Puerto Rican Rum Punch

Many Caribbean cocktails use light rum but the dark rum here adds sweetness and depth.

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 cup gold rum (8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur (2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup grenadine (2 ounces)
  • One 750-ml bottle sparkling wine, such as Spanish cava, chilled
  • Fresh pineapple chunks, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the lime juice and sugar and stir briskly until the sugar is dissolved. Add the rum, orange liqueur and grenadine and chill the rum mixture for about 1 hour. Just before serving, add the sparkling wine and pineapple chunks and serve in punch glasses.

Make Ahead

The rum mixture can be refrigerated overnight. Stir in the sparkling wine and pineapple chunks just before serving.

Notes

The punch can be doubled.

Contributed By Published January 2006

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