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 cocktail 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?
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.
Classic Rum Punch Recipe:
makes one cocktail
Here's what you'll need:
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. A cute straw helps, too.
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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.