Jamaican Rum Punch

A wedding, funeral or any Jamaican celebration is not complete without Rum Punch.

1 part sour, 2 parts sweet, 3 parts strong and 4 parts weak.

  1cup Fresh lime
  2 cups Brown Sugar/Syrup
  3 cups White / Gold (Appleton) Rum
  4 cups Ginger/Cream Soda or tropical fruit juice (use less sugar if using fruit juice)
  Crushed ice

To Serve
  Angostura bitters, Freshly grated nutmeg, slice of lime, orange or fresh pineapple, Maraschino cherries.


Mix all the punch ingredients in a bowl and chill. Serve in glasses and finish up each drink with a few dashes of bitters, nutmeg, lime slice, orange or pineapple and the traditional cherry on top. It gets better by the hour so make it ahead and keep refrigerated.

 The easiest way to remember the recipe for traditional rum punch is - 1-2-3-4.
1 part bitter (lime juice)
2 part sweet (syrup -Strawberry Syrup )
3 parts rum (Wray & Nephew White Over-proof is the ONLY rum to use, but you may want to use a little less if you want to take it down a bit)
4 parts mix (white cream soda, sprite, or 7-up work really well)