This Cranberry and Mint Rum Punch is a Caribbean-inspired holiday cocktail made with rum and cranberry-infused simple syrup and garnished with mint. Festive, fun, and perfect for all your holiday parties.
1/2cupfresh mint leaveswashed and dried – plus more for garnishing
1/2cuplime juicefreshly squeezed from 4-5 limes
1 1/2cuprumsuch as Flor de Cana
Place the cranberries, water, and 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Stirring regularly, bring it to a boil, and then, let it simmer for 10 minutes or until the granulated sugar completely dissolves. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
In the mean time, place fresh mint leaves and 3 tablespoons in a measuring cup. Mash it with a muddler until mint leaves are completely bruised and sugar is dissolved.
Strain the cranberry syrup into a pitcher. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cranberries for garnishing, for later.
Add the lime juice, rum, and mint in to the pitcher. Stir it until they are all mixed.
Strain the mixture through a medium mash strainer pressing gently to make sure you get all the juices out of the mint leaves.
Pour it over tall glasses filled with ice cubes, and garnish each glass with fresh mint leaves and reserved cranberries.