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Christmas Rum Punch


A dash of seasonal cinnamon ensures this refreshing rum punch recipe from Locanda Verde bartender Naren Young will be a welcome addition to any holiday party. Also Try: Horse and Carriage Punch

  • Servings: 9

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 6057


  • Lime slices, for ice and garnish
  • Apple wedges, for ice and for garnish
  • Cranberries, for ice
  • 3/4 cup Citrus-Ginger Sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 3/4 cups dark rum
  • 2 1/4 cups Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 cups Amaretto
  • 3 3/4 cups apple juice, preferably organic
  • 3 1/2 cups sparkling water
  • Orange slices, for garnish
  • Freshly grated cinnamon, for garnish


  1. Fill a 2-cup container with water and add lime slices, apple wedges, and cranberries; cover and transfer to a freezer. Freeze until solid.

  2. In a large punch bowl, mix together sugar and lime juice until dissolved. Add rum, Grand Marnier, Amaretto, and apple juice. Transfer to refrigerator until ready to serve.

  3. Add ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with lime slices, orange slices, apple wedges, and cinnamon; serve.

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  • rachelcrary1
    3 DEC, 2015
    I LOVED this punch recipe! I have an annual holiday party and try a new punch recipe every year - until now. Out of the ten punch recipes I've tried this is by far the BEST.
  • MS112612079
    7 DEC, 2013
    We made this for our Christmas party this weekend. It was a hit with all the guests! I would highly recommend it!
  • worldsbestdad
    10 JAN, 2011
    I had the perfect opportunity to make this over Christmas when the in-laws were coming. It was a terrific ice breaker. One good money saving tip we used was to substitute Triple Sec for the Grand Marnier (30 dollars versus 8). Nearly the same result with the benefit of being able to use the Triple Sec for cooking. It says it serves 9 but could serve 20 (light drinkers) if you watered it down a bit more.
  • garveyk
    15 DEC, 2010
    If you watch the video - they say what type of rum they use on the show!
  • MissMidori
    15 DEC, 2010
    What is the brand of RUM that you use.