Toasted Clove Punch Recipe

Toasted Clove Punch Recipe

[Photo: Naomi Bishop]

Developed by Zachary Agustin and Shawn Heale at Rob Roy in Seattle, this punch smells like Christmas.

Note: To make rich demerara syrup, combine 1 cup water with 2 cups demerara sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  • Yield:serves 20
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:30 minutes


  • 1 whole orange
  • 12 cloves
  • 22 1/2 ounces (about 2 3/4 cups) aged rum
  • 10 ounces (1 1/4 cups) Banks 5 Island rum
  • 12 1/2 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) Gosling's Black Seal rum
  • 20 ounces (2 1/2 cups) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15 ounces (about 2 cups) demerara syrup (see above)
  • 2 tablespoons whole allspice berries


  1. 1.

    Pierce orange with cloves. Holding the orange with a fork, torch the cloves with a brulée torch until fragrant.

  2. 2.

    Combine all three rums, lemon juice, demerara syrup, and allspice in punchbowl. Add clove-pierced orange. Let sit for 20 minutes before serving, then serve in ice-filled punch glasses.