Fishhouse Punch Royale Recipe

Fishhouse Punch Royale Recipe

[Photo: Jaime Boudreau]

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.

  • 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


  1. 1.

    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.

  2. 2.

    Serve in ice-filled punch glasses, garnished with lemon and lime wheels if desired.