Rum Drinks by Jessica B. Harris/Chronicle Books, 2009.
This is a classic drink of the Creole world. A bit of sugar, plus a few pieces of limes just off the tree, cut and pressed to express their juice, and enough white rum to give you a buzz. It is, in fact, a French Antillean cousin of Brazil’s caipirinha. It some parts of the French-speaking Caribbean, it’s known as a C.R.S. for its three ingredients: citron (lime), rhum (no translation necessary!), and sucre (sugar). ‘Ti punches are absolutely habit-forming and quite lethal.
I prefer Muscovado or Demerara sugar in these because you get the molasses hit of the sugar and the cane taste of the rhum.
You may use any white rum, but the white rhum agricole of the French Caribbean has a sugarcane-y flavor that is not duplicated in the white rums from the rest of the region.