Fall Rum Punch

A centuries-old Caribbean rum punch recipe reads simply, “1 part sour, 2 parts sweet, 3 parts strong, and 4 parts weak.” Though that ratio still holds true, we think a bit more specificity might be helpful. For this comforting, aromatic fall punch, we use quality dark rum, crisp apple cider, and our Olive Tree Cinnamon Pear Premium Balsamic Vinegar. This is the perfect drink for unwinding in front of a roaring fire at the end of a long day, or for mixing up in a large batch for a casual cocktail party.

Fall Rum Punch

3 ounces dark spiced rum
1 ounce Olive Tree Cinnamon Pear Premium Balsamic Vinegar
1 ounce apple cider
3 dashes angostura bitters
3 ounces club soda
apple slices, for garnish

Glassware: Rocks or highball glass

Method: Fill the glass with ice, pour all ingredients over the ice, and mix well using a spoon. Garnish with apple and enjoy!


Planning for a party?

Punch is a great party drink, especially because you can prepare it up to one hour ahead and refrigerate. When your guests arrive, serve with a bucket of ice and let your guests help themselves.


Yields 12-14 drinks


750 ml dark spiced rum
200 ml Olive Tree Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar
16 ounces apple cider
20 dashes angostura bitters
24 ounces club soda
1 apple, peeled, cored, and sliced, for garnish