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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Cheers To The Long Weekend!!!

Just because Labor Day weekend is upon us, does not mean that we cannot celebrate.  I stumbled upon this Pineapple Mango Rum Punch recipe on Pinterest from Papernstitch Blog the other day and thought it would be just the thing needed to celebrate the end of summer.   I plan on making a batch and enjoying the next 4 days with lots of family, friends, and fireworks.  Bottoms Up!!!

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Ingredients for Pineapple Mango Rum Punch

Makes one cocktail.
  • 3 oz of pineapple coconut juice
  • 3 oz of coconut rum (you can also use light or dark rum here instead)
  • 1 oz of mango juice
  • 1 oz of orange juice
  • splash of grenadine (mainly just for looks)
  • lime slices and/or orange zest for garnish
  • edible flowers for garnish

How to Make Pineapple Mango Rum Punch

1. Combine all juices. Combine all juices (pineapple coconut, mango, and orange) and rum. Then stir.
Tropical rum drinks like this can be used with all kinds of fruit juices.
2. Stir and pour over ice. I like using nugget ice for cocktails because it looks really pretty. Plus, I like chewing ice and this one is the best!
3. Add color. This is an optional step, but I like adding a splash of grenadine for color to rum punch cocktails. The grenadine will fall to the bottom and give the drink a pretty ombre look. It’s not a necessary step, but definitely adds an unexpected pop of color – great for parties.
4. Garnish. To take this cocktail up a notch, add lime, orange zest, and/or edible flowers for garnish. I like using orchids for a drink like this because it makes such a big impact. Did you know that orchids are actually edible? 
To get the orange zest ribbon I just used a peeler to peel a long strip of zest from the orange. Not going to lie, it took a couple of tried to get a long piece that I could then curl, but it’s worth it, IMO.
Note for making larger batches: If making a rum punch in a large batch, rather than a single drink, treat the ounce numbers above as parts instead. So, for example, if you’re making a large batch of pineapple mango rum punch, you’d use 3 parts pineapple coconut juice, 3 parts coconut rum, 1 part mango juice, and 1 part orange juice.

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