Rum Pu Punch

For the last day of filming I just had to make up some of my Mum’s delicious rum punch – it’s a family favourite and I love it… and so did the crew! You can leave out the rum if you prefer a non-alcoholic punch, but remember – more rum, more dancing!

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Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen

Ebury Press


In a medium saucepan set over a medium heat, stir together the sugar and water until dissolved, then set aside until cold.

In a large pitcher, mix the cold sugar syrup with the lime and lemon juice, Angostura bitters, mango and strawberry purées and the rum. Stir together until well mixed and chill.

When ready to serve, stir in the fruit juice and lemonade.

Serve over ice, garnished with lime and orange slices and a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg.



  • 175ml boiling water
  • 175g granulated sugar
  • juice of 4 limes and 4 lemons
  • 1 tsp Angostura bitters
  • 400ml mango purée
  • 150ml strawberry purée
  • 300ml white rum
  • 1 litre tropical fruit juice
  • 1 litre lemonade
  • plenty of ice cubes, to serve
  • lime wedges and orange slices, to garnish
  • freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish