Three Rum Punches To Learn By Heart (Or At Least Print Out)

How To Chill Harder is a series on making magic out of simple things to get the most of your chill time. 
#1: Refreshing Rum Punch

Some rum punches are too sweet to commit to. Not this one. It's light, tart, and fresh ("hydrating" even). It is the rum punch to have when you're having more than one.

Let's Get Mixing:
In a 16 oz. pint glass full of crushed ice combine...
  • Two ounces good white rum
  • Juice of half a *juicy* lime
  • A splash each of pineapple, cranberry, and orange juices
  • Fill up the rest of the way with Seltzer water
  • Garnish with lime and orange wheels  
Pro Tip: For an added flavor and bite add a splash of ginger beer. 

 

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#2: Rum 'One-Two' Punch 

The Long Island Ice Tea of Rum Punches, this one is for professionals only. A great first drink, especially with fatty, spicy snacks. 

Let's Get Mixing:
In a 10 oz. Highball or Collins Glass filled with crushed ice combine...
  • One ounce coconut rum
  • One ounce white rum
  • One ounce triple sec
  • Two ounces fruit punch
  • A splash each of grenadine and Roses lime juice
  • Give your drink so far a good mix; then top with a dark rum float and garnish with a few maraschino cherries   
Pro Tip: Take this cocktail to new heights by swapping regular maraschino cherries with higher quality, rum soaked cherries. 

 

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#3: Frozen Rum Punch 
For when you've overdone it on Strawberry Daiquiris and Pina Coladas but you're not done with frozen drinks. 

 

Let's Get Mixing:

  • Ahead of time freeze up a few trays of fruit juice ice cubes; one each of pineapple, cranberry, and orange juices
  • Fill your blender 3/4 of the way with a mix of all three pre-made cubes (top off with plain ice if needed)
  • Using the top of your ice as a guide fill up 1/3 of the way with a mix of coconut and white rums
  • Fill the rest of the way with a mix of pineapple, cranberry, and orange juices
  • Blend until smooth
  • Top with a good drizzle of dark rum or grenadine (or both!) and a few maraschino cherries  
Pro Tip: Start with 3/4 pitcher of ice (as above); add more as you blend until the texture is just how YOU like it.

1 comment

  • Love it!! Cheers!

    Meg

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