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Blood Orange Pomegranate Rum Punch

Blood orange pomegranate rum punch - cocktail in glass with floating orange slice
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I make cocktails to distribute to adults during trick or treating on Halloween. Last year I made an apple cider cocktail, and the year before that I made a bloody mary. I think some people come to my street first because they know I give out cocktails!

I wanted to do something with dry ice this year, but I didn’t plan far enough in advance to procure dry ice. I decided to use blood orange and pomegranate the night before Halloween. When I went to the store in the afternoon on Halloween, they were out of pretty much everything blood orange (juice, soda, and even the oranges.) I was able to get enough oranges for one batch of cocktails, so I ended up winging a recipe for a second cocktail once I ran out of these. It was delicious, too, but I didn’t write down the recipe at all (it included pomegranate juice, 7Up, rum, and pineapple juice).

If you had the cocktail on Halloween, this recipe might have more orange in it than the one you tried. I thought it was light on the orange (because I got the last blood oranges the store had on Halloween), so I made it again and adjusted to have slightly more orange juice.

The recipe card below is for a batch cocktail, but the notes section at the bottom includes proportions for a single drink.

Blood Orange Pomegranate Rum Punch

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: big batch cocktail, cocktail, halloween cocktail
Servings: 1 gallon

Ingredients

  • 6 cups blood orange juice
  • 2 blood oranges sliced (for garnish)
  • 4 cups rum (light rum recommended)
  • cups pomegranate juice
  • 4 cups lemon lime soda

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and stir well.
  • Garnish with slice of blood orange.
  • Serve chilled or over ice.

Notes

For a single cocktail, I recommend starting with ⅓ cup blood orange juice, ¼ cup rum, 2 tbsp pomegranate juice, and ¼ cup lemon lime soda – then adjust to taste. 

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