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Rum Punch Recipe (for one or for a crowd)


Rum Punch Cocktails are great all year long! With 4 kinds of rum, pineapple juice, and grenadine, this easy cocktail recipe packs a PUNCH! I’m showing you how to make a single drink OR a party punch!

If you’re looking for a party punch that will take you to the beach, this is it!

Rum punch cocktail in glass

The BEST Rum Punch Recipe

I’d never had or made rum punch until a trip to Las Vegas a few years ago. I love rum in cocktails, but I’d never had this!

(Speaking of Las Vegas, be sure and check out my list of places to eat in Vegas! It includes the inspiration for this cocktail!)

When I was in Las Vegas I ate at Voodoo Steak at The Rio. Did you know I got engaged at The Rio almost exactly 18 years before I had dinner there? Crazy!

The signature cocktail at Voodoo Steak is The Witch Doctor, a ginormous glass filled with 4 kinds of rum, pineapple, and grenadine with a dry-ice spectacular finish. It smokes and steams and bubbles…and it really is voodoo because, well, 4 kinds of rum. Also: it serves at least 3 people and doesn’t taste like there is any alcohol in it at all.

In other words: it’s dangerous.

I knew I had to re-create The Witch Doctor at home…but in a simpler way. I made you a rum punch cocktail for one…or you can make an actual punch for a party. (I mean, a fishbowl for 3 would’ve been fun to make but I’m not sure people need fishbowl cocktails when they’re not in Las Vegas.)

This easy cocktail has 4 kinds of rum. It’s a party in a glass!

Rum Punch Recipe Video

Rum Punch cocktail

What kind of rum goes in rum punch?

That’s right, 4 kinds of rum! However, if you don’t have that many kinds of rum in your liquor cabinet, you can substitute easily.

  • White Rum
  • Spiced or Caribbean Rum
  • Coconut Rum (Malibu)
  • Flavored rum (pineapple, mango, etc.)

If you don’t have flavored rum, you can skip it and just add double one of the other rums, etc.

This is such an easy drink: just rum, pineapple, and a little grenadine for color. This might not be your traditional rum punch, but it’s delicious.

Beware – rum punch packs a punch, if you get my drift. With 4 types of alcohol…it’s strong. Add more pineapple juice to make it smoother to taste.

Whether you’re craving Caribbean rum punch or Jamaican rum punch, this recipe is good for all three. It’s the perfect punch recipe for a party!

How to make Rum Punch

  1. Mix all ingredients in a pitcher (or glass for single cocktail).
  2. Add ice.
  3. Garnish with pineapple and cherry.
  4. DRINK!
Ingredients for rum punch cocktail

What is the difference between punch and a cocktail?

Basically punch serves a bunch and a cocktail is made to serve one or two at a time.

While this is a great party drink, it’s also fantastic by itself. You can make this recipe for on a Friday after a long week and whisk yourself away to the beach.

Rum punch can be made in many different ways, but I love the simplicity of this cocktail: just rum and pineapple with grenadine for color and a bit of flavor.

Rum Punch Cocktail Recipe

Tips and FAQ

How do I keep punch cold without using ice?

Ice waters down drinks – and we don’t want that. Freeze pineapple slices and/or cherries to use as the ice. Then it flavors the drink instead of watering it down (and those fruit bits taste fantastic too).

I can’t find the rum you called for, what do I substitute?

You can skip the flavored rum, or use your favorite flavor, but be sure to include the coconut along with the spiced and white rum. The coconut gives great flavor – and I use it in lots of other cocktails like a Cake By The Ocean or Hawaiian Martinis.

Whoa, that drink is STRONG!

If you find the cocktail or punch too strong, you can water it down. Add more pineapple juice to a single cocktail, or add more juice and/or club soda or 7Up to punch.

What are you a weakling? There’s no alcohol in this.

My hats off to you – please don’t drive – but feel free to add more alcohol!

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For one cocktail:

  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 1 ounce flavored rum (such as pineapple or mango), optional
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • Dash grenadine

For a punch:

  • 2 cups white rum
  • 2 cups coconut rum
  • 2 cups spiced rum
  • 2 cups flavored rum (such as pineapple or mango), optional
  • 4 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup grenadine
  • Mix all ingredients in glass (or pitcher) over ice.

  • Garnish with a cherry and pineapple wedge.

  • To keep punch cold: freeze pineapple juice ice cubes ahead of time and/or fill pitcher with frozen pineapple instead of ice.

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 73mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 5.7mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Drinks

Cuisine American

Keyword punch, rum

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rum punch in a glass with words on photo

This Rum Punch Recipe is great as a cocktail for one or a party punch for a crowd. It has regular rum and coconut rum and pineapple juice, it’s the perfect tropical drink for any time of year.

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