While on vacation in the Caribbean I was bombarded with Rum Punch. The go to drink for every restaurant, day cruise, and beach waiter was Rum Punch. I had a few of them over the course of my honeymoon and I noticed that none of them tasted the same. I asked the bartender at my hotel how to make it. He then blurted out a quick phrase. 1 of sour, 2 of sweet, 3 of strong and 4 of weak. I then asked what is the sour, sweet, strong and weak. He then said you can use anything that you want as long as it fits the category. I finally figured out why every single rum punch tasted differently. After a few drinks I determined his mixers. For sour he used lime juice. For sweet he used simple syrup. For strong he used bounty rum. For weak he used a mixture of pineapple and orange juice. He then added a few little other additions to make his a tad bit tastier. A few more cocktails later and I had it. Here is the perfect Rum Punch Cocktail.
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1 1/2 oz light rum
- 2 oz orange juice
- splash grenadine
- 2 dashed bitters
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Combine all of the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into the rocks glass.
Garnish with a lime and/or a cherry.
This is the perfect cocktail for spring as it brings you right to the islands.