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.
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?
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?
Rum Punch Recipe:
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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:
- 3 ounces of pineapple juice
- 2 ounces of 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.