Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hand of a Master: Governor of Tahiti's Punch



Occasionally, for drinks at summer parties, he may prepare a "Governor of Tahiti's Punch" - by inserting a bruised vanilla bean in a bottle of medium rum (Bacardi or Mount Gay) twenty-four hours in advance of the party. When guests arrive, the mysteriously flavored run is poured over crushed ice in champagne glasses and garnished with a slice of lime.

- Bloomingdale's Book of Entertaining, Ariane and Michael Batterberry, (Random House, 1976)

4 comments:

SweetTeaandPearls said...

Thank you for sharing. Sounds like a perfect summer cocktail.

Housewife Bliss said...

sounds yummy! I happen to have all the ingredients to hand, may have to toast you tomorrow night.

Housewife Bliss said...

Had to come back and tell you it was a stunning drink. I am doing a post on garden parties and linking back to you...I must share the joy of this new find.

The Blushing Hostess said...

Bliss - I am so glad you enjoyed it!! Coming over to see you today, hope you are well!!