Basil Charles behind the bar at Basil’s on Mustique, 1972, photographed by Lichfield/Getty Images

Happy New Year! Tory Daily brings you a classic cocktail from the island of Mustique — where Tory rang in the New Year — and the legendary Basil’s Bar. Perhaps even more renowned than this cocktail spot, frequented by everyone from Kate Moss to Kate Middleton, is its barman: the magnetic, charismatic Basil Charles. Here, the recipe for its famous rum punch — straight from the man himself.

Basil’s Rum Punch

1 l orange juice
750 ml pineapple juice
3 l strong rum
750 ml grenadine syrup
300 ml lime juice
1.5 l water

Mix and serve over ice after a few days. The longer it sits, the better it is.

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  • TheOnlineStylist

    Sounds like a jug of summer heaven! I have fond memories of our bartender's Happy Hour concoctions from our honeymoon in the Maldives – a cocktail never tastes better than when drank on the beach! x

  • PartysByHeart

    Seriously- Beach Cocktails are a slice of paradise. I can't wait to try this on the deck for Spring Arrival party. Thanks, Tory!

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