Classic

Rum • Sour
Rum Punch

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One of the oldest punch recipes in existence, the Rum Punch—a.k.a. the Bajan (short for Barbadian) Rum Punch—comes with a quaint mnemonic device to help you remember the simple formula: “One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak. A dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, served well chilled with plenty of ice.” Commit that verse to memory and you’ll always be prepared to mix up one of history’s great cocktails.

The Essentials

lime
simple syrup
dark rum
The Details

Ingredients

.5 oz lime
1.5 oz dark rum
2 oz water
2 to 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
nutmeg

Method

  • Add all ingredients except for the nutmeg to a highball glass filled with fresh ice and stir to combine.
  • Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
easy
Strength:

Mix it Up

To make a pitcherful of Rum Punch, simply convert all of the measurements into cups. So, 1 oz of simple syrup turns into 1 cup of simple syrup and so on.

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