Martha Washington Punch

Martha Washington Punch Cocktail

Base Spirit: Rum

Type: Punches

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

About the Martha Washington Punch Cocktail

Try the first First Lady’s famous rum-and-citrus drink.

Ingredients in the Martha Washington Punch Cocktail

Garnish: Nutmeg, lemon and orange half-wheels

Glass: Punch

How to make the Martha Washington Punch Cocktail

Add all the ingredients except the club soda to a pitcher or other container and stir to combine. Refrigerate until cold. Place a large ice block into a punch bowl (or fill halfway with large ice cubes). Add the prepared mixture and the club soda, and stir. Garnish with lemon and orange half-wheels and grated nutmeg.

*Spiced Simple Syrup


  • 1.5 cups Water
  • 1.5 cups Sugar
  • 2 Star anise pods
  • 1 to 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 4 to 5 Whole cloves


Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the sugar fully dissolves. Remove from heat and let stand until cool. Strain, and refrigerate until needed.

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