Madeiran Honey Punch

A special wooden tool called a mexelhote, with a long handle and a grooved balll at the opposite end, is used to blend the potent punch. The drink is typically made with aguardente, a white brandy, but this version is made with white rum.

Madeiran Honey Punch (Poncha)
This refreshing drink is typically made with aguardente, a white brandy, but this version is made with white rum.
Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 34 cup honey
  • Juice of 6 lemons (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3-4 cups white rum

Instructions

  1. Put honey and lemon juice into a sturdy glass or ceramic pitcher. Stand a whisk in the pitcher, hold handle of whisk between the palms of your hands and rub your hands back and forth, agitating liquid until honey dissolves. Stir in 3-4 cups white rum. Serve punch in short goblets.