Caribbean Rum Punch

Caribbean Rum Punch

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"This delicious concoction is the traditional rum punch recipe used in the West Indies, passed down for years. The old rhyme goes, 'One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak.' Any fruit juice can be used. Serve chilled over ice, with fruit garnishes and a sprinkling of grated nutmeg."

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  1. In a pitcher, combine lime juice, simple syrup, rum and orange juice. Add a few dashes of bitters and some grated nutmeg to taste. Serve chilled over ice.
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Great recipe! For anyone who may need a bit of clarification (like me), here is what I discovered. It takes about 6 limes to get a cup of juice. You can make simple syrup by heating equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Simple syrup and bitters can also be purchased rather inexpensively at the liquor store. I used Meyers dark rum and grated about a half teaspoon of fresh nutmeg over the top of the whole batch and stirred it in. The punch has a really wonderful flavor and a bit of a delayed effect so watch out! Thanks for sharing, I will be making this again.


quite yummy, i put malibu rum in it too for an extra kick. and the saying is easy to remember!! friends and family all thought it quite tasty too. reminded us of the jolly roger cruise rum punch in the caribbean!! BTW a little secret from the workers on the booze cruise is to add a smidge of nutmeg to the punch. Adds just a little something to the taste.


Another reviewer hit it on the head: This is a dead ringer for the rum punch from the "Jolly Roger" in, where was it? Some island in the caribbean; that day remains a little hazy. If you don't have dark rum handy, make this with light rum, serve it in a tall glass, and put a dash of grenadine in to color the bottom. Your guests won't know what hit them.