Sweet pineapple juice, tangy orange juice, and our very own Beeble Honey Rum is a match made in heaven (if we say so ourselves).
Rum punch is a renowned Caribbean concoction that adds a tropical twist to a fruit punch. It makes for the summer party drink - quick to prepare and dangerously easy to drink...
The History of The Rum Punch
It is uncertain who actually made the first rum punch cocktail but its thought that the drink first arrived at the British shores from India during the British East Indian Trade in the 17th century, making it one of the oldest cocktails in history.
British sailors drunk a lot on their long voyages from Britain to South East Asia and eventually the beer and wine they had brought with them to last, ran out. Quickly, the sailors came up with the idea to create a drink made from ingredients that were available to them in India. This included arrack, spices and lemon. A little later down the line Jamaican rum was replaced with the arrack to make what we now known as a "Caribbean Rum Punch".
A scene on board an East Indiaman Sailing Ship (A Heavy Lurch at Sea, Rowlandson)
A Beeble Rum Punch
The native fruits found in traditional rum punches, like orange and pineapple, provide a natural sweetness which is the perfect match to our Beeble Honey Rum.
A Beeble Top Tip! If you’re using lots of ice and you find that your drink is getting too diluted, try replacing some of the ice with frozen pineapple chunks, mango chunks, or berries. This will ensure your drink keeps cool without adding too much water.
Ingredients (for 10 glasses or 1 pitcher)
Some ingredients, such as fruit juice, can be changed up to suit your tastes, although you can’t go wrong with traditional rum punch recipe.
- 250 ml Beeble Honey Rum
- 125 ml Lime Juice
- 125 ml Papaya Juice
- 250 ml Pineapple Juice
- 250 ml Orange Juice
- 250 ml Grenadine Syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon Angostura Aromatic Bitters
- Pineapple slices to garnish
- Mix together and to sit in the fridge for 30-40 minutes
- Pour into a chilled glassed
- Garnish with orange segments, pineapple and/or maraschino cherries
- Serve immediately