Make This! Rum Punch for Your Next Party

Whether you having friends over for the holidays, the big game, or just because, nothing pulls an event together like an easy make-ahead punch. With red wine, amber rum, and plenty of soul-warming winter spice, this particular recipe is perfect for cold-weather entertaining.

punch recipe for winter


Rum Punch for a Crowd

Recipe may be doubled or tripled

1 3/4 cups red wine
1/2 cup amber rum
2 tablespoons Rum Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup (or regular maple syrup)
12 dashes cinnamon bitters (or 3 cinnamon sticks)
6 dashes clove bitters (or 4 whole dried cloves)
6 dried anise stars
5 dried allspice berries
2 cups cider
1/4 cup lime juice

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punch recipe ingredients

Directions

Combine red wine, rum, maple syrup, bitters (or substitutes), and spices in a large pitcher or beverage dispenser.

punch recipe steps

punch recipe steps

Let sit for a few hours to allow flavors to marry. More time will result in a more intense spice profile.

punch recipe directions

Add cider and lime juice to pitcher and give it a good stir.

punch recipe preparation

Serve in punch glasses, Mason jars, or mugs, with ice, if desired. 

punch recipe serving

Adapted from this recipe.

 

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