It's slightly ironic that National Rum Punch Day falls on September 20th - just a few days before the official start of fall - but since the weather hasn't really showed signs of autumn, we'll let it slide and crack up a bottle of rum in celebration.
Cruzan® Classic Rum Punch:
• 2 part Cruzan® Aged Light Rum
• 1 part Cruzan® 9 Spiced Rum
• 1 part fresh Orange Juice
• Pineapple Slice, for garnish
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a tall drink glass. Garnish with pineapple.
Jamaican Negroni Punch: (Created by mixologist Jon Gasparini)
Jamaican Negroni Punch. (Courtesy Photo)
• 15 oz. Campari
• 10 oz. Appleton Estate
• 7.5 oz. Cinzano Rosso
• 10 oz. Grapefruit Juice
• 2.5 oz. Honey
• 30 whole Cloves
• 10 Lemons
Combine juice of ten lemons and 30 cloves in a tupperware container or cake mold and freeze. Combine all other ingredients in a large punch bowl. Remove flavored ice block from the freezer and add to the punch bowl before serving.
Pomegranate Punch. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1 Part White Rum
• 1 Part Pomegranate Blueberry Sparkling Ice
• Pomegranate Seeds
• Teaspoon Agave
• Mint Leaf, for garnish
Mix ingredients in a pitcher, pour into glasses, and add a mint leaf for garnish.
Endeavor Punch: (Created by David Wondrich)
Endeavor Punch. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1000 ml Banks 7 Golden Age Blend
• 500 ml Rainwater Madeira
• 250 ml Lime Juice
• 500 ml Cold Water
• 75 ml Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange Curacao
• Lemon Oleo Saccharum
• Grated Nutmeg, for garnish
Combine Banks 7 Golden Age Blend, Rainwater Madeira, lime juice, cold water, Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange Curacao and stir in the oleo saccharum until the sugar dissolves. Chill before service. Add to a punchbowl filled with one large block of ice, then drape the ends of the lemon peels reserved from the oleo saccharum over the sides of the bowl. Garnish with grated nutmeg over the top of the punch in the bowl.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com