On September 20, as the last days of summer fade into Autumn, celebrate the occasion of National Punch Day with good friends and good rum cocktails meant to be shared, such as this classic Cruzan Keyed Up Punch.
The ingredients and the method for making this easy, delicious tropical punch are simple: key lime rum, lemon and orange citrus juices, plus refreshing coconut water.
Mix up a batch, salute the end of summer and celebrate National Punch Day with good friends that appreciate the things that really matter: fun and sun and rum.
Cruzan Keyed Up Punch
2 parts Cruzan Key Lime Rum
1/2 part Lemon Juice
1/2 part Orange Juice
2 parts Coconut Water
Method: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Mix well and refrigerate until serving. Pour into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with an orange slice.
Always remember: rum is fun!
Robert Burr is the National Rum Examiner. He publishes Rob's Rum Guide and hosts the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise, in addition to organizing the International Rum Expert Panel (RumXP).