Cranberry Rum Punch with Mint
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Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 4 to 6 drinks
 
A festive rosy and green drink is made with a traditional rum punch theme, but using fresh cranberries and mint.
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups fresh cranberries, picked over and washed
  • 2 ½ cups of water
  • ½ cup + 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves, washed and dried – plus more for garnishing
  • ½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed from 4-5 limes
  • 1½ cup rum, such as Flor de Cana
Instructions
  1. Place the cranberries, water, and ½ cup sugar in a small saucepan. Stirring regularly, bring it to a boil, and then, let it simmer for 10 minutes or until the granulated sugar completely dissolves. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In the mean time, place fresh mint leaves and 3 tablespoons in a measuring cup. Mash it with a muddler until mint leaves are completely bruised and sugar is dissolved.
  3. Strain the cranberry syrup into a pitcher. Reserve ½ cup of the cranberries for garnishing, for later.
  4. Add the lime juice, rum, and mint in to the pitcher. Stir it until they are all mixed.
  5. Strain the mixture through a medium mash strainer pressing gently to make sure you get all the juices out of the mint leaves.
  6. Pour it over tall glasses filled with ice cubes, and garnish each glass with fresh mint leaves and reserved cranberries.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/cranberry-rum-punch-with-mint/