There must be dozens of versions of the rum punch but I decided I’d give it a bash showcasing some of Australia’s offerings.
Traditionally, Rum Punch would contain a 151 rum (75.5 %ABV). I’m not aware of any Australian distilleries that offer a rum that potent so instead I used the Hoochery Distillery Ord River Single Barrel which comes in at a still eye watering 64.9%ABV.
Added to this I chose the Far North Queensland Rum Company Iridium. Both the Iridium and Ord River are tropical aged which only seems right for a rum punch. Then tying it together is the Archie Rose Cane Spirit which I had yet to open. It seemed perfect for this type of use. Cheers.
Aussie Rum Punch
- 30 ml Ord River Single Cask
- 30 ml FNQ Rum Co Iridium
- 30 ml Archie Rose Virgin Cane Spirit
- 20 ml Coconut Cream
- A dash of Angostura Orange Bitters
- Splash of Grenadine
- Juice of half a fresh lime
- Orange Juice and Pineapple Juice.
Shake all the alcoholic ingredients and the coconut cream with ice. Strain into a tall ice filled glass and top up with the fruit juices, bitters and lime juice. Stir together and then add a dash of Grenadine for colour.