Oloffson’s Rum Punch


Adapted from Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean, by Jeff Berry

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  • 1 rounded teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2½ ounces Rhum Barbancourt (Berry suggests the 8-year-old Five Star bottling)
  • 1½ ounces fresh orange juice
  • ¼ ounce maraschino liqueur
  • ½ ounce Myers’s Original Dark Jamaican Rum (float)

In a cocktail shaker, stir together the sugar and lime juice until the sugar dissolves. Add remaining ingredients (except Myers’s) and ice. Shake well, and strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Pour Myers’s gently over the rounded bowl of a spoon to “float” it on top of the drink.

Published on December 9, 2015
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Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net

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