This rum punch made with Bacardi & Myers rum will transport you to the Caribbean! The rum is mixed with pineapple, pomegranate, lime, and orange juice for a tart and flavorful tropical explosion.
I’m such a sucker for plastic souvenir cups. I can’t help myself! When we travel somewhere that serves cocktails or punch in little cocktail buckets, you know we’re gonna get one to share! I love bringing those memories back into our everyday lives. I have a set of cups from Lion King on Broadway from 2018 that are going strong!
Anyway, those little rum buckets are the perfect way to bring those tropical vibes back home. Fill them with rum punch, stretch out in your lawn chair, and close your eyes.
If you don’t have a ridiculous little stash like I do, you buy cocktail buckets online! Otherwise, make a couple of big batches and set out your party cups. Or, for a more intimate get-together, try serving in a poco loco glass.
Ingredients for Rum Punch with Bacardi & Myers
The perfect rum punch relies on fruit and rum. You can add syrup for extra sweetness, but I prefer the fresh and tart flavors from 100% fruit juice.
Rum: I like using Bacardi white rum in this punch. It is light, clean, and smooth. Mix it with Myers dark rum to add a smooth, complex, and caramelly flavor. Together, they perfectly complement the tropical fruit juices.
Fruit Juices: Mix pineapple, pomegranate, lime, and orange juice for a tart and flavorful tropical explosion.
Garnishes: Garnish each glass with beautiful fruit. I placed a round lime slice on the rim and added a colorful reusable straw. Then, I topped it off with stem-on maraschino cherries loaded onto cocktail picks. Orange and pineapple slices also work great and complement the juices in the punch.
Make it sweeter: As is, this punch is tart and relies on natural sugar from the juices for sweetness. To add sweetness, add a splash of simple syrup to the single serving or ¼ cup to the pitcher.
Use grenadine: You can swap the pomegranate juice for grenadine. It will make the punch less tart and add sugar.
Make a Batch of Tropical Drinks
I’ve included instructions for a 2-quart batch of rum punch in the recipe card. You also double the batch recipe to make a gallon. Make as much as you need for your party.
Make a Non-alcoholic Rum Punch
To make a virgin rum punch or a rum punch mocktail, omit the rum! Serving this punch without the rum makes it a kid-friendly option.
Make it Ahead
Mix the juices a few hours ahead and store them in a lidded container in the fridge. Stir in the rum right before serving.
How to Serve Rum Punch
- Serve this tropical rum cocktail when you want to bring the island to your backyard!
- Make a rum bucket drink. Try serving it in cocktail buckets to bring home tropical vacation vibes! If you’re looking for a more classy option, a Poco Grande glass will do. 🙂
- Garnish with sliced fruit and cherries. Limes, oranges, and pineapple slices all look great!
- Make a single drink or a large batch for parties.
Tips for Serving Rum Punch at a Party
- Leave out the rum for your party recipe, and let guests add rum if they choose! Set up a self-serve station for grownups. Include Bacardi Rum, Myers Rum, a cocktail jigger, and a cocktail stirrer. Don’t forget cups and garnishes.
- Include kids, young adults, and non-drinkers in the festivities by setting up a mocktail station. Include a bottle of grenadine syrup to add to their rum punch mocktail. Pour a cup of the non-alcoholic punch and pour 1 ounce of grenadine into the top. Then garnish with fresh fruit and add a colorful reusable straw.
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Do you like your rum punch to be tart, or did you add simple syrup for a little extra sweetness? Let me know in the comments!Print