December 5, 2023Review Recipe
Table of Contents
- Pineapple Rum Punch Ingredients
- Substitutions And Additions
- How To Make This Rum Pineapple Cocktail Recipe
- Troubleshooting This Recipe
- How To Serve This Rum Punch Cocktail
- When To Serve
- Storing This Rum Pineapple Cocktail
- Why We Love This Recipe
- More Recipes You’ll Love
- JUMP TO RECIPE
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This rum pineapple cocktail is perfect for summer—it’s sweet, fruity, and refreshing, with a kick of rum to give it some extra flavor. From the pineapple juice to the hints of coconut to the bubbly soda, this drink is sure to cool you down when the weather is warm.
Pineapple Rum Punch Ingredients
Pineapple rum punch is the ultimate drink that packs a punch with every sip.
This concoction is a perfect blend of juicy pineapples, tangy lime juice, and a generous amount of rum.
- ¾ cup of pineapple juice
- ⅓ cup of coconut rum
- ½ cup of lemon-lime soda
- ⅛ cup of fresh lime juice
- ⅛ cup of simple syrup
- Fresh pineapple skewer and ice cubes, for garnish
I like to get the little mini (six-ounce) cans of pineapple juice to keep on hand in my pantry.
These are great for this recipe since six ounces is equivalent to three-quarters of a cup, and they come in a four or six-pack.
This way, I do not need to open a large bottle of pineapple juice if I am only using it to make a couple of cocktails.
Substitutions And Additions
RUM: If you do not like the flavor of coconut, you can substitute a white rum, dark rum, or even a spiced rum in this pineapple rum punch drink.
I really think that the coconut rum and the pineapple juice blend beautifully together and make a lovely summertime cocktail, but the substitutes work well too.
PINEAPPLE JUICE: If you don’t have pineapple juice on hand or prefer a different fruit flavor, consider using orange juice or a blend of fruit juices like mango and passion fruit.
SODA: You can easily swap out the lemon-lime soda for ginger ale, club soda, or lemon-lime sparkling water in this drink recipe.
SIMPLE SYRUP: I like to keep a bottle of simple syrup stocked in my pantry. You can find this at most liquor or grocery stores.
It is great to keep on hand for all types of cocktails. You can make your own by combining equal parts – a half cup of each – of granulated sugar and water.
You will heat it in a small saucepan on medium heat just until the sugar dissolves. You do not want to boil the simple syrup.
Allow it to cool, then store it in the refrigerator in a lidded jar for up to two weeks.
GARNISH: To make this easy cocktail even more tropical, add maraschino cherries to the skewer and orange slices to the side of the glass.
A drink umbrella is always a cheery addition too.
ICE CUBES: Add another layer of tasty fruit by making ice cubes out of orange juice so that when they melt, they don’t water down your drink but rather add more fresh flavor.
How To Make This Rum Pineapple Cocktail Recipe
The simple ingredients will come together quickly in a cocktail shaker, ready to pour into your glass in minutes.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, depending on how many people you are serving.
STEP ONE: In a cocktail shaker or large mason jar with a lid, add the pineapple juice, coconut rum, lemon-lime soda, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.
Shake to combine.
STEP TWO: Fill two (12-ounce) low-ball cocktail glasses three-quarters full with ice cubes.
Pour half, approximately one cup each of pineapple rum punch, of the cocktail mix over the ice in each glass.
If you are making a large batch, you can pour all of your ingredients into a large pitcher or even a punch bowl instead of individual glasses.
STEP THREE: Garnish with a skewer of fresh pineapple chunks.
Add colorful paper straws to your glass when serving for a pop of extra color.
Troubleshooting This Recipe
The drink is too weak or watery
Solution: If your punch tastes too weak or watery, it could be due to too much ice melting or not enough flavor concentration.
Add more pineapple juice or rum to strengthen the flavors. You can also add a bit more sugar or a splash of citrus juice to enhance the overall taste.
The drink is too sweet
Solution: If your punch is overly sweet, it might not be to everyone’s liking.
Balance the sweetness by adding more pineapple juice or rum to dilute it.
You can also try squeezing fresh lime or lemon juice into the punch to counteract the sweetness with some acidity.
The drink has too strong of an alcoholic flavor
Solution: If the rum taste is too overpowering, it can be unpleasant for some.
To mellow the alcohol flavor, add more pineapple juice to the mix. You can also add a splash of soda water for a lighter touch.
How To Serve This Rum Punch Cocktail
When To Serve
SUMMER COOKOUTS: Serve rum cocktails at your summer gatherings, such as backyard barbecues.
BEACH PARTIES: If you’re hitting the beach with friends or hosting a beach-themed party, this drink is an ideal choice.
LUAU-THEMED PARTIES: This pineapple cocktail is a must-have at parties or any tropical-themed event.
Storing This Rum Pineapple Cocktail
While you can make a batch of this punch ahead of time, we think it is best made fresh.
IN THE FRIDGE: You can make this amazing cocktail ahead of time and keep it chilled in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours or until ready to serve.
Do not add ice until you are ready to serve, or the ice will water down your punch.
IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing this cocktail. It is best made fresh.
Why We Love This Recipe
QUICK TO PREPARE: Making this brunch is a breeze. With simple ingredients and straightforward steps, it’s accessible to even novice cooks.
IDEAL FOR ENTERTAINING: This punch is a fantastic option for hosting gatherings. It can be made in large batches, allowing you to serve a crowd effortlessly.
REFRESHING: The combination of pineapple juice and rum creates an invigorating drink that’s perfect for cooling down on hot days.
Once you have a sip of this pineapple rum punch, you’ll think you are on a beach vacation. All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this yummy punch, and you’ll want to serve it at all of your summer parties.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you would like to make a pitcher of pineapple rum punch ahead of time, you can store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Wait to add the ice cubes until you are ready to serve the drink so that it doesn’t melt, and water it down.
This easy recipe is best served in a 12-ounce lowball cocktail glass.
Any kind of rum would work well in this delicious drink. Choose white, dark, or even spiced rum as an alternative to coconut rum.
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Rum Pineapple Cocktail
- ¾ cup pineapple juice
- ⅓ cup coconut rum,
- ½ cup lemon-lime soda
- ⅛ cup fresh lime juice
- ⅛ cup simple syrup
- Fresh pineapple skewer and ice cubes, for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker or large mason jar with a lid, add the pineapple juice, coconut rum, lemon-lime soda, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake to combine.
- Fill 2 (12-ounce) low-ball cocktail glasses ¾ full with ice cubes. Pour half (approximately 1 cup each of pineapple rum punch) of the cocktail mix over the ice in each glass.
- Garnish with a skewer of fresh pineapple pieces.
- I like to get the little mini (6-ounce) cans of pineapple juice to keep on hand in my pantry. These are great for this recipe since 6 ounces is equivalent to ¾ cup, and they come in a 4 or 6 pack. This way, I do not need to open a large bottle of pineapple juice if I am only using it to make a couple of cocktails.
- This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, depending on how many people you are serving.
- If you are making a large batch, you can pour all of your ingredients into a large pitcher or even a punch bowl instead of individual glasses.