Along with sorrel, Ponche de Creme is one of the definitive beverages of a true Trinbagonian Christmas. Originating in Venezuela as Ponche Crema, this beverage was introduced by migrant workers from the mainland who moved to the island for employment during early expansion of the cocoa industry.
In Trinidad, the drink changed, influenced by recipes for eggnog from British Merchant and French Creole families it became thinner. Angostura Bitters also became essential for Ponche de Creme.
While there are many recipes, Eat Ah Food‘s is among the easiest to make while maintaining the character of an traditional Trinbagonian Ponche de Creme.