Apple Cinnamon Rum Punch will be your new favorite Fall drink! Perfect for entertaining, this drink packs a punch, with a smooth finish and warming spice. Make a big batch ahead, and garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices
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Fall might just be my favorite time of year. Football season, holidays, the gorgeous colors of the season and, of course, comfort food.
I’m a creature of habit when it comes to drinks, particularly alcoholic beverages. I have a couple of favorites, and quite honestly don’t normally jump into the seasonal drink craze. To me, Fall drinks always mean warm…and the only warm drink I do is coffee. But when opportunity calls, I answer…with Apple Cinnamon Rum Punch.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
- It’s perfect as a cocktail, but also easy to make non-alcoholic
- You can adjust the amount of rum to your preference
- You can adapt mixers to your preference
This Apple Cinnamon Rum Punch is fantastic! Smooth and so flavorful, with a wonderful background spice.
INGREDIENT TIPS FOR APPLE CINNAMON RUM PUNCH
Use fresh apple cider, one that’s not from concentrate. You can find it in the produce section of the grocery store, in a variety of sizes. If you can find cider made locally, that’s even better.
Fresh apple cider is like fresh-squeezed orange juice, and does have pulp. If you don’t like pulp, pour the cider through a strainer first.
When I first created this Apple Cinnamon Rum Punch I used Bacardi for the rum. Another great option would be Captain Morgan, and the spiced rum adds such a nice flavor note to the punch.
I like to use Coke (or Diet Coke) as the mixer. And when I want more citrus flavor, I recommend Sprite. Both complement the rum really well.
Do not add fresh cinnamon sticks to the drink dispenser. For a 1-gallon container that’s A LOT of cinnamon sticks and it will overpower the drink.
Add apple slices and lemon slices to the drink dispenser The slices infuse more flavor into the Apple Cinnamon Rum Punch.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
I make apple cinnamon rum punch in a 1-gallon beverage dispenser.
- Pour apple cider to the dispenser
- Add rum and Coke/Sprite
- Use a long-handled wooden spoon, and mix well
- Add apple and lemon slices, and stir again
- Allow mixture to rest in the fridge for at least one hour
NOTE: I have adjusted measurements since original publishing.
I use 2 cups (16oz) of rum for every 1/2 gallon of apple cider. Originally I used 1 1/2 cups of rum but honestly, it was pretty weak! So I encourage you to experiment with proportions, to find the perfect mixture for you.
Do not add ice to the large container, because the ice will dilute the punch. Instead, store the container in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
Have extra apple slices, lemon slices, and cinnamon sticks on hand for your guests to garnish their drinks.
Make a double batch and keep half in the fridge until it’s needed. Then you can just refill the dispenser.
To make this non-alcoholic, simply omit the rum and double the Coke/Sprite. If you will have some of both at a party, be sure to clearly label the dispensers, and maybe even use a completely different dispenser for the non-alcoholic option.
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- 1/2 gallon fresh apple cider (not from concentrate)
- 2 cups (16oz) rum (I use Bacardi or Captain Morgan)
- 15 ounces Coca-Cola
- 1 large apple, sliced
- 1 large lemon, sliced
- cinnamon sticks
- apple slices
- In a large beverage dispenser, add apple cider, rum, and coke.
- Mix well with a long wooden spoon. Add apple and lemon slices, and mix again.
- Chill in the fridge for at least one hour
- TO SERVE: Fill glasses halfway with ice cubes. In each glass, add 1 cinnamon stick and 2 apple slices. Fill glasses with Apple Cinnamon Rum Punch. Cinnamon sticks will infuse the punch
Use fresh apple cider, one that’s not from concentrate
Do not add fresh cinnamon sticks to the drink dispenser. For a 1-gallon container that’s A LOT of cinnamon sticks and it will dilute the flavor
If you want more citrus flavor, substitute the coke for Sprite
Experiment with the rum proportions to find what works best for you
To make this non-alcoholic, simply omit the rum and double the Coke/Sprite. If you will have some of both at a party, be sure to clearly label the dispensers, and maybe even use a completely different dispenser for the non-alcoholic option
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g
Nutrient values are estimates only. Variations may occur due to product availability and food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients, etc