No Halloween festivity is complete without a pumpkin jack-o’-lantern. This year, impress your friends by serving up this delightful rum punch right inside a pumpkin! Make it at home, bring it over, serve it up, it’s as easy as pumpkin pie. Nicaragua’s Flor de Caña rum is slow-aged and highly acclaimed for its flavor profile. Subtle hints of caramel and vanilla mesh perfectly with the fresh lemon juice, cloves and apple juice to make this drink that ultimate party punch. Courtesy of Flor de Caña.
- 2 oz Flor de Caña 7-year Grand Reserve
- 4 sugar cubes
- 3 oz club soda
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 pinch of fresh nutmeg
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 2 oz apple juice
- Toasted pumpkin seeds (optional)
Dissolve the sugar cubes in 1 oz of club soda (this generally involves muddling to help process). Muddle the cloves with the sugar cubes. After the sugar cubes and cloves are muddled/dissolved, add the rest of the ingredients one at a time and stir as added. Add ice once all of the ingredients have been added and stirred. Stir the punch until it is chilled.
Strain the punch into a glass, punch bowl, or carved out pumpkin depending on the size of the portion, top with 2 oz club soda and garnish with apple slices, cinnamon sticks and pumpkin seeds.