Hemingway Punch

November 13, 2015


J and I honeymooned at a place called Jumby Bay and when you arrived on the island, you were greeted with their signature cocktail – Rum Punch.  I proceeded to indulge in them for the next week and still mourn the fact I can’t find something similar stateside… but this drink (with its freshly ground nutmeg and brown sugar syrup) is pretty close to hitting the spot. IMG_4481

Hemingway Punch

  • 3 oz rum
  • 1/2 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1.5 oz Brown Sugar Syrup (recipe below)
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  1. Combine rum, maraschino liqueur, grapefruit juice, lime juice and brown sugar syrup in an ice filled cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake and strain into 2 ice filled glasses.
  3. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a slice of lime.

* I quadrupled this recipe and made it a pitcher drink – perfect for guests to serve themselves!


Brown Sugar Syrup 

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and stir until the brown sugar is dissolved
  3. Let cool and store in a fridge up to a month.

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Bottom’s up!


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