The Best Rum Party Punch Recipes to Get Your Party Started
In our opinion, a party without a big bowl of rum punch quite simply isn’t a party. Well, it’s not a party we’d like to be invited to, at any rate. Rum punch - made properly - is undiluted joy in a bowl. It’s the heart and soul of a gathering, and boasts the kind of sunny, laid-back, satisfying flavours nobody is able to resist. One sip, and you’re immediately transported to the white sand beaches of some far-flung Caribbean island, where the pace of life is blissfully slow, and the sea is as warm and welcoming as it is beautifully turquoise and tranquil.
In our opinion, a party without a big bowl of rum punch quite simply isn’t a party. Well, it’s not a party we’d like to be invited to, at any rate. Rum punch - made properly - is undiluted joy in a bowl. It’s the heart and soul of a gathering, and boasts the kind of sunny, laid-back, satisfying flavors nobody is able to resist.
There’s something brilliantly casual about serving it in a big bowl, too - no formality, no etiquette, no worrying about who wants what - just a place when people can help themselves to a sweet and heady boozy treat.
If you thought that rum punch was a drink without much variety involved, think again. We’ve put together five brilliant rum party punch recipes, each inspired by the classic, but taken off in different directions and referencing different delicious flavors.
There’s sure to be one recipe in here that ticks all the right boxes for you and your taste buds… so give them a try, and start preparing your next party with this tasty and irresistible secret weapon up your sleeve!
The Jamaican Rum Punch
Jamaica is exactly the kind of place we all think of when it comes to rum punch, and this beautiful Caribbean island has long since perfected their own take on the classic. Jamaicans love deep and fruity flavours, and this punch recipe certainly packs in plenty of those!
2.5 cups pineapple juice
2.5 cups of orange juice
1 cup white rum
0.5 cup dark rum
0.5 cup coconut rum
¼ cup fresh lime juice
3 tbsp grenadine syrup
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
Take out your best punch bowl, and pour in each of the liquid ingredients in turn. Finish by floating the fruit slices in the punch, and chuck in some ice if it’s a particularly hot day. Delicious!
The Pineapple Ginger Dream Punch
Ginger beer - the spicy Jamaican kind - is the perfect ingredient for a rum punch that really delivers a bang when it comes to flavour. Refreshing, packed with mouthwatering components, and pretty close to a tried-and-tested classic from Kingstown, this punch is sure to get people dancing!
⅔ cup pineapple and coconut juice
¼ cup gold rum
3 tbsp lime juice
⅓ Jamaican-style ginger ale
Pineapple wedges to serve
Lime wedges to serve
Add the pineapple and coconut juice to a pitcher, followed by the lime juice and rum. Fill two glasses with ice cubes, then split the rum between them. Top up with sparkling ginger beer to give it a fiery kick. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a lime wedge on the rim of the glass, and enjoy!
The Boston Punch
This is a slightly fancier rum punch, that pays homage to the history of rum production found in the city of Boston. For this punch, you need to first prep a simple homemade lemonade (which is always going to be a thousand miles better than the shop-bought stuff!), and it should be served with cracked ice in a pint glass. Classy!
2 oz Jamaican rum
Half a strawberry
1 orange slice
Homemade Lemonade (see recipe below)
To make the Lemonade
Peel of 6 lemons
6 oz lemon juice
24 oz water
¾ cup demerara sugar
Muddle together the lemon peels and the sugar, then leave to stand for any hour to let the oils express themselves and provide a real hit of citrus flavour. Once the time has passed, add the remaining ingredients, and stir to dissolve the sugar. Leave in the fridge to chill.
To make the punch
Fill a shaker with cracked ice. Add the rum, followed by the lemonade. Shake, then pour (unstrained) into a pint glass. Add some freshly grated nutmeg, half a strawberry, and an orange slice garnish.
The Bajan Negroni
Love negronis? Love punch? Then you’re going to absolutely adore this Caribbean twist on the Italian classic cocktail. Those spicy-sweet flavours and hit of rum come together beautifully on the palate, and when served in a beautiful Brumate stemless glass or tumbler, you can be sure you’ve got a truly refreshing and stylish drink on your hands! This is a sophisticated take that combines the best of both worlds, and it’s one of the best rum punch recipes you’ll see all year. You can thank us later!
15 oz Campari
10 oz your choice of rum
30 whole cloves
2.5 oz honey
Squeeze out your ten lemons, then combine the juices with the 30 cloves in a plastic container, and stick it in your freezer. While that’s freezing to a slushy consistency, combine all of the other ingredients in a punch bowl, then remove the lemon ice slush from the freezer, and mix into the bowl. Heaven!
Peach Tea Rum
Looking to truly impress your guests with your inventiveness and flawless taste in cocktails? This rum punch leans a bit more on the complicated side, but the time and effort put into making it is more than paid off by the amazing flavor that will result. This is a truly sophisticated punch cocktail, which brings together the elegant flavors of peach tea with those rum punch notes we all know and love. Trust us - your guests will be begging for the recipe before the party’s over!
For the Punch
5 oz cognac
2.5 oz dark rum
2.5 oz white rum
2.5 oz peach liqueur
7.5 oz black tea syrup (see recipe below)
5 oz lemon juice
3.5 oz simple sugar syrup
5 oz lemonade
Soda water, to finish
For the Black Tea Syrup
2 classic black tea bags (English Breakfast is best)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
To make the Syrup
Take your two tea bags, and steep them in boiling water for 5 minutes to make a strong black tea. Remove the tea bags, and tip in the sugar, before stirring well to deserve. Allow to cool completely before adding it to the punch.
To make the Punch
Take a quart-sized container and pour in the cognac, the rums, the black tea syrup, the peach liqueur, the lemon juice, the lemonade, and the simple syrup. Stir gently to mix.
For an individual serving, take a large wine glass, and fill with ice and a lemon wheel. Fill the glass ¾ full with the rum punch, then top with soda water. Gently roll the glass to incorporate the soda, and enjoy!
Wow - these rum punch recipes really show how much variety there is when it comes to this most delicious and sociable of cocktails! Your guests are going to be smiling from ear to ear when you bring these out for sharing, and there’s little doubt your party will be going off with a bang shortly after they’re poured. For more great drink accessories, and glasses which have been designed to keep your punch nice and refreshingly cold, be sure to check out Brumate’s fantastic range of products!
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