Indulge in the tropical paradise of Grenada with our refreshing Pawpaw Punch. Bursting with the exotic flavors of ripe pawpaw (papaya), this vibrant concoction is a delightful fusion of island charm and zest. Savor the essence of the Caribbean as sweet pawpaw mingles with hints of citrus, a splash of coconut water, and a touch of Grenadian rum, creating a symphony of taste that transports you to sun-kissed shores. Perfect for lazy afternoons by the beach or lively gatherings with friends, Grenada's Pawpaw Punch is your passport to pure tropical bliss.

Here's a recipe for Grenada Pawpaw Punch:


  • 2 ripe papayas (pawpaws), peeled, deseeded, and diced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Optional: 1/4 cup Grenadian rum
  • Ice cubes, for serving
  • Lime slices and mint leaves, for garnish


1- In a blender, combine the diced papayas, lime juice, granulated sugar, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and cold water. Blend until smooth.

2- Taste the mixture and adjust sweetness if necessary by adding more sugar, blending again to combine.

3- If using Grenadian rum, add it to the blender and pulse a few times to mix.

4- Once the mixture is well blended and sweetened to your liking, transfer it to a pitcher.

5- Refrigerate the mixture for at least 1 hour to chill and allow the flavors to meld.

6- Before serving, stir the punch well.

7- To serve, fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the chilled pawpaw punch over the ice.

8- Garnish each glass with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.

9- Stir gently before drinking, and enjoy the refreshing taste of Grenada Pawpaw Punch!

Note: Feel free to adjust the ingredients according to your taste preferences. You can also experiment with adding other spices such as ginger or cloves for additional flavor depth.

Nutritional Values:

Here are the approximate nutritional values for the main ingredients used in Grenada Pawpaw Punch per serving:

Papaya (1 cup, diced):

  • Calories: 67
  • Carbohydrates: 17 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Vitamin C: 88% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin A: 31% DV
  • Folate: 13% DV
  • Potassium: 11% DV


  • Papayas are rich in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and promote healthy skin.
  • They are a good source of vitamin A, which is essential for vision health and supports immune function.
  • Papayas contain folate, a B-vitamin important for cell division and DNA synthesis.
  • They are also high in fiber, which aids in digestion and helps maintain bowel regularity.
  • Papayas provide potassium, which is crucial for heart health and helps regulate blood pressure.

Lime juice (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 3 grams
  • Vitamin C: 24% DV


  • Lime juice is high in vitamin C, which supports immune function and acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from damage.
  • It adds a refreshing citrus flavor to the drink, enhancing its taste and aroma.

Sugar (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 194
  • Carbohydrates: 50 grams

benefits:While sugar provides energy, it should be consumed in moderation as excessive intake can lead to health issues such as weight gain and increased risk of chronic diseases.

Grenadian rum (1/4 cup) - Optional:

  • Calories: 174
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams


  • Rum adds flavor to the punch and can create a more festive atmosphere when enjoying the drink.
  • However, it should be consumed responsibly, as excessive alcohol consumption can have negative effects on health, including liver damage and addiction.

Water (2 cups):

  • No significant nutritional value


  • Water is essential for hydration and helps maintain proper bodily functions, including temperature regulation, digestion, and nutrient transportation.
  • Staying hydrated is important for overall health and well-being.

Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary based on factors such as the size and ripeness of the papayas, the specific brand of ingredients used, and any variations in the recipe. Additionally, the nutritional values for alcohol are based on typical values and may vary depending on the specific brand and proof of the rum used.


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