National Rum Punch Day is September 20th

Now, my sources say that September 20th is Rum Punch Day, but after doing a little digging around online, there seems to be conflicting thoughts on this, as others claim it to be August 16th.

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However, I think September 20th happens to work out better. Why? Because tomorrow, September 19th, is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and well, what’s a pirate with his rum?

And, with the start of fall just a few days away, a pitcher of rum punch is the perfect way to wrap up the last days of summer. There’s even a handy little “poem” to help you remember how to make a traditional rum punch:

~ One part sour (lime juice)
~ Two parts sweet (sugar)
~ Three parts strong (rum)
~ Four parts weak (water)

Simply combine everything together, serve over ice and grate a little fresh nutmeg over top!

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Rum Punch
from Bobby Flay

1 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups grenadine syrup
2 cups Jamaican white rum
1 cup light rum
2 cups fresh pineapple juice
2 cups fresh orange juice
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg, optional
Orange slices, for garnish
Pineapple slices, for garnish

~ Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher or punch bowl.

~ Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

~ Garnish with orange or pineapple slices.

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Caribbean Rum Punch
from Allrecipes

1 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups simple syrup
3 cups amber rum
4 cups orange juice
4 dashes bitters
freshly grated nutmeg

~ In a pitcher, combine lime juice, simple syrup, rum and orange juice.

~ Add a few dashes of bitters and some grated nutmeg to taste.

~ Serve chilled over ice.

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[image: flickr]

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