Rum punch

Shivi Ramoutar's recipe for this classic Caribbean cocktail combines sweet and sour flavours for a fruity weekend tipple

  • Prep:5 mins
    plus 1 hr chilling, no cook
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 271
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 23g
  • sugars 22g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0g


  • 175ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 75ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 150ml good-quality golden rum
  • 50ml sugar syrup
  • dash of grenadine syrup
  • dash of Angostura bitters
  • ice cubes, to serve
  • generous pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 thick slices orange, to garnish
  • maraschino cherries, to garnish


Choosing rum

I strongly suggest you use good-quality golden or dark rum, to give your dishes complexity and a spiced mellowness. 

Angostura bitters

We use a dash of this well-known cocktail ingredient in savoury and sweet dishes to enhance flavour.


  1. Pour the juices, rum, sugar syrup, grenadine and Angostura bitters into a large jug and give it a good stir. Pop into the fridge to chill for 1 hr.

  2. Serve over ice cubes, sprinkle over the nutmeg and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry, speared with a cocktail stick.