Start to Finish: 10 minutes
Creating a punch out of plain and flavored rums, and pineapple and orange juices -- one that is dressed up with grenadine and fresh lime juice -- makes a luscious, tropical libation that works well for an outdoor summer party. Grenadine -- a pomegranate-infused simple sugar syrup -- gives the cocktail its blushing hue. While honey, nutmeg and angostura bitters add a depth of flavor to this fruity concoction; for the best results, use freshly squeezed lime and orange juices.
- ½ cup fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup grenadine
- 2 cups white or dark rum
- 1 cup coconut-flavored rum
- 2 ½ cups pineapple juice
- 2 ½ cups freshly squeezed orange juice
- Angostura bitters
Add the lime juice, honey and nutmeg to a wide punch bowl, or large pitcher. Stir well to dissolve the honey and spice. Pour the grenadine, rum, coconut-flavored rum and the pineapple and orange juices into the bowl or pitcher. Stir the ingredients well to incorporate.
Fill six 12-ounce glasses with ice. If using a pitcher, pour the cocktail into the individual glasses. If using a punch bowl, use a ladle to transfer the cocktail to the glasses.
Add 2 dashes of bitters to each glass and lightly stir, then garnish with a fruit skewer.
Fruit Skewer Garnish
- 6 small wedges of pineapple
- 6 thin slices of orange
- 6 lime wedges
- 6 maraschino cherries
- 6 small decorative cocktail picks or skewers
Thread a skewer or cocktail pick with a wedge of pineapple, slice of orange, lime wedge and a maraschino cherry.
- 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
- ½ teaspoon honey
- Dash nutmeg
- 1 ½ tablespoons grenadine
- 2 ½ ounces white or dark rum
- 1 ½ ounces coconut-flavored rum
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- 3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
- Angostura bitters
Fill a 12-ounce glass with ice. Add the lime juice, honey and nutmeg to a glass. Stir well to dissolve the honey and spice. Pour in the grenadine, rum, coconut rum and juices. Stir well to blend the liquids. Add 2 dashes of bitters to the glass and garnish with a fruit skewer