Last Updated on May 19, 2021 by
Haitian Rum Punch, also known as Jacmel, is a fruity rum laced cocktail that makes a delightful cocktail for summer picnics and barbecues.
What says summer more than a delicious fruity mixed drink?
Most Caribbean islands make a version of Rum Punch, since each island distills their own rum. With sugarcane being a major crop in the Caribbean, rum production is a natural result. Therefore, most Caribbean cocktails use rum as a base for cocktails.
We even make Vanilla Extract in rum, instead of vodka.
In fact, in English Speaking Caribbean Islands, bars are more often called the Rum Shop, unless it is a high end place. The Rum Shop is where you go for drinks and small snacks to eat.
However, there’s a twist that makes Haitian Rum Punch a little different than most Caribbean Rum Punch.
Before we get to today’s Haitiank Drink, don’t forget to check out my complete collection of Haitian Recipes.