Monday, April 18, 2011

Passionfruit Rum Punch

Good cocktails can cost an arm and a leg at the bar, not to mention the safety risk of consuming too much alcohol and then having to get home safely.  I've learned to make drinks like White Sangria to safely and affordably enjoy my own happy hour at home.

I saw this recipe in a recent issue of Bon Appetit and I bookmarked it immediately.  I was attracted to this recipe because it looked tropical and reminded me of cruising the blue waters of the Carribean, which beats sitting in Delaware on a cool, rainy Saturday.  This drink is perfectly balanced, so you won't taste the alcohol.  Beware, this is a strong, fruity punch and it will knock you down if you don't sip slowly.  As an added bonus, it only cost me about $8 to make four drinks compared to the $32 plus tip (for four drinks) that you would pay at a bar.  If you want to prepare a non-alcoholic version, try swapping out sparkling water (citrus-flavored or plain) for the rum.  Otherwise, drink up and enjoy!  I've made this twice over the past two weeks and it will be a standard party drink from now on.

Passionfruit Rum Punch
adapted (barely) from Bon Appetit
serves 4

1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 4-5 limes)
1 can frozen passionfruit concentrate (I found Goya in the frozen section at ShopRite)
2 cups white rum (about half of a 750ml bottle)
1 cup water
1 lime, sliced, for garnish
ice (preferably crushed)

In a two quart pitcher, mix lime juice, passionfruit concentrate, white rum, and water.  Pour over ice and garnish with lime.


  1. I love homemade libations, and this looks really good. I don't think I've ever had passion fruit, I'll have to give the a try!

  2. Idea. You come to my desk right now (yes all the way from NJ), and have some cocktails with me :)

  3. You had me at Passion Fruit! I wish I was better at making my own cocktails. I tend to take the easy route and settle for a glass of wine instead :)

  4. I have been craving a fruity rum drink- I guess the baby has a craving. ha!

    For now I'll have to try the non-alcoholic version but in a few months from now, it's on!


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