Sea Moss Punch
1 pack of Irish moss
1 cup rum
250 ml milk
1 cup cream
2 quarts of water plus some to top off
½ tsp grated nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tbs. strawberry syrup - (for color)
Juice of 1 lime
sugar to taste
If dried Irish moss is to be used, soak it for a few hours in water. Otherwise, clean the fresh moss of all other bits of seaweed, and wash thoroughly to remove sand and grit.
Simmer the Irish moss in the water until tender. Then top up the water to the original level and bring to boil.
Strain the liquid through a muslin cloth or fine sieve.
Add sugar to taste, then the rum, milk, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and lime juice.Add enough strawberry syrup to make it slightly pink in color.
Transfer the liquid to a glass bowl and refrigerate until it has set.
Remember that Irish moss thickens as it cools, a 2.4oz serving can make 2 quarts of moderately thicken liquid. So use moderately.
Labels: St. Vincent and The Grenadines