I was half-tempted to call this punch ‘Snakejuice’ (Parks and Rec fans know what I mean) because of how STRONG I first made it for our party a few weeks ago! I toned it down a bit, but I must warn you, it’s still pretty powerful! For the sake of my liver, I didn’t make an entire punch bowl of the stuff, so I’ve included the amounts for making drinks for 4 as well as a large batch for a party! It’s fruity, potent, and made with only the best.. Sailor Jerry Rum!
(makes enough for a large punch bowl)
1 (750ml) bottle of Sailor Jerry Rum
½ (750ml) bottle of sweet red wine
6oz (6 shots) triple sec
6oz simple syrup (recipe follows)
Juice from 5-6 limes
1 lime, sliced
1 orange, sliced
Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl and stir. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour before serving. Add ice to the punch bowl and serve.
To make homemade simple syrup you need:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
Add water and sugar to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 3-4 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved.
Let the syrup cool and then pour into a sealable container. I like to pour mine into small canning jars while still hot so they seal and can be stored at room temperature. They can still be stored in another container but I recommend keeping in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Punch for 4:
3oz Sailor Jerry Rum
2oz sweet red wine
1oz triple sec
1oz simple syrup
Juice from 1 lime
Orange and lime slices for garnish
Combine all ingredients except orange and lime slices in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour over ice into 4 glasses, garnish, and serve.
As always, enjoy responsibly!