Jamaica’s Independence Day is less than 2 weeks away on August 6th. What better way to celebrate than with one of people’s favorite drinks to come out of Jamaica? This easy but strong Jamaican Rum Punch is made with your classic Wray & Nephew white rum. If you’ve ever had this rum before then you understand why I used the word “strong” LOL. I will also add that if your Jamaican Rum Punch recipe is using a rum that isn’t Wray & Nephew you should question the authenticity of the recipe.
There is truly no one way to make this recipe. As long as it uses your standard Jamaican rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and strawberry flavor or grenadine, you can adjust to your own taste. I added my own ingredient or two of choice for this recipe. One of them being ginger beer. My love for ginger beer is something I get from both the Belizean and Jamaican sides of my families. It adds a tasty extra flavor to the rum punch. My last ingredient is this homemade strawberry simple syrup. You can buy this ingredient from the store, but of course like everything else, homemade always tastes better.
Jamaica Independence Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some of your favorite Jamaican dishes. Support your local Jamaican restaurant by ordering dinner from them that evening. You can also support one of your favorite half Jamaican food bloggers by giving this recipe a try for dessert 😉
Jamaican Rum Punch
It's always a celebration when Jamaican Rum Punch is involved. Make this easy recipe for your next get together or to simply sip on when you feel like it.
- 2.5 cups Pineapple Juice
- 2 cups Orange Juice
- 1 cup Lime Juice
- 1/2 cup Ginger Beer
- 3/4 cup Strawberry Syrup *or grenadine*
- 1.5 cup Jamaican Rum (Wray & Nephew)
- 1 cup Pineapple Chunks
- 1 Sliced Orange
- 1 Sliced Lemon
- 1 Sliced Lime
Wash the outer peels of the lemon, lime, and orange well. Then slice each fruit and put it to the side.
If you bought a fresh pineapple core and cut your pineapple slices into chunks.
In the pitcher or punch bowl combine the: pineapple juice, orange juice, Jamaican rum, lime juice, ginger beer, and strawberry syrup (or grenadine). Stir to mix the liquid well.
Add the fresh fruit to the mixture and gently stir to avoid splashing.
If you like your punch stronger you can add more rum to your liking. You can also add more strawberry syrup or grenadine for more of a red color if you prefer.
Pour over ice or chill for at least an hour before serving!