Eddie’s Jamaican Rum Punch Recipe

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Imagine the taste of sweet lemonade over ice cubes on a hot summer  day … with a kick that will blow your head off. That’s probably the best way to describe my husband Eddie’s Christmas Rum Punch and I thank him for sharing his treasured recipe as a special gift to my members like you. In Jamaica it’s traditional during the holidays to have Christmas Rum Cake and Rum Punch at the ready for when friends and family drop by.  Actually it’s an expected treat even for unexpected guests, so, in our household, I’m in charge of making the rum cake and Eddie is in charge of making his rum punch. Jamaican men pride themselves on their rum punch recipes and usually store it in bottles that they give as holiday gifts … you can too! My husband likes to use Overproof Jamaican White Rum, so you know it’s really strong! You may find it overly sweet too, but that’s because it’s made to be served over ice always. Enjoy!

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  • AnnJohn

    Mmmmmm! That recipe reminds me of when my grandmother would make her rum punch. Can I use fresh lemons and how many?

  • Dawne

    sounds yum!! we have plenty of syrup but usually put it with milk or ginger beer, we will be trying it this way!

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  • Oba

    Mrs. Faye you’ve done it again. It looks like you have a punch that would even catch Muhammad Ali’s attention- I have to try it!

  • Jan

    This recipe sounds great. I notice you have pimento berries. Is this the same pimento you cook with? Where can you get the bitters, in a west indian store or liquor store? I am not a drinker but this sounds nice for entertaining.

  • Myoshi

    Does Eddie ever add ginger to his punch?

  • JH

    I just got hip to your cooking media profiles. I am so excited to try it. I recently married a man who can really through down. Because my family is originally from Barbados he expects creations of the islands…. ahem, none of my relatives passes down the recipes nor allowed us in the kitchen. Thanks for keeping the flavor alive and sharing your love with the world. I wish you many blessing s and successes. I can’t wait to pass your love from my pot to his belly. 🙂

  • Pamela Barrett

    Where do I get Angostura Bitters? I live in Toronto and I can’t seem to find anyone who knows what it is. I would love to make it for a family get together.

    • Cook Like A Jamaican

      Pamela, instead of looking at a liquor store you should be able to find it at any major supermarket in Toronto. Look where they stock the grenadine syrup and the lime cordial. Blessings, Fay

  • Barbara

    Hi Faye,

    Thanks for being so generous with your recipes.

    Is this punch the same as 1 sour, 2 sweet, 3 strong 4 weak.sour=lime juice, sweet=syrup=strong=rum & weak =water. Just checking,

    • Fay & Angela

      Hi Barbara,
      Yup, that’s pretty much it, but my husband uses special ingredients … and Eddie twist. Fay

  • Lisa Owusu

    is it only strawberry syrup that can be used, allergic to strawberries -_-

    • Fay & Angela

      Hi Lisa,
      You can also use grenadine or a simple syrup. Cranberry juice can also be added for colour but will add tartness too. Hope that helps. Blessings, Fay

  • Rose

    Recently in Montego Bay. Can’t wait to try your curried shrimp.

  • Letrese Dozier

    The pimento berries? Is it like the pimento seeds?

  • Fay & Angela

    Hi Letrese,
    They look like seeds but they are really dried pimento berries. Click here to learn more: Jamaican Ingredients – Pimento