Classic Rum-Brandy Punch

Classic Rum-Brandy Punch Cocktail

Base Spirit: Brandy / Cognac, Rum

Type: Punches

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

Flavor Profile: Fruity/Citrus-forward, Sour, Sweet

About the Classic Rum-Brandy Punch Cocktail

This historic summer punch brings back the good ol’ days.

Ingredients in the Classic Rum-Brandy Punch Cocktail

  • Peels of 4 lemons
  • 1 cup Fine-grained raw sugar
  • 8 oz Fresh lemon juice, strained
  • 24 oz VSOP cognac or armagnac
  • 8 oz Dark, strong Jamaican rum
  • 40 oz Cold water

Garnish: Nutmeg

Glass: Punch

How to make the Classic Rum-Brandy Punch Cocktail

In a 1-gallon punch bowl, muddle the lemon peels with the sugar and let stand for 3 or 4 hours. Add the lemon juice and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Slide in a 1-quart block of ice and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. Ladle into punch cups in 3-ounce portions. (This recipe makes about 30 servings.)

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