Jamie Boudreau of Canon in Seattle tells us that many prominent figures in American history, such as George Washington, have also enjoyed this rum-forward punch.
Note: To make a large ice block, freeze water in a Tupperware container overnight.
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- Yield:serves 20
- Active time: 5 minutes
- Total time:5 minutes
- 6 ounces muscovado sugar
- 5 ounces fresh lemon juice from about 3 lemons
- 10 ounces fresh lime juice from 8 to 10 limes
- 8 ounces (1 cup) light rum such as Cruzan
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) dark rum such as Appleton V/X
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) cognac such as Courvoisier
- 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry cava, chilled
- 1 large ice block (see note)
- Garnish: lemon and lime wheels
Combine sugar, lemon, and lime juice in a very large punch bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add light rum, dark rum, and cognac. Stir well. Add cava and a large ice block.
Serve in ice-filled punch glasses, garnished with lemon and lime wheels if desired.