Rum Punch Recipe


Rum Punch has become a classic cocktail that will instantly make you like your on vacation. Rum and fruit juices come together to create a flavorful and beautiful rum punch recipe.

One sip of this Rum Punch and you'll be transport to tropical paradise! #rum #punch #cocktail #recipe

Rum Punch Recipe:

I had every intention of having my list of 2014 goals / resolutions ready for today. However, it just didn’t happen.

I have a pretty good list going, but I don’t think it’s something I want to rush. So, instead of sharing my goals with you today, I thought we could do a cocktail recipe for this Rum Punch.  Kind of the same thing, eh?

One sip of this Rum Punch and you'll be transport to tropical paradise! #rum #punch #cocktail #recipe

Last year around this time I was preparing to head off on my first cruise. Remembering that fun time with my friends, I thought today’s cocktail could double as a little #FlashbackFriday.

And since there are no cruises for me in the near future, I figured a boy could dream and savor the flavors of a fabulous Caribbean vacation. Right?

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Today I’m showing you how to make a classic Rum Punch. It’s a fairly basic drink, but the flavors have a somewhat magical power that instantly transports you to a tropical island where the sun in shining, the water is crystal clear, and the drinks are flowing.

After temperatures in the negatives this week, I think a little sunshine in a glass would be most welcome.

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What is in Rum Punch?

As you can imagine there are many different rum punch recipes. However, I found that must rum punches include:

  • pineapple juice
  • orange juice
  • grenadine
  • rum (obviously!)

For my recipe, I used two different rums: dark rum and coconut rum. I feel the addition of coconut rum really gives it that tropical beachy flavor!

Beyond the flavor, one of my favorite things about this cocktail is the happiness-inducing color.

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The ombre effect comes from the grenadine which sinks to the bottom and a little bit of dark rum which floats on the top. Isn’t it beautiful?

Let’s mix one up.

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Although this Rum Punch looks gorgeous, I like to give it a little stir to get everything all mixed up before sipping the day way.

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Cheers to this delicious and tropical rum punch recipe!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! See you back here on Monday! Oh, and I’m attempting my first pie this weekend. Wish me luck and stay tuned for the recipe next week.

Classic Rum Punch Recipe:

Rum Punch

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rum punch, cocktail, rum, punch
Servings: 1 cocktail
Prep Time 4 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Rum Punch has become a classic cocktail that will instantly make you like your on vacation. Rum and fruit juices come together to create a flavorful and beautiful rum punch recipe.


  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce dark rum - plus 1/2 ounce to splash on top
  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • splash of grenadine
  • lime slice for garnish


  • In a glass, pour in the pineapple juice, orange juice, 1 ounce dark rum, and 1 ounce coconut rum. Gently stir.
  • Then slowly pour in a splash of grenadine. The grenadine will sink to the bottom giving you that gorgeous coloring.
  • Then, add 1/2 ounce of the dark rum to the top.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime and float away into a tropical paradise.


Nutrition Facts

Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 228mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 118IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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  • Donna Pearson at

    I just love this classic recipe. So delicious! Thank you!!

  • Andrea at

    Do you think it would effect the flavor if i used white rum instead of dark?? Just trying to find recipes to know off the top of my head for the stuff i usually have in the pantry 😁 #collegebudget #learningaboutmixology lol

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It will slightly, but I think you’ll be totally fine. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Bev at

    Looks delicious! Would this cocktail work in big batches in a drink dispenser or punch bowl?

  • Megan at

    I have a golf tournament coming up and I would like to make this but I see this recipe is only for one drink at a time. Do you have a recipe that I could use on a larger scale?


  • Joann at

    You are so right that these colors have a total happiness effect! I’m pinning now and can’t wait to give this a try next time we entertain.

  • beth g. at

    thank you! when we were in New Orleans back in 2011, I thoroughly enjoyed the rum punch in a club called the cat’s meow! soo good! im gonna whip this up tonight! thanks!

  • Nadine at

    Absolutely perfect for a “escape the winter” cocktail party!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Exactly. Close your eyes and sip away. You’ll be transported instantly.

      xo Michael

  • Nikki @ Tikkido at

    Gorgeous, and that sounds amazingly tasty with the grenadine. I had a fabulous rum punch in Penzance (served to me by people in, yes, pirate costumes) at the Golowan festival. They said their secret was in making a simple syrup infused with spices. Alas, I have yet to recreate the right blend of spices, but it’s an effort I’m willing to pursue. 😉

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The grenadine adds great flavor and color. The spiced simple syrup sounds fabulous! You’ll have to let me know if you come up with the right combo. I’d love to give it a try.

      xo Michael

  • Becky at

    Hello, I agree with all that you spoke about above…But One thing I am thinking a pitcher of these and some friends and a good movie would be a good start to a Saturday evening…lol Just Saying… Thanks for sharing this I was just wondering where I could find this recipe,. By the way, we went a cruise with 30 other people from our home town area, and we all sure enjoyed the Miami Vice, Blended drinks…Half Pina-Colada and Half Strawberry Daiquirí poured into a glass at the sametime…so you need to blenders..See, you need a friend to make and share these with…

    • Ray jay at

      Nice I like

  • girlfromwva at

    Love your fancy shirt! 🙂 good luck making your pie: can’t wait to see it finished.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’ll take all the luck I can get. It should be interesting (but hopefully delicious)!!

      xo Michael

  • Maralyn Woods at

    I love it that your plaid shirt totally matches the drinks. I want to adopt you and Nate Berkus. We’ll have great parties with amazing food and drinks in our well put together home. LOL

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. That sounds like a plan to me!

      xo Michael

    • Ray jay at

      Hi I like that

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