Rum Punch Cocktails are great all year long! With 4 kinds of rum, pineapple juice, and grenadine, this easy cocktail recipe packs a PUNCH!
If you’re looking for a Friday night cocktail or a party punch recipe, look no further!
I can’t believe I’ve never had or made rum punch before my trip to Las Vegas earlier this month. I love rum in cocktails, but I’ve never had rum punch!
(Speaking of Las Vegas, be sure and check out my list of places to eat in Vegas! It includes the inspiration for this cocktail!)
When I was in Las Vegas last month, Caesar’s Palace treated us to a meal at Voodoo Steak at The Rio. Did you know I got engaged at The Rio almost exactly 18 years before I had dinner there last month? Crazy!
The signature cocktail at Voodoo Steak is The Witch Doctor, a ginormous glass filled with 4 kinds of rum, pineapple, and grenadine with a dry-ice spectacular finish. It smokes and steams and bubbles…and it really is voodoo because, well, 4 kinds of rum. Also: it serves at least 3 people and doesn’t taste like there is any alcohol in it at all.
In other words: it’s dangerous.
I knew I had to re-create The Witch Doctor at home…but in a simpler way. I made you a rum punch cocktail for one…or you can make an actual punch for a party. (I mean, a fishbowl for 3 would’ve been fun to make but I’m not sure people need fishbowl cocktails when they’re not in Las Vegas.)
This easy rum punch cocktail has 4 kinds of rum. It’s a party in a glass!
That’s right, 4 kinds of rum! However, if you don’t have that many kinds of rum in your liquor cabinet, you can substitute easily.
What kind of rum goes in rum punch?
- White Rum
- Spiced or Caribbean Rum
- Coconut Rum (Malibu)
- Flavored rum (pineapple, mango, etc.)
If you don’t have flavored rum, you can skip it and just add double one of the other rums, etc.
Rum punch is such an easy drink: just rum, pineapple, and a little grenadine for color.
Beware – rum punch packs a punch, if you get my drift. With 4 types of alcohol…it’s strong. Add more pineapple juice to make it smoother to taste.
Whether you’re craving Malibu rum punch, Caribbean rum punch, or white rum punch, this recipe is good for all three. It’s the perfect rum punch recipe for a party!
Rum punch can be made in many different ways, but I love the simplicity of this cocktail: just rum and pineapple with grenadine for color and a bit of flavor.
Rum Punch Party Tips:
- Making this for a party? Keep it cold by freezing pineapple juice as ice cubes to avoid watering it down. Or, even better, use frozen pineapple.
- Feel free to skip the flavored rum, but don’t skip the coconut rum. It adds a telltale flavor, plus coconut rum is great in so many cocktails, like a Cake By The Ocean or Hawaiian Martinis.
For one cocktail:
- 1 ounce white rum
- 1 ounce coconut rum
- 1 ounce spiced rum
- 1 ounce flavored rum (such as pineapple or mango), optional
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- Dash grenadine
For a punch:
- 2 cups white rum
- 2 cups coconut rum
- 2 cups spiced rum
- 2 cups flavored rum (such as pineapple or mango), optional
- 4 cups pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup grenadine
- Mix all ingredients in glass (or pitcher) over ice.
- Garnish with a cherry and pineapple wedge.
- To keep punch cold: freeze pineapple juice ice cubes ahead of time and/or fill pitcher with frozen pineapple instead of ice.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
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Fruity Vodka Party Punch is great for a crowd
Pineapple Party Punch has prosecco!
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Published on: August 28, 2018