Rum punch

There are many recipes for rum punch, but they all have one thing in common: rum. This spirit has been around for centuries, and its popularity has only grown in recent years.

The origin of rum is unclear, but it is thought to have originated in the Caribbean. The first recorded mention of rum was in 1651, and it was being produced in the West Indies by the 1660s. Rum quickly became the drink of choice for sailors, as it was cheap and available.

Sailors would often make their own rum by mixing water, sugar, and molasses with rum. This mixture, known as grog, was often drunk to help ward off scurvy.


When making rum punch, it's important to balance the flavors. Start by mixing fruit juices and syrups together to create a base for your punch. Then, add a light rum for a smooth flavor, followed by a dark rum for a deeper flavor. Finally, finish your punch off with a bit of ginger beer or sparkling water for a refreshing finish. Don't forget to garnish with tropical fruit slices to add a festive touch. To make sure your rum punch is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, make sure to taste it as you go and adjust the flavors as needed.

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Jamaican Rum Punch

  • orange juice
  • pineapple juice
  • rum
  • grenadine
  • lime juice
  • maraschino cherry
  • pineapple wedge

Rum Punch

  • passion fruit sorbet
  • white rum
  • nutmeg
  • orange juice concentrate
  • pineapple juice concentrate
  • grenadine
  • water
  • lime juice
  • rum
  • ice

Rum Punch

  • lime juice
  • spiced rum
  • white rum
  • orange juice
  • pineapple juice
  • grenadine syrup
  • lime orange

Berry Rum Punch

  • ice
  • soda water
  • coconut rum
  • lime juice
  • light rum
  • maple syrup
  • strawberry
  • berry

The Modern's Long Rum Punch Recipe

  • Earl Grey Syrup
  • cocktail
  • sugar
  • loose leaf earl grey tea
  • water
  • earl grey syrup
  • Cocktail
  • lemon
  • fever tree bitter lemon soda
  • apricot liqueur
  • earl grey syrup
  • rum
  • orange bitter
  • lemon juice

Rum Punch

  • lime wheel
  • nutmeg
  • rum
  • lime juice
  • sugar
  • angostura bitter

Ingredient Breakdown

lime juice
maple syrup
white rum
orange juice
lemon juice
pineapple juice
light rum
angostura bitter
spiced rum
earl grey syrup
barbados dark rum
maraschino cherry
pineapple wedge
red wine
red orange
triple sec
ginger ale
cranberry juice
hard cider
sweet vermouth
hard apple cider
red apple
3x1 orange zest
passion fruit sorbet
orange juice concentrate
pineapple juice concentrate
grenadine syrup
lime orange
soda water
coconut rum
grapefruit juice
blood orange
luxardo maraschino liqueur
peychaud bitter
fever tree bitter lemon soda
apricot liqueur
loose leaf earl grey tea
orange bitter
lime wheel
dark rum


Staple Ingredients

  • lime juice 62%

Rarey Ingredients

  • maple syrup 38%