The perfect summer party punch

Summer time is party time and here is a great idea for a summer punch. This recipe is sure to impress your friends. This recipe makes 27 individual drinks when served in white wine glasses making it a perfect holiday party punch.

The Summer Punch (aka English Christmas Punch)


  • 750 ml bottle dark rum
  • 750 mi bottle dry red wine
  • 3 cups strong tea
  • 1 lb superfine sugar
  • juice of 1 large orange
  • juice of 1 lemon


  1. Heat, but do not allow to boil, the wine, tea, lemon and orange juices in a saucepan or chafing dish.
  2. Pour the heated mix into a heat proof punch bowl.
  3. Place as much sugar as possible into a large ladle and any excess sugar into the punch bowl.
  4. Saturate the sugar in the ladle with rum.
  5. Ignite the rum and sugar in the ladle and pour it while still aflame into the punch.
  6. Stir well and extinguish the flames.
  7. Pour the remainder of the rum into the punch.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Serve in white wine glasses.



~ by tallhorsewines on January 21, 2010.

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