Traditional Bajan Recipes

PUNCHA-CREMA- an addictive drink that sneaks up on you when you least expect.


  • 1½ cups dark rum
  • 4 eggs
  • 1  415ml (14½fl. ozs)can condensed milk
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Grated nutmeg (to taste)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence.

  • Combine the rum, milk, eggs, essence and lime juice in a blender
    Sprinkle on a few drops of Angostura Bitters. Add grated nutmeg.
    Serve chilled.

RUM PUNCH- probably the best known of the Caribbean drinks. Like Puncha-Crema it sneaks up on you with a deceptive "punch".


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 cups dark rum
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Grated nutmeg.

  • Put sugar in a small saucepan, add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
    Lower heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved.
    Remove from heat and cool. Pour resulting syrup into a large container. Add lime juice,dark rum and ice and mix well.
    Add Angostura Bitters and nutmeg and mix once more.
    Serve ice-cold.