There’s nothing nicer on a hot day than a big bowl of rum punch. When you’re just too lazy to fiddle about making mixed drinks for your guests, prepare a bowl of Tropical Rum Punch and then just lay back and relax.
As with all alcoholic punches, the secret is in properly marinating the fruit. If there’s no fruit in your glass, it’s not a punch. So, take the time to let your fruit soak in the alcohol for several hours before serving. You want it to be soft, and to have absorbed as much of the mixture as possible.
Another important factor is NOT putting ice in your punch bowl. It will melt quickly and dilute the drinks, making them thin and unappealing. Your punch should be kept in the fridge prior to serving to make sure it’s thoroughly chilled. If you need it to be colder, put an ice-cube each glass – never in the punch bowl.
Finally, feel free to experiment with other fruit juices. Our recipe for Tropical Rum Punch includes guava juice, as much for appearance as flavour. You get a lovely pink colour rather than the dirty-brown you sometimes end up with when you use orange juice and dark rum.
Let us know at liquor online if you come up with your own spin on a Tropical Rum Punch recipe.
- 400ml Gold Rum
- 320ml Passion fruit juice concentrate
- 240ml Mango juice
- 240ml Guava juice
- 240ml Pineapple juice
- 45ml Lime juice
- 1 Pineapple
- 1 lb Strawberries
- Pour all liquid ingredients into a large punch bowl.
- Prepare the concentrate in accordance with the instructions on the can and add to the punch bowl.
- Remove the skin from half the pineapple and cut into small squares.
- Slice the strawberries in half and remove stems and cores.
- Place the fruit in the punch mixture.
- Allow to soak in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
- Slice the other half of the pineapple and quarter each slice, leaving the skin on.
- Cut a slit in each pineapple quarter and arrange around the rim of the punch bowl.
- Punch bowl
- Punch glasses
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
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