This Rum Punch was served by Martha Washington to her husband and first president, George Washington. Rum Punch was one of Benjamin Franklin's favorite drinks, and he shared it with the pair often.

  1. 4 oz. Simple Syrup
  2. 4 oz. Lemon Juice
  3. 4 oz. Fresh Orange Juice
  4. 3 oz. White Rum
  5. 3 oz. Dark Rum
  6. 3 oz. Orange Curacao
  7. 3 Lemons quartered
  8. 1 Orange quartered
  9. ½ Tsp. Grated nutmeg
  10. 3 Cinnamon sticks (broken)
  11. 6 Cloves
  12. 12 oz. Boiling water
  • In a container, mash the orange, lemons, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg.
  • Add the syrup, lemon, and orange juices.
  • Pour the boiling water over the mixture in the container.
  • Let cool for a few minutes.
  • When cool, add the White rum, Dark rum, and Orange Curacao.
  • Strain well into a pitcher or punch bowl.
  • Serve over ice in goblets and decorate each glass with wheels of lemon and orange.

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