Bring the flavors of the tropics home to the mainland with this delicious Caribbean Rum Punch. Also known as Jamaican rum punch or Rum Runners, this fruity cocktail is strong yet deceptively smooth without an overpowering flavor of alcohol.
The Caribbean is my favorite retreat and it’s known for its white sandy beaches but also for its variety of rums. If you can imagine it, there is probably a rum in that flavor – dark, spiced, or flavored. I mean flavored with everything from molasses to bananas, there’s a rum that will suit your needs.
This recipe uses dark rum, light (plain) rum, and coconut rum. You can add or change the rum flavors to suit your tastes, but this is the classic rum punch recipe. I prefer my drinks over the rocks but you can certainly blend this with ice and make it a frozen drink as well.
If you prefer your drink to be a little sweeter, you can add extra grenadine. For a hint of extra orange flavor, add a jigger or two of triple sec.
Although this drink has its roots in the tropics, it’s still a great cocktail for sipping poolside on a hot summer’s day. In fact, these are so quick and easy to prepare that we’ve even mixed it up ahead of time and packaged it back into the orange juice jugs and brought it on a girls’ weekend trip. They taste just as good from a red solo cup as they do from a fancy glass. ;)
You don’t need a Caribbean cruise, or even an airline ticket to enjoy these drinks. These drinks, also called Bahama Mamma and rum runners are the perfect complement to any Caribbean themed party.
How is Rum Made?
Rum is made primarily from sugarcane molasses during a process called distillation.
Is Rum Gluten-free?
Yes and No.
Pure, distilled rum is considered gluten-free. However, there can be some hidden gluten in rums that add flavorings, spices, or other additives after distillation. It’s always best to read the label or check with the manufacturer to find which brand is best for you.
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Caribbean Rum Punch
- 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 2 1/2 cups orange juice
- 1 cup rum
- 1/2 cup dark rum
- 1/4 cup coconut rum
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons grenadine syrup
- 4 cups ice
- Stir all the ingredients together in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
- Serve over ice or blend with ice and enjoy!
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy, and is sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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