In a short cocktail glass, mix together rum, lime juice, sugar, and water. Add ice cubes and stir. Adjust amount of lime and sugar to taste. Rum is a liquor made from sugar cane juice, fermented and distilled. It is common in the West Indies, when you order a simple punch, to be served a tray bearing icefilled glasses, a bottle of rum, some cutup limes, and a bowl of raw sugar. Everyone makes his or her own cocktail to taste.
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