Friday Cocktail: Orange-Sage-Ginger Rum Punch

rum punch 2

Okay, it’s the weekend, you’re having people over for a party, and you have a bunch of rum that you just need to get rid of. What do you do?

Make rum punch; what else? I was inspired by this punch recipe after inviting a bunch of people over and deciding that I needed a non-wine beverage to serve alongside all the wine (and believe me, there was a lot of wine). It turned out delicious: sweet, with an edge.

rum punch

You will need:

1 1/2 cup of rum (I used spiced, and it was tasty, but you could probably use almost any kind of rum, except black rum. That, you should save for Dark and Stormies)

1/2 cup of orange juice (I just bought some no-pulp juice from the store; I bet it’s even better hand-squeezed)

2 bottles of ginger beer (Because this is Walla Walla, I couldn’t find ginger beer, so I went with some fancy ginger ale in bottles)

sage leaves

1 oz agave nectar (I used less than an ounce, but I don’t like my cocktails very sweet)


Muddle the blueberries and sage in the bottom of a pitcher, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Stir. Enjoy. I put my pitchers into the fridge to let the flavors meld for about an hour, but it was delicious right off the bat.

BOOM! Party pleaser. You are now the best host or hostess.

Have a good weekend!


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