This tropical rum punch recipe is a Caribbean signature drink. It will transport you to your favorite island destination spot! We’re sharing all the details on how to make a rum punch cocktail and it’s easier than you think. This recipe uses fresh-squeezed juices and two varieties of rum.
When we were in Turks and Caicos this past Christmas we learned how to make the Island’s signature drink recipe -a Rum Punch. We made them a few times every day in our villa and ordered some when we hung out on the beach.
I fell in love with the beauty of this cocktail and the tropical fruity flavor. It’s made with fresh pineapple juice, orange juice, two types of rum, and some grenadine to get the beautiful color.
To make this we used a local Turks and Caicos rum we packed as a souvenir from vacation. It really took me back to that stunning beach, however, I think all rum drinks remind me of a tropical beach.
Until we reunite I’ll just keep making my Rum Punch and reminisce about the white sand. Read more for the recipe…
How To Make Turks And Caicos Rum Punch
This recipe is simple to make and uses fresh citrus juice.
- Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds.
- Next, strain over a glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with an orange slice and a cocktail umbrella.
Frequently Asked Questions
Rum punch is a cocktail made from rum (dark, light or coconut) and fresh juice like pineapple juice, orange juice, and lime. It’s tropical and perfect for summer.
When you mix spirits and fresh fruit juice they will work together to preserve the juice. You can make this drink ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for 5 days. Add the ice when you’re ready to serve.
Yes, it should be refrigerated and served chilled.
Where did Rum Punch Originate From?
The word punch comes from Sanskrit, meaning ‘five’, and was made with five ingredients; alcohol, lemon, sugar, water, and spices.
The drink was brought to England from India by sailors, in the 17th century. It later made its way over to the Caribbean and became the drink we now know as Rum Punch! It’s traveled and it’s all the tastier for it!
When to Serve Rum Punch
This drink is great for sunny, summer occasions! Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy a classic rum punch:
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- 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz gold rum
- 1 oz white rum
- 1/4 oz grenadine and lime to garnish
- Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with an orange slice and an umbrella.