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Jamaican Rum Punch Recipe

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This Jamaican Rum Punch Recipe is the perfect drink for when you want a taste of the islands. It’s delicious and refreshing and the perfect drink to bring you to the Caribbean. This post is meant for an audience 21 and over.

jamaican rum punch in glass with ice


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Oh Jamaica! Jamaica! How I miss thee! I’ve got to say that I loved growing up in a Jamaican household and I love everything about Jamaica, especially the food! Which is why I really should share more Jamaican recipes with you all. Noted! More Caribbean recipes to come in the future will be added to my Caribbean recipes page. But for now, I must share this Jamaican rum punch recipe with you.

So what’s in a Jamaican Rum Punch?

  • Good Jamaican Rum – I use dark and white rum, Myers’s and Wray & Nephew.
  • Jamaican fruit punch syrup – You can find this in specialty stores, but it’s just flavored syrup. You can use grenadine as a substitute.
  • Delicious juices – Orange, pineapple, and lime give this tropical drink so much flavor.
  • Sparkling wine – an optional addition if you like your drink to have a little fizz.
ingredients for jamaican rum punch

I sometimes add sparkling wine to my punch because I’m a huge fan. This recipe is delish, with or without it.

How to make Jamaican Rum Punch

Add your ingredients to a pitcher and stir. Serve over ice. It’s as simple as that.

rum punch in pitcher

Can I make this drink one serving?

Absolutely! I’ve included the full amounts in the recipe card if you are serving punch for a crowd. For one serving, you need the following amounts:

  • 2.5 ounces of pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces of orange juice
  • 1.5 ounces of dark rum
  • 1.5 ounces of white rum
  • 1.5 ounces fruit punch syrup
  • a squeeze of lime juice

Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake the ingredients. Pour it into a single serving glass.

What’s the best rum to use in rum punch?

For this Jamaican version, I suggest using Jamaican rum. I suggest using Jamaican Appelton Rum or Myers’s rum as the dark rum in this punch. For the white rum, I suggest Wray & Nephew. Be warned, Wray & Nephew is nice and strong, so reduce the amount if you need to.

This drink is perfect for a crowd and super easy to prepare. I hope you love this drink recipe as much as we do.

What food should I serve with this rum punch?

This rum punch is great for social settings but goes well served with many dishes. Try it with my jerk chicken, escovitch fish, or fried chicken.

How to store rum punch, and how long does it last?

Store rum punch in the refrigerator without any ice. It will last for 3-4 days.

rum punch in glass with flamingo on top

Other Drink Recipes

Looking for more Jamaican recipes??? Head to the Recipe Category of Caribbean or try my Corned Beef and Cabbage, Rasta Pasta, or Callaloo and Saltfish recipes.

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Jamaican Rum Punch

This Jamaican Rum Punch Recipe is the perfect drink for when you want a taste of the islands. It's delicious and refreshing and the perfect drink to bring you to the Caribbean.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword jamaican rum punch, rum punch, rum punch recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 234kcal
Author Tanya


  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1 cup fruit punch syrup
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice


  • Mix it all in your favorite pitcher and enjoy over ice 🙂



Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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This post was originally published June 7, 2018. It has been updated with new helpful information and photos.

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Patricia Fowler

Monday 18th of March 2024

Great refreshing cocktail


Tuesday 19th of March 2024

Thanks, Patricia! So happy you liked the recipe :)

Barb Bissonnette

Friday 9th of December 2022

How in the world do you work as an attorney in addition to keeping up with your wonderful recipes?


Friday 9th of December 2022

lol, thank you! I'm currently not practicing law but still maintain my license. I now get to dedicate my days to creating and sharing recipes :)


Saturday 25th of September 2021

I love all your Jamaican recipes because they are so very good. I lived and worked in JA for some 25 years way back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, so I am really familiar with most JA foods and loved them all. Way back then, when you arrived at the airport in Kingston, you were handed a glass of Rum Punch. I already knew the "1 of sour,2 of sweet, 3 of strong, and 4 of weak" formula, but there was a special taste about the airport one , and I was told the "weak" was pineapple juice, not water. I was particularly intrigued by your addition of white wine, and I will be trying it shortly. Thanks for all you are doing to make us Jamaicans happy (and that does include me because I became a citizen shortly after Independence in 1962. Walk good always!


Monday 27th of September 2021

Nice!!! I think the white wine addition is a good twist. I hope you like it :)


Friday 4th of June 2021

Real Jamaican Rum Punch 1 part sour (Jamaican lime) 2 part sweet (cane sugar preferable brown) 3 part strong (Wray&Nephew white rum) 4 part weak (old time people used tea, now, anything goes) Works every time


Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Would using rum extract get the same flavor? I would like to make a 'dry' version of this for my workplace....any thoughts?


Wednesday 12th of February 2020

I think it would work. I would only start with 1 tsp of the extract though, that stuff is powerful.