Today is National Rum Punch Day!

Looking to quench your thirst at a late night party? Perhaps have a desire to reminisce about the fun you had over the summer? National Rum Punch Day is THE day to serve up this tasty Bermuda beverage at your restaurant or bar. According to Wikipedia, Bajan (Barbadian) Rum Punch is one of the oldest rum punches and has a simple recipe enshrined in a national rhyme: “‘One of Sour, Two of Sweet, Three of Strong, Four of Weak.’ That is: one part lime juice, two parts sweetener, three parts rum (preferably Barbados), and four parts water. It is served with a dash or two of Angostura bitters and nutmeg.” It’s the perfect drink to get the party started!

For all you Food Network fanatics, serve up this Bobby Flay recipe for Rum Punch tonight, but put your own spin on it! For example, instead of the Pineapple Juice try Peach or Cranberry Juice. Be creative- it’s hard to get a recipe for Rum Punch wrong!

Rum Punch

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups grenadine syrup
  • 2 cups Jamaican white rum
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple juice
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg, optional
  • Orange slices, for garnish
  • Pineapple slices, for garnish
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher or punch bowl. Chill in your True Reach-In Refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with orange or pineapple slices.

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