Phil Ward of Mayahuel in New York City created this tasty rum punch for the 2009 autumn season. It's interesting because it is simple but brings together a fantastic aged rum by Flor De Cana with almost every taste of the season.
The recipe below is for a single cocktail, but it can easily be transformed into a party punch by multiplying the quantities by the number of drinks you expect to serve. Also, for the ultimate Halloween party touch, hollow out a pumpkin and use that as a punch bowl - it also adds a little more pumpkin flavor.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail or Punchbowl
- 2 ounces Flor De Caña 7-year Grand Reserve Rum
- 4 sugar cubes
- 3 ounces club soda
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 pinch of fresh nutmeg
- 1 ounces lemon juice
- 2 ounces apple juice
- Toasted pumpkin seeds (optional)
- Apple slices, cinnamon sticks and pumpkin seeds for garnish
- Dissolve the sugar cubes in 1 ounce of club soda.
- Add cloves and muddle until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, one at a time, stirring as each is added.
- Add ice and stir until well chilled.
- Strain the punch into a glass (or punchbowl if you're going for quantity).
- Top with 2 ounces of club soda.
- Garnish with apple slices, cinnamon sticks and pumpkin seeds.
Recipe Courtesy: Mixologist Phil Ward for Flor De Cana Rum
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