Rum Punch recipe

So the summer got off to a flying start, made us all believe that this island could give us a little taste of Island life. So it’s been a bit more, well, English lately – the best way to bring back the summer is with a good rum punch!
Like a lot of good things, there’s a whole lot of different opinions on where rum punch came from – like it comes from the Sanskrit word pañc – but what pretty much everyone agrees on, is it was sailors who made the first ones which are like the ones we make now. On the old European sailing ships, the crewmen drank a load of beer because water got stale and dangerous on long voyages and the alcohol content made sure that the beer didn’t go that way. Thing was, once you got to somewhere hot the beer would go rancid, leaving the ship without a liquid they could give the crew in bulk. They had ship’s rum of course – plus there was a whole lotta fruit on the islands – so a fruit-based drink too thin out the rum made good sense…
Today like back then, everyone got their own recipe, here’s ours:

500ml Pineapple Juice
500ml Orange juice
grated nutmeg
75 ml Wray & Nephew overproof rum (add more if you want stronger)
Dash of lime
2 tablespoons sugar
47 ml Syrup Strawberry or Grenadine

Because this is so easy to drink, remember to do that responsibly and if you want the real thing, you know where we are…

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