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The Ultimate Caribbean Rum Punch.

When most people think about the Caribbean (if you’ve never lived on the islands) one of the things which comes to mind is sipping on a cold glass of rum punch, decorated with slices of fresh fruit while sitting taking in the rays on white sandy beach (or a swim-up bar at an all-inclusive resort). Truth be told, rum punch is not as common a drink with locals as you would think. A more classic drink would be rum and coke or if you were in Cuba, a Mojito and if in Puerto Rico, it would be Piña Colada.

I’m going back to my “ultimate” series and in doing so, give you what I think is the perfect rum punch recipe.


You’ll Need…

1 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups grenadine syrup
2 cups rum (Caribbean rum)
1 cup coconut rum
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups orange juice
5-8 drops of Angostura bitters
dash nutmeg

Orange slices, for garnish
Pineapple slices, for garnish

Notes. The traditional way of making rum punch is to use a strong white rum, but I much prefer a dark rum as I love the undertones you get from it. If you don’t have Grenadine, use a simple syrup or if you have a cane juice syrup that would work well also. Be sure to add crushed  or cubed ice before serving.

The only real work here is to squeeze the limes for that freshly squeezed juice we need (you’ll need about 8 limes).  Basically all you have to do is add all the ingredients mentioned above into a large container, mix well and put in the fridge to chill.

If you’d like you can also add 1 cup of carbonated water to the mix before serving for that extra zing.  Then pour into your serving jug or punch bowl, add some ice and watch your guests hover around as they enjoy what is sure to be the ultimate rum punch. Remember to garnish with slices of orange to make everything look pretty. Speaking about punch bowl, I recall my mom had one and to this day I’ve never seen any punch in that thing. My dad used it for tossing receipts and other things from his pocket.. that’s where you’d also find our house keys as well.

Do remember this holiday season to partake in the beverages in moderation and NEVER drink and drive. BTW, you’ll get about 10 cups of rum punch from this recipe and more if you add the carbonated water and ice.

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30 Responses to “The Ultimate Caribbean Rum Punch.”

  1. Sherri says:

    I found this website a couple weeks ago while I was searching for something to bring to a tailgate party. This recipe didn’t disappoint and was a huge hit. Thank you for sharing these recipes. I’m trying the carrot punch next.

  2. Deborah Reed says:

    I made it for my birthday gathering, it was a hit. I had to make another batch and they were taking to go bottles home. I added mango juice and simple syrup.

  3. Jody says:

    Can’t find coconut rum. What is the malibu used for coconut rum?

  4. Drewsmom says:

    We were trying to recapture an amazing carribean beach vacation….the punch was amazing! Thanks so much for posting!

  5. Toya says:

    What a great recipe! Taste delicious – will definitely make again :)

  6. Lisa says:

    Fabulous that is the sum of it, this punch stole the show at a pool party I attended a week ago everyone loved it. Thanks for the recipe. Will definetly make again this summer.

  7. Cheryl says:

    Made this punch as a celebratory drink for the crew when successfully completing a sailing race. I varied the recipe a bit by only adding 1/2 cup grenadine syrup, as I feel its strong flavor tends to overwhelm drinks. Completely left out the bitters, although may try it next time. Everyone loved it! Great recipe, and does pack quite a punch!

  8. Stacey says:

    Hey Chris,
    I made this for my 50th birthday party & may I say it was a hit. Had to make it twice in one night. Guest were taking this stuff home in their water bottles!!!
    Great party beverage.
    Thank for the recipe.

  9. Ebony says:

    This is a great recipe!!! The punch is fabulous!! Going to make this for my Christmas party!!!

    • vincent. calderon says:

      Made tis rum punch during the summer holidays for my x3 sons and their wives,need I say more went down a treat they can’t wait to visit me next summer.They will be most disappointed as I shall be out of the country visiting St.Lucia they will have to make their own.

  10. Sandy Chester says:

    I will be trying this out on November 15th. Will return with reviews from others who tries it.

  11. Marie Dyer says:

    thanks for this recipe, I will be trying it shortly


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