This watermelon rum punch recipe is perfect for summer, with island juices, watermelon puree, and white rum. A refreshing tropical drink from the Caribbean.
When I was a young teenager my parents took us on a vacation to Santa Domingo where my great uncle lived. I remember some of the food tasted a little different because it was cooked with peanut oil. However, I did love the abundance of fresh fruit, and the hotel we stayed at made the most delicious rum punch. Of course, mine was sans rum but it was delicious.
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One of the waiters told us that the main ingredient was watermelon. So, here we are, many years later, and I find myself with extra watermelon. Why not try and make a fun punch? It would be perfect to bring to my sister's house warming party.
What Goes in a Watermelon Rum Punch?
- Watermelon - the majority of the drink
- Other Juices - I used mango, lime and pineapple juice
- A bit of Angostura bitters
- White Rum
This is a good solution if you want to make a fruit salad and use a watermelon rind as a serving bowl. You can use some of the watermelon for the fruit salad and freeze the rest. This is exactly what I did a little while ago. I made a fruit salad and served it in a carved-out watermelon. The extra melon was placed in a large zip bag and tossed in the freezer.
After letting the watermelon defrost on the counter, you can puree the flesh in a food processor, or a blender. I played around with the puree and other juices to get a taste I liked. After all, my visit to Santa Domingo was a long time ago. For an extra kick, I added some bitters.
I'm happy to say that everyone loved the watermelon rum punch I brought to the party. I also brought along some cans of seltzer water to add to the punch, for those who wanted a lighter, low sugar, lower-calorie drink.
- 4 cups watermelon flesh
- 1 cup mango juice
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon Angostura bitters
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 cups white rum
- Puree watermelon in a food processor or blender.
- Place watermelon puree in a large pitcher.
- Add mango and pineapple juice.
- Add lime juice and bitters.
- Stir well.
- Add rum and stir again.
- Place in refrigerator until ready to serve
- Garnish with fruit slices such as lemon or lime.
- Serve with seltzer to lighten the drink.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
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