9 Rum Punch Recipes for Your Next Party

Turn your next gathering delicious and a little exotic with these rum punch recipes
Rum Punch

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9 Rum Punch Recipes for Your Next Party

Rum Punch

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Punch has a tropical feeling to it, no matter what it's origins. The idea of mixing alcohol and various fruit juices for social consumption dates from seventeenth-century India, and was soon take up by the British — who thoughtfully brought the idea long when they colonized the eastern portion of America.

Since then, countless recipes for punch — many of them involving rum — have been created. Are you worried that you don’t have the perfect one with which to truly wow your guests? Are you looking for a way to make the transition from summer pool parties to indoor fall entertaining a little easier and more colorful? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Take a look at our roundup of nine rum punch recipes that are sure to please. And don’t forget to wish your guests a happy Rum Punch Day!

Bajan Rum Punch

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With lime juice, grenadine syrup, and nutmeg, this rum punch recipe incorporates flavor elements of both summer and fall. Having trouble deciding whether you’re ready to snuggle into a sweater or take off for one last beach getaway? Sip on a batch of Bajan Rum Punch and get the best of both worlds.

Click here for the Bajan Rum Punch recipe.

Boston Rum Punch

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Until Prohibition, Boston produced thousands of gallons of rum. Have you ever wondered what they did with it all? Well, a lot of it ended up in rum punch. Cheers to Boston for taking full advantage of all of that precious spirit! Here’s a recipe in their honor.

Dale’s Rainbow Planter Punch

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Created by legendary mixologist Dale DeGroff, this drink features white rum for a smooth, exciting spinoff of your average bowl of punch. Sit back and let the warm and fruity flavors of this drink soothe your taste buds.

Click here for Dale’s Rainbow Planter Punch recipe.

Estate Signature Punch

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This recipe is basically an adult version of Hawaiian Punch. By mixing rum, lemon, and orange fruit flavors, this recipe serve up a real tropical treat.

Click here for the Estate Signature Punch recipe.

Holiday Caribbean Bowl

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Looking for a festive variation on rum punch? The demerara-and-orange shrub and lemon juice in this recipe make it a one-of-a-kind holiday special. These flavors allow the punch to taste zesty, warm, and fruity at the same time.

Click here for the Holiday Caribbean Bowl recipe.

Martha Washington’s Rum Punch Recipe

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This historic punch is an all-time favorite of mixologist Eric Alpern. The name of this recipe evokes the timeless popularity of rum punch bowls: they may be a trend now, but their popularity dates back to the days of our first president and his missus.

Click here for Martha Washington’s Rum Punch recipe.

Negroni Punch

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This is a particularly sweet take on rum punch — the honey mixed with grapefruit juice gives this variation on the classic gin cocktail a tart and pleasing aftertaste.

Click here for the Negroni Punch recipe.

Peach Tea Rum Punch

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Long Island ice tea lovers, this one is for you! With a hint of dark rum, a dash of peach liqueur, and some lemonade, this recipe deftly translates that familiar "tea" into a stiff rum quaff.

Click here for the Peach Tea Rum Punch recipe.

Red Carpet Rum Punch

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Feeling red-carpet ready? Though the Oscars have come and gone, the Emmys will be here this Sunday. The sparkling lemonade in this recipe will make your guests feel as glamorous as the celebrities on the show, making it the perfect drink for your Emmys gathering.

Click here for the Red Carpet Rum Punch recipe.