Rum Punch

Rum Punch: Dark Rum Base


  1. Lemon Juice – 150 ml
  2. Orange Juice – 250 ml
  3. Sugar Syrup – 250ml
  4. Dark Rum – 750 ml
  5. Water – 1 litre
  6. Crushed Cloves – 5 to 6
  7. Ground Nutmeg – 1/2 Teaspoon
  8. Crushed Cinnamon – 2 Inch Piece (or add to taste)
  9. Chopped Fruit – 1 Cup
  10. Apple Slice – 1 per serving


Mix all ingredients thoroughly, except the rum, and set aside for the spices to steep and settle. Strain the liquid into a jug or a punch bowl. Add the rum and ice. Add chopped fruit such as apples, strawberries, orange, grapes to make a fruit rum punch. Serve in a glass garnished with an orange slice.

This punch can also be served hot for winter evenings.Boil the water with the spices and sugar. Strain and add the lemon juice, orange juice, rum and chopped fruit. Serve hot from a Punch bowl cups garnished with apple or orange slices.

Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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