When is National Rum Punch Day? September 20
How is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is for enjoying rum punch! Rum punch is a age old recipe that dates way back. So on National Rum Punch Day; why not have yourself a punch party and try a bowl of rum punch between friends. September starts the holiday season so make sure you keep these recipes in the back of your mind. If your interested in more punch information, then visit our punch page.
"There are several rum-based punches: Planter's Punch, Bajan Rum Punch, Caribbean Rum Punch, and others. The two most historical rum punches are the Planter's Punch and Bajan Rum Punch.
Bajan Rum Punch Recipe
"Bajan (Barbadian) Rum Punch is one of the oldest rum punches and has a simple recipe enshrined in a national rhyme: "One of Sour, Two of Sweet, Three of Strong, Four of Weak." That is:
• 1 part lime juice,
• 2 parts sweetener,
• 3 parts rum (preferably Barbados rum),
• and 4 parts water.
It is served with a dash or two of Angostura Bitters and Nutmeg.
"The recipe of Planter's Punch varies, containing some combination of rum, lemon juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, orange juice, grenadine, soda water, curaçao, Angostura bitters, and cayenne pepper."
The first known print reference to Planter's Punch was in the August 8, 1908 edition of The New York Times:
This recipe I give to thee,
Dear brother in the heat.
Take two of sour (lime let it be)
To one and a half of sweet,
Of Old Jamaica pour three strong,
And add four parts of weak.
Then mix and drink. I do no wrong —
I know whereof I speak.
Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. This is referred to as a "National" day as all food holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though, this is still a holiday to celebrate.
We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.
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