Bajan Rum Punch: The Definitive Guide

It’s wonderful to see the diverse Barbados rum punch options on the shelves and at bars throughout the island. Here are some of our favourites:

Simply Carizma

Cafe Bar Carizma is a landmark cafe in Holetown on the west coast of Barbados. Well known for its hearty breakfast options and Taco Tuesdays, the cafe has also become popular for the Simply Carizma Famous Rum Punch! Visit Cafe Bar Carizma website to order yours.

Simply Carizma Rum Punch

Punch By Shane

Punch By Shane is a handcrafted blend whose growing reputation has seen it lining the shelves at popular supermarkets, and available at the Runway Dutyfree store and local farmers markets. Check out Punch By Shane on Instagram @punchbyshane

Punch By Shane

Mike’s Fresh Rum Punch

You’ll often spot the Mike’s Fresh Rum Punch car on the road, making deliveries to supermarkets, convenience stores, and individual buyers across Barbados. Contact Mike through Instagram at @mikes_fresh_bajan_rumpunch_

Mr. Delicious Rum Punch

You may know Mr. Delicious from their popular food truck that was located at Miami Beach. It was at Miami Beach that their amazing rum punch gained its reputation as one of the best in Barbados. Direct message them on Instagram at @mrdeliciousbar for orders and deliveries.

Mr. Delicious Rum Punch

Traditional Favourites

For the purists who prefer a traditional blend Cockspur Rum Punch is the top pick.

Cockspur Rum Punch

Making Your Own

Want to experiment with your own rum punch blend?
Start with these basics and fine-tune it to your tastes:

One measure – lime juice (freshly squeezed if available)
Two measures – simple syrup
Three measures – dark rum
Four measures – water
One dash – Angostura Bitters
Freshly grated nutmeg

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Common Queries About Rum Punch

What is rum punch made of?

Rum punch is a typically made with a combination of: rum, fruit juice, sweetener, and flavorings or spices. For Barbados rum punch: fruit juice = lime, sweetener = simple syrup and flavorings/spices = nutmeg & Angostura bitters

What is the best rum drink in Barbados?

Oh so many to choose from! I would say the best is a traditional Rum Punch but if you’re feeling to experiment a bit try the Anchors Away at Tiki Bar (Spiced Rum, Coconut Rum, Banana and Pineapple Juice) or the rum sours at 6 Mix Bar!

What is the history of rum punch in Barbados?

Rum has been a part of Barbados culture for several centuries, with the first recorded recipe for rum punch dating back to the 1600’s! As you can imagine it was a simple start with just rum, lime juice, sugar, and water, all pretty abundant on the island. Nutmeg and Angostura bitters were later additions.

Today local bartenders and mixologists continue to experiment with the original rum punch recipe, adding their own special twists! Rum punch remains a symbol of Barbadian culture and heritage, and it is thoroughly enjoyed by locals and visitors.

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