As if you didn’t get enough rum on National Rum Day, have some more for National Rum Punch Day.

By Cari Jorgensen

Need another excuse to drink rum? You’re in luck. August 20 is National Rum Punch Day. We’ve got two cocktail recipes to help you make the most of this holiday.

Cali Tidings Punch

Cali Tidings Punch (courtesy of Caliche Rum)

Ingredients:
1 liter bottle Caliche Rum
1 bottle of sparkling wine
16 oz of Ruby port
12 oz curaçao liquor
12 oz fresh squeezed and strained orange juice
12 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
8 oz fresh squeezed strained lemon juice
8 oz light agave nectar
1 large block of ice

For garnish:
1 cup of hulled and sliced strawberries
2 large lemons pitted and sliced
Handful of mint leaves

Directions:
In a large punch bowl combine the Caliche, port, curaçao, fruit juices and agave nectar. Stir until well incorporated. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. When ready to serve add the ice and garnishes to the bowl, gently stir in the champagne. Serve in small punch cups.

Jumby Bay Rum Punch

Jumby Bay Signature Rum Punch (courtesy of Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort)

Ingredients:
2 oz Cavalier Dark Rum
.5 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
Dash Angostura Bitters
Simple Syrup To Taste
Nutmeg Powder

Garnish:
Lemon Slice

Directions:
Add the ingredients to a blender filled with ice and blend thoroughly. Pour into a glass and sprinkle a small amount of nutmeg powder over the top. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Do you have a favorite rum punch? Share it with us in the comments.