Jamaican rum is on the rise, which is no surprise to Ian Burrell, also known as The Rum Ambassador, who created the world’s first rum festival. He cites the implementation of a G.I. label (or geographical indicator) that ensures bottles adhere to specific rules and regulations when being produced, similar to cognac and Champagne.
“This is great news for authentic Jamaican rums, which take pride in their big, robust, spicy and aromatic flavors that are the base of any good rum punch or fruity cocktail,” says Burrell. He offers his very own punch as an homage to the spirit. “It’s a drink for all occasions, especially holidays,” he says. Its brightness comes from a combination of fresh fruit juices, making it the perfect choice for savory food.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Give Your Punch Bowl a Purpose with These 3 Holiday Recipes.”
- 2 oz Jamaican overproof white rum
- 2 oz Fresh orange juice
- 2 oz Pineapple juice
- 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz Strawberry syrup
- Garnish: Pineapple slice
- Garnish: Mint sprig
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a pineapple slice and mint sprig.