January 18, 2017

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Imagine the taste of sweet lemonade over ice cubes on a hot summer  day … with a kick that will blow your head off. That’s probably the best way to describe my husband Eddie’s Christmas Rum Punch and I thank him for sharing his treasured recipe as a special gift to my members like you. In Jamaica it’s traditional during the holidays to have Christmas Rum Cake and Rum Punch at the ready for when friends and family drop by.  Actually it’s an expected treat even for unexpected guests, so, in our household, I’m in charge of making the rum cake and Eddie is in charge of making his rum punch. Jamaican men pride themselves on their rum punch recipes and usually store it in bottles that they give as holiday gifts … you can too! My husband likes to use Overproof Jamaican White Rum, so you know it’s really strong! You may find it overly sweet too, but that’s because it’s made to be served over ice always. Enjoy!


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I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.



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    December 3, 2012

    Mmmmmm! That recipe reminds me of when my grandmother would make her rum punch. Can I use fresh lemons and how many?

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    December 3, 2012

    sounds yum!! we have plenty of syrup but usually put it with milk or ginger beer, we will be trying it this way!

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    December 5, 2012


    • Reply Cook Like A Jamaican
      December 5, 2012

      Hi Wendy,
      I sent out an email yesterday to everyone on the mailing list with the Password for my secret recipes. Did you get it?

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    December 6, 2012

    Mrs. Faye you’ve done it again. It looks like you have a punch that would even catch Muhammad Ali’s attention- I have to try it!

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    December 9, 2012

    This recipe sounds great. I notice you have pimento berries. Is this the same pimento you cook with? Where can you get the bitters, in a west indian store or liquor store? I am not a drinker but this sounds nice for entertaining.

    • Reply Cook Like A Jamaican
      December 10, 2012

      Hi Jan,
      Thank you for getting in touch. You should be able to find it anywhere you can buy grendaine syrup or lime cordial. I buy bitters at my local grocery story, which is large chain. Blessings, Fay

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        Letrese Dozier
        April 17, 2015

        The pimento berries? Is it like the pimento seeds?

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    February 9, 2013

    Does Eddie ever add ginger to his punch?

    • Reply Cook Like A Jamaican
      February 10, 2013

      Hi Myoshi,
      No that is not one of the ingredients in his recipe, but don’t be afraid to try it. Blessings, Fay

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    September 6, 2013

    I just got hip to your cooking media profiles. I am so excited to try it. I recently married a man who can really through down. Because my family is originally from Barbados he expects creations of the islands…. ahem, none of my relatives passes down the recipes nor allowed us in the kitchen. Thanks for keeping the flavor alive and sharing your love with the world. I wish you many blessing s and successes. I can’t wait to pass your love from my pot to his belly. 🙂

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    Pamela Barrett
    December 8, 2013

    Where do I get Angostura Bitters? I live in Toronto and I can’t seem to find anyone who knows what it is. I would love to make it for a family get together.

    • Reply Cook Like A Jamaican
      Cook Like A Jamaican
      December 9, 2013

      Pamela, instead of looking at a liquor store you should be able to find it at any major supermarket in Toronto. Look where they stock the grenadine syrup and the lime cordial. Blessings, Fay

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    December 19, 2013

    Hi Faye,

    Thanks for being so generous with your recipes.

    Is this punch the same as 1 sour, 2 sweet, 3 strong 4 weak.sour=lime juice, sweet=syrup=strong=rum & weak =water. Just checking,

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      Fay & Angela
      May 26, 2014

      Hi Barbara,
      Yup, that’s pretty much it, but my husband uses special ingredients … and Eddie twist. Fay

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    Lisa Owusu
    January 5, 2015

    is it only strawberry syrup that can be used, allergic to strawberries -_-

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      Fay & Angela
      January 7, 2015

      Hi Lisa,
      You can also use grenadine or a simple syrup. Cranberry juice can also be added for colour but will add tartness too. Hope that helps. Blessings, Fay

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    June 4, 2015

    Recently in Montego Bay. Can’t wait to try your curried shrimp.

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