Tropical Rum Punch




Word on the street is, it’s National Rum day. Soooo in honor of the day, I made Tropical Rum Punch. As if the color wasn’t eye catching enough, the FLAVORS in this cocktail are unreal. With notes of citrus and the pineapple this cocktail is sure to transport you to your favorite tropical destination.

It’s also a great cocktail to make when hosting. You can double the measurements to serve a party. Oh the times I remember chugging Rum Punch at the parties in college lol #memories. Rum punch was our go-to in college. As it was affordable, flavorful and snuck up on you without tasting TOO strong.

What you’ll need to make this Rum Punch

Rum– it wouldn’t be rum punch without the rum. I used Bacardi. You can also play around with Malibu Coconut Rum or even spiced Rum.
Organic Orange Pineapple Juice These two are a match made. Giving all the tropical feels.
Fresh citrus – orange and lime slices not only brighten up the look of the punch it also enhances the flavor adding some fun sweet and sour notes to the mix.
Fresh Mint– y’all should know by now, I LOVE pretty drinks. Fresh mint is always a great garnish for cocktails. And the cooling effect pairs great with citrus flavors
Fresh Limes– Not only does the tanginess of the lime juice add flavor and bring everything together, slicing up the lime makes for a great garnish.
Grenadine- I used this strictly for the sunset vibes lol. This sugary syrup will help sweeten up your drink. It’s also high in sugar which causes the color to float straight to the bottom creating a beautiful sunset effect.
Frozen Pineapple- I added frozen pineapple to add some additional sweetness and also help with cooling the cocktail without making it watery.
Simple Syrup– This is optional but I added this to sweeten things up.


How to make it-

Combine fruit juices, rum, and grenadine syrup. Add in fresh citrus slices, lime juice, and frozen pineapple. Mix it until it’s well combined. pour into individual glasses and top with additional grenadine and a lime wheel and enjoy. SO easy.

You can easily make this cocktail into a mocktail by opting out of the rum. It Is still delicious and super flavorful.

Other delicious cocktail recipes

Frozen Strawberry Mango Margarita
Mango Mocktail Mojito
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Rum Punch

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 3

Equipment

  • Carafe or Pitcher I used a 34 oz carafe from Ikea

Ingredients
  

  • 3 1/2 cups Orange Pineapple juice
  • 3.5 oz Rum adjust based on how strong you want it
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz grenadine
  • 1-2 limes juice
  • frozen pineapple chunks
  • citrus slices

For Garnish individual glasses

  • 2 tbsp grenadine
  • crushed ice
  • lime wheels
  • mint

Instructions
 

  • In a pitcher, add in pineapple orange juice, orange juice, rum and stir with a bar spoon. Then add in grenadine, citrus slices, frozen pineapple & lime juice and stir. Adjust flavors to your liking. Allow to chill before serving.
  • To Assemble- Pour punch into a glass. Add in crushed ice and 1 tbsp of grenadine. The grenadine will float to the bottom for a beautiful sunset effect.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel, and mint. Repeat for each serving and enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to play with the flavors of this cocktail. Get creative. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. Use my recipe as a guide. If you like your drinks sweeter, add more syrup. If you like it stronger… add more rum. 
If you want to make this into a mocktail opt out of the rum and add Ginger ale, ginger beer or Sprite to give it a little razzle dazzle.
Note- if you can’t find Orange Pineapple juice you can combine pineapple juice and orange juice. 
Xoxo, Cheers!
Keyword Cocktail, Rum Cocktail

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