Antiguan Rum Punch

April 17, 2014 at 8:29 am 6 comments


When we arrived in Antigua, we were immediately greeted at our hotel with the hot, island air and a nice, strong Antiguan rum punch. We knew immediately that we were in paradise. After a week of rum punches and island sun, we decided that Caribbean rum and a homemade version of our new favorite drink would be the best souvenir to commemorate our honeymoon! The recipe below replicates our island favorite almost exactly! Today, we celebrate my husband’s admission to medical school and signing the lease to our first apartment! Hope you enjoy.

Question: What do you have to celebrate today?


Antiguan Rum Punch

makes 1 pitcher (serves 4-6)

1/2 cup lime juice (best when fresh squeezed)

1 cup simple syrup (simply boil 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar together until sugar is fully dissolved)

1 1/2 cups Cavalier Antiguan gold rum (or a similar light rum)

2 cups water

2-4 cups ice

Angostura bitters, key lime halves, and nutmeg (fresh grated if possible) for garnish

Prepare the simple syrup and allow to cool. Mix together lime juice, simple syrup, rum, and water. Pour over ice into a large pitcher. Add 2-3 ice cubes to an old fashioned glass with a key lime half. Fill with rum punch, then sprinkle with bitters and top with nutmeg. Swirl slightly before enjoying! (To make a single rum punch, mix 1 part (1/2 shot) lime juice, 2 parts (1 shot) simple syrup, 3 parts (1.5 shots) rum, and 4 parts (2 shots) water.)


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  • 1. Learning to Eat Off the Bone | homemadeadventure  |  April 21, 2014 at 8:11 am

    […] The result was spectacular. Not only was the fish beautiful, but it was also tender, moist and delicious. Since we had the whole fish, we got to enjoy the most tender and most underused parts (my favorite are the cheeks). Our dinner was rounded out with coconut rice and Brazilian style Collard greens and finished with grilled pineapple, all complimented by Antiguan style Rum punch. […]

  • 2. kim  |  June 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Keyonna Beach by any chance ???? We went there for our Honeymoon too , it was paradise on earth .

  • 4. Alys  |  July 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Loved this- just like what we had on our honeymoon in Antigua. I substituted 1 cup of pineapple/passion fruit juice for one of the cups of water to more closely replicate what we had at our resort, but I don’t know that we really needed it

  • 5. Stephen Ogden  |  December 30, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Back from Antigua on Sunday with the rum. Will follow this recipe at our New Year party tonight. Thanks!

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