1-2-3-4 Punch: The Only Cocktail Recipe You’ll Ever Need!


  • 1 cup lemon juice or 1 part of something sour
  • 2 cups brown sugar or 2 parts of something sweet (like honey, simple syrup or agave)
  • 3 cups white rum or 3 parts of something strong - i.e., liquor (like vodka or red rum)
  • 4 cups water or 4 parts of a chaser (like club soda or juice)


Mix together all the ingredients in a pitcher, pour into your glass of choice, settle back (preferably on a lounge chair) and sip away! Chill and serve over ice with a lime or orange garnish.


Recipes & Images from Caribbean Potluck™ by Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau © 2014 Kyle Books - Photographs by Ellen Silverman