How to Make Belize’s Take on the Classic Rum Punch

The nation’s official cocktail has a delicious citrus twist that you’ll want to try.

June 9, 2020
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Think if you’ve tried one rum punch you’ve tried them all? Think again. Belize Tourism Board

Few cocktails have as many different recipes out there as the rum punch. It’s one of the best drinks to take liberties with, as you can feel like a mad scientist mixing and matching fruits and dialing down or cranking up the amount of rum you prefer. And, of course, you can play around with the types of rum, because this cocktail is all about good vibes.

That might be why the rum punch is also the official cocktail of Belize. Or maybe it’s just because it’s delicious. Whatever the reason, this is a drink that you’re sure to find on just about every restaurant and bar in the country—and if it’s missing from any, you should demand answers.

We are of the belief that if a cocktail is good enough to be a nation’s official drink, we should want to know how it’s made, and the Belize Tourism Board agrees. That’s why they were kind enough to share this easy recipe with us, so we can answer the very important question: Is this the best rum punch we’ve had this week?


Rum Punch by the Belize Tourism Board


  • 2 cups of white rum
  • 1 cup of coconut rum
  • 2.5 cups of fresh orange juice, pineapple juice and lime juice
  • Optional: 3 tbsp of grenadine (or enough to make the punch into a pretty pink color)

How to Make It:

Simply stir all the ingredients together in a pitcher or punch bowl, and chill before serving.


Use short rocks glasses full of ice, and garnish with slices of orange and pineapple or cherries.

This recipe yields 8-10 servings.


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