What do you call someone who hates being labeled a “foodie” but absolutely loves food? That term may be the best way to describe my current relationship with food. I barely cook when I’m home but when I travel I make it my business to hit up all the highly recommended restaurants and hot spots. When we touched down in Barbados it was the perfect time for a late lunch/early happy hour. I was pressed with a capital P for some authentic Bajan food and rum punch so who better to ask than the locals. Without hesitation our driver said he knew just the place. Before we checked into our beach house for the extra long weekend he dropped us off at Cutters Bajan Deli and we indulged in amazingly delicious cocktails.
Cutters Bajan Deli
Home of the #1 rum punch, we had
one or two several rounds of Rumtails made with dark Barbados rum, raw sugar, fresh lime juice, and bitters served over ice with a dash of nutmeg. I learned my lesson about drinking in the heat without eating so I paired my cocktails with small bites from their traditional Bajan menu. I tried the Flying Fish bites which I’d describe as Bajan seasoned fish strips with a side of extra spicy sauce. The appetizer portion was devoured before I could even think about taking a picture (just greedy).
Before we left, I wanted to grab a bottle of their award-winning V.S.R.P. (Very Special Rum Punch) to bring back to the States with me. To my disappointment they were closed. Instead of getting upset I just snagged a recipe that WE (yes, me & you reading) can try at home. Play mixologist in your kitchen and whip up this amazing rum cocktail. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- 2 parts simple syrup (equal parts raw sugar cane sugar and water)
- 3 parts dark (non-spiced) Rum of your choice
- Add ice
- Top with a dash of nutmeg and Angostura Bitters
An extra plus to this spot is they offer free delivery to nearby Crane Beach! If you’re planning to go to Barbados I highly recommend a pit stop for rum punch at Cutters Bajan Deli (Crane Beach, St. Philip Barbados West Indies). I have more to share from my Barbados trip so make sure you don’t miss a post!