Watermelon Rum Punch

What’s best about this recipe? You can use the watermelon itself to serve the punch! Easy peasy, and it looks great! Chill the ingredients before pouring into the watermelon for a refreshing, summery cocktail!


Ingredients:

One large watermelon
One bottle (750ml) white or silver rum (we used Bacardi Superior White)
1/4 c. Rosie’s Lime Juice

Other:
Drill
Spigot (we took one off of a water dispenser)

Scoop the fruit out of the watermelon. Blend  until smooth. Pour through a strainer with small holes or a cheese cloth to remove large particles and seeds. Add the entire bottle of rum (or less if you want a less potent drink) and the lime juice and stir. If needed, add a little sugar to taste. Pour into a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Use a drill to make a hole about the size of the spigot in the watermelon. Insert spigot in the watermelon, tightening the attachment on the inside of the watermelon.

When you’re ready to serve, put the watermelon on a pedestal (we used the one our water dispenser sits on), fill it with the chilled Watermelon Rum Punch and pour into glasses through the spigot!

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Watermelon Rum Punch
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Ingredients
  • Punch:
  • One large watermelon
  • One bottle (750ml) white or silver rum (we used Bacardi Superior White)
  • ¼ c. Rosie’s Lime Juice
  • Other:
  • Drill
  • Spigot (we took one off of a water dispenser)
Instructions
  1. Scoop the fruit out of the watermelon. Blend until smooth. Pour through a strainer with small holes or a cheese cloth to remove large particles and seeds. Add the entire bottle of rum (or less if you want a less potent drink) and the lime juice and stir. If needed, add a little sugar to taste. Pour into a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Use a drill to make a hole about the size of the spigot in the watermelon. Insert spigot in the watermelon, tightening the attachment on the inside of the watermelon.
  3. When you’re ready to serve, put the watermelon on a pedestal (we used the one our water dispenser sits on), fill it with the chilled Watermelon Rum Punch and pour into glasses through the spigot!

Spooky Rum Punch

Halloween is just around the corner and we seem to get a lot of requests for rum themed Halloween cocktails. We ran across this one recently and set out to give it a try. After a bit of searching, were able to find the black sanding sugar, but if you have trouble finding it, you can easily make your own using this recipe. The black licorice strings were harder to find, and although a black licorice spider looks really cool (and is edible!) we opted for a plastic one that we dangled from a bamboo pick.

Optionally, you can float some dark rum on the top, which sounds cool, but ours just kept blending with the rest of the cocktail, so we ended up just adding 2 oz. of gold rum and foregoing the dark rum floater.

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Spooky Rum Punch
(makes one)

2 oz. light or gold rum
1 lime wedge
2 tbsp. black sanding sugar
.5 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 – 3 tbsp. simple syrup to taste
1/4 c. pomegranate juice

Optional
Black string licorice to make spider
1 oz. dark rum for a floater

Pour the black sanding sugar on a flat plate. Rub the lime wedge on the rim of a cocktail glass, then dip in the black sugar to coat. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, light rum, lime juice, simple syrup and pomegranate juice. Shake about 30 seconds until chilled, then pour into the sugar rimmed glass over ice.

Optional
Leave room at the top. Gently pour the dark rum on the top so that it floats. Garnish with a licorice or plastic spider. Mmmm…spooky AND  good!


adapted from recipe found on the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival FB page


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