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Citrus Rum Punch

Citrus Rum Punch

If you’re searching for a batch cocktail for your holiday gatherings, then look no further. The Citrus Rum Punch is your answer! Made with Copalli Cacao Rum, citrus, ginger beer and ginger liqueur for a delicious mixed drink this season. 

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Citrus Rum Punch

What is Rum Punch Made Of?

A Rum Punch can be a compilation of many, unique ingredients, but it typically consists of light or dark rum and a blend of fruit juices like orange or pineapple juice. I used this formula for the Citrus Rum Punch and included a few special ingredients to make this batch cocktail sophisticated and delicious. 

For the Citrus Rum Punch, I mixed together a freshly sliced orange, blood orange, and lemon wheels, ginger liqueur, ginger beer, lemon juice, orange juice, and Copalli Cacao Rum for an exciting libation that’s unlike any punch you’ve had before. I wanted this punch to be extraordinary, so I made sure to use a spirit that was unique, premium and balanced beautifully with all the citrus notes and zestiness. 

Copalli Rum is the obvious choice for this delicious drink. This specialty organic single-estate rum is made from organic, heirloom sugar cane, canopy water, and yeast sourced from an all organic farm in the heart of the rainforest in Southern Belize! They offer 3 unique varieties – White Rum, Barrel Rested Rum, and Cacao Rum. For this recipe, I used the Copalli Cacao Rum for its rich flavor and aromas.

Citrus Rum Punch

The History of the Rum Punch

The origins of the Rum Punch may surprise you! This specialty concoction dates all the way back to the 17th century, so it’s had a lot of time to be perfected. However, it may not surprise you that British sailors were the original creators of the Rum Punch. On their long journeys across the sea, sailors started to notice that in the warmer climates their ale would spoil. In order to continue their favorite pastime, the sailors knew they needed a spirit that would last! When they picked up rum and spices from other ports, they mixed the ingredients together and this became the base for the Rum Punch! The drink quickly grew in popularity and spread quickly throughout other countries.

Citrus Rum Punch

Ingredients for the Citrus Rum Punch

You can make a Rum Punch using a variety of ingredients, but rum, citrus, and spices are typically the base. The ingredients I added include flavorful fruits and a unique, high-quality rum. For a balanced libation with notes of orange, chocolate, and ginger. 

  • Copalli Cacao Rum: This specialty, premium varietal includes notes of rich Belizean chocolate and berries with a long and creamy finish. It balances wonderfully with the bright citrus notes and zesty ginger beer. The process for this rum varietal starts with taking the Copalli White Rum, placing it into a tank to rest with 100% organic, freshly harvested organic Cacao nibs. Over several weeks, the Cacao nibs infuse a rich chocolate flavor and aroma into the rum, which is then redistilled to create a smooth finished product. 
  • Sliced fruit: For this recipe, I used a blend of fresh, sliced citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and blood oranges. You could even add some sliced grapefruit wheels too if you prefer more tartness.
  • Ginger liqueur: This ingredient adds the perfect amount of zest and spice for a cocktail that has a lot more depth. You can replace the ginger liqueur with orange liqueur like triple sec.
  • Ginger beer: For a zesty, effervescent finish to the Citrus Rum Punch, this ingredient is your answer
  • Citrus juice: This recipe uses orange and lemon juice and as always, I highly recommend using fresh squeezed for the best flavor. The citrus brings tartness and acidity. You can play with adding different types of fresh citrus to the recipe to modify the tartness and sweetness of the drink.
  • Star anise and edible flowers: Garnish this specialty cocktail with some fun ingredients. You can find these ingredients at your supermarket.
Citrus Rum Punch

How to Make the Citrus Rum Punch

The punch is a practical and simple batch cocktail to make this holiday season. All you have to do is add all ingredients to a punch bowl with ice and stir to combine. To share, divide the mixed drink into cocktail glasses over ice. Serve with sliced citrus, star anise and edible flowers, if desired. You can prepare this batch cocktail in advance. Just add ginger beer and ice right before serving.

This is an ideal cocktail for serving at your next holiday party. Take the work out of mixing and make the Citrus Rum Punch. But, if you’re looking to enjoy this cocktail on your own or with a friend, here’s the recipe for a single serving. 

  • 1 ½ oz Copalli Cacao Rum
  • ½ oz ginger liqueur
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ oz lemon juice 
  • ½ cup ginger beer
  • Garnish: orange slice, mint sprig

Add Copalli Cacao Rum, ginger liqueur and the citrus juices to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a glass with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with an orange slice and mint sprig.

Citrus Rum Punch

Talk To Me About Copalli Rum

Copalli Rum is not your traditional rum, they take a modern and quality twist on the spirit and use only a few natural ingredients to create a premium product. Their exciting story and intriguing origins has put them in a unique place in the industry. From sourcing their all organic ingredients, to putting it all together through their eco-friendly distillation process, Copalli Rum is paving the way and creating an award-winning rum along the way!

Here’s some exciting press about the company that backs up what they do! Not only are they receiving accolades for their achievements, but the company is also supporting sustainable efforts by creating their clean rum with just three ingredients. Fun Fact – Their farm is home to the first certified organic farm in Belize! Check out more about what they’re doing here.

Citrus Rum Punch

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Citrus Rum Punch

The Citrus Rum Punch is made with Copalli Rum, citrus juice, ginger beer and ginger liqueur.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rum punch
Yield: 8

Equipment

  • Punch bowl
  • Ladle
  • Cocktail glasses

Materials

  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 blood orange sliced
  • cups Copalli Cacao Rum
  • ½ cup ginger liqueur
  • 4 cups ginger beer
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: star anise and edible flowers

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a punch bowl with ice and stir to combine.
  • Divide into cocktail glasses over ice.
  • Serve with sliced citrus, star anise and edible flowers, if desired.

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