Traditional Drink Recipes for Jamaican Rum Punch

Jamaica has a unique island cuisine made colorful by the many tropical fruits that thrive here.

Visitors to Jamaica will find the simple country cooking of the island to be delicious, hearty and satisfying.

It's food has a reputation for satisfying the soul, whilst their drinks are no disappointment!

These drinks found anywhere in Jamaica and are a cooling treat to complement any meal and the island's year round summer temperatures.

Appleton Bird Cocktail

This creamy recipe comes from the Appleton Estate:-


  • 1 1/2 oz. Appleton Special Jamaica Rum
  • 1/4 oz. Tia Maria
  • 1/2 oz. creme de banana
  • 4 oz. orange juice


  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
  2. Pour into a tall glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with a cherry or orange wedge.

An island adage, "One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak!"

Traditional Recipe for Rum Punch


  • 4 Cups water
  • 1 Cup lime or lemon juice
  • 3 cups strawberry-flavored syrup
  • 2 cups Jamaican white rum


  1. Stir all ingredients together in a punch bowl.
  2. Add slices of lemon or lime.
  3. Serve with ice cubes.

For a traditional Jamaican dessert, try this recipe for

Papaya Cream

Papayas are fragrant and add vitamins to this creamy and delicious dessert that is quick and easy to make.


  • 2 fresh Papayas (papaws)
  • Rum raisin ice cream
  • warm caramel
  • 3 tbsp. grated nutmeg


  1. Peel papayas and blend with ice cream and nutmeg.
  2. Pour into dessert dishes and top with warm caramel.

Enjoy this tasty dessert and these traditional Jamaican drinks whilst relaxing and enjoying time with friends.

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