Rhum Agricole Punch

Rhum Agricole Punch

Back in the summer (ah, summer…where did you go?), I had a long lunch with a friend at Heaven’s Dog.  It was my first time there and I had picked our luncheon spot specifically because of the great things I had heard about their cocktails.  What did we eat?  I don’t recall, except that there was pork belly involved.  But the cocktails? Yes, things of beauty.  After the food was consumed, we moved to the beautiful cypress wood bar and sampled a couple more of their wonderful drinks. At one point I ordered something on their menu called “Freedom from Choice”.  Basically, you tell the bartender if you want a citrus-driven or spirituous cocktail and give him an idea of what liquor you might like.  I said, “Citrus and rum.”  What I got was a Rhum Agricole Punch.  I loved it, and was told that it was on the menu at The Slanted Door (the two places are owned by Charles Phan).  I asked what was in it and was graciously given the ingredients.  It wasn’t until recently that I had the proper rum to make it with.  I decided to mix one up and see if it was as good as I remembered.  When I looked at the note in my trusty iPhone I realized that I had gotten the ingredients, but not the proportions.  I tried to recreate it as well as I could, and I was very happy with the results.  I hope you will be too. It’s one worth trying…

Heaven’s Dog Rhum Agricole Punch

Shake first 5 ingredients with ice and strain into a glass over crushed ice.  Grate nutmeg over the drink and serve.  Note: The proportions are my own, but the ingredients were given to me by the bartender. It tasted like I remembered, so I think it’s pretty close.

Rhum Agricole Punch @ Heaven's Dog (on left)

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  1. […] that she likes her rye old fashioneds, hold the fruit.  In honor of her tonight I made a round of Rhum Agricole Punches for my guests (big fans of her, by the way) and then capped it off with an obscure rye cocktail […]

  2. Good job on the recipe. You were dead on except that we use 2oz of rhum instead of 2.5oz.

    • Wow, thanks! I am so excited that a real live bartender has visited my humble site (and one from Heaven’s Dog, no less)! I LOVE this drink and have been making them for my friends at home. I’m looking forward to another Heaven’s Dog visit soon. It’s been too long.

  3. […] based the following cocktail on my favorite Heaven’s Dog Agricole Rum Punch. I used Root instead of the Allspice Dram and increased the quantity. I added a homemade vanilla […]

  4. […] San Francisco, Heaven’s Dog makes a wonderful Agricole Punch using La Favorite (though they use the Ambre).  And in Martinique, of course, the most typical […]

  5. Are you into the Donga Punch? A variant on the DP that I make at home substitutes clementine juice for the grapefruit juice called for in Don’s Mix. I go 1:1 clementine juice to cinnamon-clove syrup. The clementine brings a slight sweetness and matches some of the notes in the cloves. If you try it, lemme know what you think.


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