Some days one must simply take the advice of Elizabeth Taylor who said,

"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together."

With the British summer weather being something of a disappointment so far, some days you have to simply make your own sunshine and there's no better way to add a little summer in your day than a Bajan Rum Punch.

The Punch recipe is simple with only 5 ingredients; Punch coming from the word 'Panch' which literally means 'five', and Bajans have a poem to remember the recipe...

"One of Sour, Two of Sweet, Three of Strong and Four of Weak.

A dash of Bitter and a sprinkle of Spice served well chilled with plenty of ice."

Method & Recipe:

1 measure of Lime juice

2 measures simple sugar syrup

3 measures Dark Caribbean Rum

4 Measures water - or a tropical fruit juice to taste. 

Mix together well and pour over crushed ice.

Now, sit back, relax and think of the sands, seas and skies of Barbados!