Junkanoo Punch Recipe
Junkanoo Punch
Flavors of the Bahamas
Total time: less than 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
The Bahamian festival of Junkanoo is an energetic, colorful parade of brightly costumed people gyrating and dancing to the rhythmic accompaniment of cowbells, drums and whistles. The celebration occurs on December 26 and January 1 -- beginning in the early hours of the morning (2:00 a.m.) and ending at dawn.

Junkanoo is reminiscent of New Orleans' Mardi Gras and Rio de Janeiro's Carnival, but it is distinctly Bahamian and exists nowhere else. It is more a carnival atmosphere than a spectator event, as there are tents featuring native food and drink for sale and visitors can also join in the parade.

- 30 to 45 ml (2 to 2-1/2 tbsp.) dark rum
- 15 ml (1tbsp.) simple syrup
- 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
- 60 ml (4 tbsp.) orange juice
- 60 ml (4 tbsp.) pineapple juice
- 15 ml (1 tbsp.) grenadine syrup
- 15 ml (1 tbsp.) Curacao
  1. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice; shake well.
  2. Strain into glasses; garnish with an orange slice and a cherry; sip peacefully in the shade of a palm tree!
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