Caribbean Cool Down

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Time slows down when you’ve got sand between your toes and a spicy, fruity cocktail in hand. But if you can’t escape the daily grind for Caribbean shores, you can still drink like you’re on a tropical getaway. This punch is a breeze to make—a breeze straight out of the islands, that is. Pungent and purple sorrel juice (made from hibiscus flowers) is a popular beverage in Jamaica, and it brings a tart edge to Jamaican rum along with sweetness. The spiked juice would be good on its own, but when you amplify the fruit with tart lime and mouth-tingling ginger beer, you’ll never want to return to the 9-to-5. Chuck it all in a punch bowl and settle in—it’s going to be a long day of R&R, wherever you are.

Sweet, Spicy


  • 2 750-ml bottles Rum
  • 2 16-oz bottles Sorrel Juice
  • 1 12-oz bottle limeade
  • 2 12-oz bottles ginger beer


Step one

Combine rum, sorrel juice and limeade in a punch bowl and stir to mix.

Step two

When ready to serve, add ginger beer and ice, and stir gently to incorporate.

Step three

Ladle into lowball glasses and feel the island breeze.

Contributed by Supercall

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