• 6 eggs
  • 4 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups golden rum or 1 cup puncheon
  • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon minced lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon aromatic bitters

Another classic Christmas drink in Trinidad is Ponche De Crème. Or as local Trinis know it, punch-ah-creme :) It is a milk drink not straying far from what is known as eggnog but with heavy milky overtones. And off course we cant forget what it is mainly known for – the alcohol. Here’s a simple recipe for this popular drink.


  1. In a medium stainless steel bowl beat eggs with sugar, place into a double boiler, and over simmering water cook eggs until thick and sugar has dissolved. Do not heat the eggs directly to prevent cooking.
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat.
  3. Add condensed milk, evaporated milk and alcohol. Combine the mixture well.
  4. Add lime zest, aromatic bitters and nutmeg stirring continuously.
  5. Store in glass bottles and refrigerate until ready for use.
  6. Serve with crushed ice

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