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Citrus-Rum Punch

November/December 1994

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Begin the festivities with this rum-spiked fruity punch—green tea adds antioxidants and orange slices make a pretty garnish.


Citrus-Rum Punch Recipe

Makes: 10 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 1/2 cups dark rum
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons green tea leaves, or 9 green tea bags
  • 1 bottle chilled Champagne, or sparkling wine
  • 1 1-quart bottle chilled seltzer water

Preparation

  1. Thinly slice both lemons and one orange. Combine the sliced fruit with rum in a bowl. Cover and let macerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in tea; let steep for 20 to 30 minutes. Strain into the rum mixture. Cover and chill.
  3. Just before serving, slice the remaining orange. Strain the rum mixture into a large punch bowl. Add Champagne or sparkling wine and seltzer. Float the orange slices in the punch.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Per serving: 260 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 1 mg sodium; 65 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate


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Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
Marinate/Rub
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Dinner

Season
Fall
Winter
Type of Dish
Beverages, alcoholic
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Health & Diet Considerations
Gluten free
Total Time
45 minutes or less
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