This fresh and fruity rum punch recipe is made with three types of fruit juice and coconut rum. Perfect for entertaining!
When it comes to entertaining, I love serving big batch cocktails that I can prepare ahead of time. Depending on the size of the group, guests can either serve themselves or I can simply pour them a glass as they arrive.
Rum punches are always a crowd-pleaser: fresh, fruity and easy to drink, I love pairing various types of rum with fruit juices to create an easy make-ahead cocktail.
Prepping ahead a rum cocktail:
If you’re looking to prepare this for your next party or event you can prepare it up to one day in advance.
For this particular Caribbean Rum Punch, I mix together pineapple, orange and lime juice with two types of rum: light and coconut-infused.
Can I Use Any Type of Rum for this? Absolutely! Any type of rum works. I’ve tried this recipe with light, dark, spiced and coconut and they all work great. Use whatever you have on hand.
Since pineapple and orange juice are on the sweeter side, I like to add the juice of at least one lime to balance with a bit of acidity. Lemon juice works well too if you don’t have limes on hand.
In addition to fruit juice, I add in a bit of grenadine for both flavor and color.
What is Grenadine?
Grenadine is a commonly used, non-alcoholic bar syrup, characterized by a flavor that is both tart and sweet, and by a deep red color. It is popular as an ingredient in cocktails, both for its flavor and to give a reddish or pink tint to mixed drinks.
To serve, simply pour over ice and garnish with any fruit pieces you have on hand. A maraschino cherry would be cute too.
What are Other Make-Ahead Cocktail Recipes? A few of my favorites include:
- 5-Ingredient Spanish Sangria
- Blueberry Vodka Lemonade
- White Wine Ginger Sangria
- Pomegranate Moscow Mule
Can I Make This Caribbean Punch Non-Alcoholic? Absolutely! It would be delicious with club soda in lieu of the rum.
What are your favorite make-ahead cocktail recipes? I’d love to hear from you.
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Caribbean Rum Punch Cocktail
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 lime (juiced)
- 1/2 cup grenadine
- 1/2 cup light rum
- 1/2 cup coconut rum
- Place all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Serve over crushed ice.