.

  2. Combine lime juice, both rums, bitters, ice, and 1/4 cooled sugar syrup in a large cocktail shaker. Shake well to combine. Pour into a glass. Garnish with swizzle stick.


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