We may not be able to board a plane right now, but we can create drinks and dishes that transport us to some of our favourite destinations! Since its first rum distillation by Mount Gay in 1703, Barbados is considered the birthplace of rum and has perfected this fine spirit, offering the best in the world. What makes Barbados rum so exceptional is the quality of Bajan water, drawn up from coral caverns, delivering time-tested smoothness. Whether you prefer it neat or mixed in a cocktail, the taste of rum has become synonymous with Barbados and transports you to paradise, one sip at a time. To enjoy this Caribbean treat, you don’t have to wait until your next visit to Barbados to experience it—here's a classic Rum Punch recipe from Barbados that you can make at home. —Vita Daily
One measure of lime juice, freshly squeezed
Two measures of sugar syrup
Three measures of dark Caribbean rum, the older, the better
Four measures of water
Dash of Angostura Bitters and freshly grated nutmeg
Place two measures of sugar in a saucepan with a little water and cook until the sugar has dissolved and add to the juice. Add the rum and water. Serve with plenty of ice, a dash of bitters and a grating of nutmeg.