Reminiscent of the West Indian rum punches we enjoyed in Nevis. Aye, this’ll put a little arrrrgh in ya’.
1 cup lime juice (about 8 limes)
2 cups simple syrup (recipe below)
3 cups golden or spiced rum
3 dashes bitters (Angostura is fine, Fee Brothers is better)
Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Stir in 2 cups of granulated sugar. Reduce heat to low and stir just until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and let cool.
While the syrup is cooling, juice the limes (bottled juice is NOT an option here). Combine the lime juice, simple syrup, rum, and bitters in a pitcher. Serve chilled over ice and garnish with a little fresh-grated nutmeg.
Wearing an eye patch is optional.