August 5, 2015

Pomegranate Rum Punch

Recipe: Eric Vellend

Garnish this punch with orange, mint and pomegranate seeds for a festive look and extra hit of flavor. Best of all, you can make an alcohol free version for everyone to enjoy at your next party. See details below. 


  • 1⁄4 cup simple syrup
  • 6 tbsp fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1⁄4 cup Campari
  • 1⁄2 cup white rum

  • 11⁄2 cups pomegranate juice, chilled
  • 3 trays ice cubes

  • 1 750-mL bottle dry sparkling wine, such as Cava chilled
  • 6 thin slices orange
  • 1⁄4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1⁄2 cup mint leaves


Yield: Serves 8-10

To make an alcohol-free version of this drink, pour 1⁄2 oz. lime juice and 1 oz. of pomegranate juice into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with an orange slice. Simple syrup is equal volumes of sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves.

  1. In punch bowl or other large glass bowl, stir together simple syrup, lime juice, Campari, rum and pomegranate juice.
  2. Add ice cubes. Slowly pour in sparkling wine. Add orange slices, pomegranate seeds and mint. To serve, ladle into rocks (lowball) glasses.



Donna Griffith


House & Home December 2014

Tags: cocktails