Q – What is the meaning of the following verse?
There’s a delightful little verse to help you remember the proportions of different ingredients in rum punch:
One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak.
Rum punch is a favorite among sailors when the sun is over the yardarm.
Name the four ingredients that are sour, sweet, strong, and weak.
One of sour One part of lime juice (sour)
Two of sweet Two parts of sugar syrup or a sweet juice like orange or pineapple (sweet);
Three of strong Three parts rum (strong); and
And four of weak. Four parts water or any lighter juice (weak).