Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Rum • Sweet
Caribbean Cool Down

Time slows down when you’ve got sand between your toes and a spicy, fruity cocktail in hand. But if you can’t escape the daily grind for Caribbean shores, you can still drink like you’re on a tropical getaway. This punch is a breeze to make—a breeze straight out of the islands, that is. Pungent and purple sorrel juice (made from hibiscus flowers) is a popular beverage in Jamaica, and it brings a tart edge to Jamaican rum along with sweetness. The spiked juice would be good on its own, but when you amplify the fruit with tart lime and mouth-tingling ginger beer, you’ll never want to return to the 9-to-5. Chuck it all in a punch bowl and settle in—it’s going to be a long day of R&R, wherever you are.

The Essentials

Sorrel Juice
ginger beer
The Details
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2 750-ml bottles Rum
2 16-oz bottles Sorrel Juice
1 12-oz bottle limeade
2 12-oz bottles ginger beer


  • Combine rum, sorrel juice and limeade in a punch bowl and stir to mix.
  • When ready to serve, add ginger beer and ice, and stir gently to incorporate.
  • Ladle into lowball glasses and feel the island breeze.