Tip Top Leáñez started out producing syrup and liqueurs. Don Angel came up with the idea of producing a Ponche crema, a traditional drink that originated in Venezuela and Trinidad. But it wasn’t until many years later that his son, Mr. Dick S. Leáñez started the process to create Ponche Caribe as we know and love today!
In 1965 Mr. Dick S. Leáñez began working on producing Ponche Caribe: a mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, rum, brandy and of course the ‘secret family spice’. For 12 years, he experimented with endless formulas, tweaking the recipe and throwing out an impressive 65,000 bottles of Ponche before he created the perfect blend of ingredients. Finally, in 1977 on November 6, Tip Top Leáñez produced their first batch of Ponche Caribe. That recipe has remained unchanged.
Ponche Caribe is a cream-based liqueur with a sweet and rich flavor with surprising hints of cinnamon and vanilla. It’s unique velvety taste is a classic in the Caribbean and in Latin American countries and is often sipped as an indulgent afternoon drink or as an after dinner drink and always accompanied by long friendly chats. Only high quality ingredients are used and no preservatives are added to the mix, while you can still store it at room temperature for over a year. It can be served straight, on the rocks or mixed. The lusciously creamy liqueur is also used to tweak cold and hot desserts, fruit and coffee.
We’ve collected a few delicious recipes for you to try.
Remember to shake before use!