Nick recently said to me, "You were right and I was wrong". It happened after I had suggested that I make a double batch of this Rum Punch while we were preparing for a dinner party (shown here).
I thought it would make a good pre-dinner cocktail, and he thought people would prefer the other offerings of wine, beer or dry martinis.
Well, half the party, including some of the men, chose the punch, and I ended up quickly whipping up a second pitcher. Good thing the recipe is easy to remember, and I'd pre-made extra ice-tea, so mixing up more quickly was easy.
Another surprise this drink beheld for Nick was that he liked it himself. He didn't expect to, since he's not a fan of sweet drinks, but since the main mixer in this is ice-tea, that you make yourself (and therefore sweeten as lightly as you want), it is just sweet enough to taste nice, but not overly so. And since it's mostly tea, you get the healthy antioxidants that go with it, so you can tell yourself you're having something that's good for you.
The recipe, as written, makes about 8 servings. It takes homemade ice-tea, fruit juice of your choice, rum and a fruity liqueur.
For the batch pictured I used Five Alive Tropical Citrus juice and Limoncello, but it's equally delicious made with Oasis Pomegranate and Wild Berry juice that you can find at Shopper's, and Alize Gold Passion (it's the golden coloured version of Alize) liqueur.
Pineapple juice is really good in this, too. Experiment and find your favourite combo ... really, this recipe is more about the quantity of each ingredient, than the specific ingredients, aside from the rum and ice tea.
This is simple to mix up on the fly, once you've memorize the straightforward ratio of ingredients, each one being half the amount of the one before : 4 cups tea, 2 cups juice, 1 cup rum, 1/2 cup liqueur (or less, depending on how much alcohol you wish to include).
I hope you try it.
Thanks for dropping over.
[Follow-up Summer 2018 : This continues to be a go-to cocktail at our place. Our friends really like it, as do we.]
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