This is such a tasty treat. We made up a batch of this Caribbean Rum Punch recently for our Memorial Day Weekend, and we liked it so much we made it again! It's such an easy recipe to make, and it makes an entire pitcher so there's plenty to enjoy (or share, if you are feeling generous).
Caribbean Rum Punch
1 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups grenadine syrup
2 cups rum
2 cups coconut rum
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups orange juice
10-15 drops Angostura bitters
- Slice and squeeze limes. You will need at least 8 limes to reach the cup of lime juice that you need. This is the only real work involved in making this drink. :)
2. Pour all ingredients into a large pitcher, and stir well.
3. Refrigerate before serving.
You may substitute a simple syrup for the grenadine, but it won't have the pretty red color. I have seen rum punch prepared both ways, but my personal preference is to use grenadine.
The bitters are the secret (and key) ingredient here. And despite what the name might suggest, it isn't bitter at all. It is spicy and delicious, and you can tell a huge difference if you mistakenly leave it out. We like to add a little extra. Prepare to your taste.