Rum Punch
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Rum Punch
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Rating

4.29 / 5
Rum Punch is a vibrant and tropical cocktail that traditionally encapsulates the spirit of Caribbean festivities. The classic cocktail balances the sharpness of fresh lime juice with the sweetness of ... more Rum Punch is a vibrant and tropical cocktail that traditionally encapsulates the spirit of Caribbean festivities. The classic cocktail balances the sharpness of fresh lime juice with the sweetness of sugar syrup, while the overproof rum provides a robust and warming backbone to the drink. A touch of Angostura bitters adds a complexity of flavor, introducing a subtle, herbal undertone which complements the overall sweetness of the punch. Typically served in a highball glass, Rum Punch is often garnished with elements like a pineapple wedge, leaf, and a cherry, giving it an attractive and festive look that beckons the laid-back vibe of a tropical getaway.
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Overproof rum
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Cocktail cherry, pineapple
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20% | 2.72 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
Dash Dash Dash
67.5ml 2.3oz 6.8cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Rum Punch is a celebratory meld of sweetness, acidity, and Caribbean heat that tastes like a beach vacation in a glass. The harmonious balance between the zesty lime juice and the rich sugar syrup complements the fiery kick of the overproof rum, while the Angostura bitters lend a nuanced depth that intrigues the palate.

Method
How to make a Rum Punch

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients, along with 85ml (two-thirds of a cup) of water into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a pineapple wedge, a pineapple leaf and a cherry, and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

GARNISHING_TIPS

What is the ideal garnish for a Rum Punch cocktail?

A typical garnish for a Rum Punch cocktail includes a lime wheel, an orange slice, or a maraschino cherry. Fresh grated nutmeg on top is also a popular choice to enhance the drink's flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

Can you adjust the alcohol content in a Rum Punch?

Yes, the alcohol content in a Rum Punch can be adjusted according to personal preference. You can use less overproof rum for a milder cocktail or add more for a stronger drink. Additionally, adjusting the amounts of lime juice and sugar syrup can help balance the punch.

FAQ

What is the significance of Angostura Bitters in a Rum Punch?

Angostura Bitters play a crucial role in balancing the sweet and sour components of the cocktail, adding a layer of complexity and enhancing the overall flavor profile. It introduces a subtle array of spices that complements the robustness of the rum and the citrusy tang of the lime.

FAQ

How do you properly serve a Rum Punch?

Rum Punch is best served cold in a highball glass. It is traditionally shaken to properly mix the ingredients and then poured over ice. Garnishing appropriately adds to the visual appeal and taste of the drink.

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Is Rum Punch suitable for batch preparation?

Absolutely! Rum Punch is an excellent choice for batch preparation, making it a favorite for parties and large gatherings. Its ingredients can easily be multiplied to serve a crowd without compromising on taste. Ensure to maintain the proportions for consistency and serve it chilled for the best experience.

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