There's nothing quite like a fruity Caribbean rum punch when relaxing on the beach or by the pool. Made with fresh lime, lemon, orange, and pineapple juice, it is refreshing and delicious, but not too sweet. By making our rum punch recipe with fresh fruit juices, there isn't any added sugar, which is a big plus in our book! Plus, the blend of juices with a splash of grenadine gives the punch a beautiful orangey-pink glow that we love. The flavor of our Caribbean rum punch is obviously fruity and the ideal summer cocktail. We love to garnish it with a slice of fruit and mini umbrella so you really feel like you're on vacation (even if you're not)!
Why you should juice fruit at home
- Taste. Anything fresh will taste better than anything that has been processed, and this goes for juice. Investing in a juicer, whether it be a simple handheld juicer or fancy machine juicer, will significantly improve this and every cocktail you make at home.
- Quality. Similar to taste, fresh juice will immediately put your cocktail ahead of one made with sugary, processed juice.
- Easy to store. We love buying fruit in bulk and juicing it all at once. This way, we don't have to clean the juicer all the time and we have fresh juice ready to go. We store it in labeled mason jars in the refrigerator.
- Cheaper. Who doesn't love to save money?! Most fruits that we juice for cocktails (lemons, limes, oranges) are reasonably priced and when you do the math on one serving of fresh juice versus store-bought, juicing at home is cheaper.
- Nutrients. Of course we had to put this in here. Fruit is loaded with vitamins and minerals, and even though you lose fiber when juicing, you retain most vitamins and minerals. Fresh fruit will have more nutrients than bottled juice because it's less processed. So we love using fresh juice in our cocktails because #nutrition.
Our recipe calls for orange, lemon, lime, and pineapple juices, with a splash of grenadine. This combination creates a fantastic cocktail that tastes like vacation!
Whatever you preference may be! You can use light or dark, or a flavored rum. We like the main sweetness to come from the juice so we use light or dark rum.
Absolutely. If you're buying juice from the store, we suggest you buy 100% fruit juice (it should say this somewhere on the label). Juices can be loaded with sugar and other ingredients so be sure to look at the ingredients label!
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Now that we've explained our reasoning for using fresh juice, we can get back to the cocktail. We recently went to Florida for a weekend and did some research on summer cocktails. There are so many delicious cocktails to enjoy when you're at the beach but we were inspired to create this take on a classic rum punch and it was perfect. This Caribbean rum punch is definitely a crowd pleaser and is great to make in bulk! Our recipe is light, fresh, and not too sweet.Print
Rum Punch Recipe
This is the perfect cocktail to enjoy on the beach (or when you want to feel like you're on the beach). The fresh fruit juices are really what make the cocktail so good. They also help the drink not be too sweet!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
- Category: Drinks
- 4 oz pineapple juice (fresh)
- 4 oz orange juice (fresh)
- 1 oz lime juice (fresh)
- ½ oz lemon juice (fresh)
- 2 oz rum (white or dark (or both))
- ½ oz grenadine (plus a drizzle)
- Mix all of the fresh juices, rum, and ½ oz grenadine in a shaker with ice.
- Strain over a glass and drizzle with grenadine.
- Garnish with an orange slice and drink umbrella and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 drink
- Calories: 305
- Sugar: 33
- Sodium: 20
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 40
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 2
- Cholesterol: 0
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