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Thanks for the Rum, Holiday Punch

Course Drinks
Keyword apple cider, cinnamon, cloves, Cranberry pomegranate juice, honey, Koloa spice rum, rum


  • 2 tbsp. Honey
  • 6 Whole cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups Apple cider
  • 1 cup Cranberry pomegranate juice
  • ¾ cup Koloa spice rum
  • 1 can Ginger ale


  • Combine honey, cloves, cinnamon sticks and ½ cup of cider in a small saucepan over medium.
  • Cook, stirring often until honey is dissolved and mixture fragrant with spices (about seven minutes).
  • Remove from heat, cool and steep 15 minutes.
  • Discard cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • Combine spiced cider mixture, cranberry pomegranate juice, spice rum, ginger ale and remaining apple cider in a large punch bowl.
  • Garnish with sliced apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds and a rosemary sprig and serve over ice.


Serves 4; the mixologists at Koloa created this recipe.