Late Summer Punch Jug Cocktail

A late summer fruit rum based cocktail that is made in a jug which makes the easiest party cocktail to enjoy with friends.

Late Summer Punch Jug Cocktail

The end of summer comes suddenly, one minute we are basking in the glorious sunshine and the next there’s a sudden cold snap and the autumn scents the air.  However, we’ve got a few more weeks before we fully submit to the new season. So we are making the most of it by having as many beach hut visits and late afternoon strolls as possible.

We are hosting a party soon and I want to great each guest with a cocktail but the thought of making individual drinks every time is daunting.  To keep it easy I decided we needed a cocktail we could make in a jug without all the fiddly individual measuring out but not too strong to make our guests giggly and dancing before 9pm; after is fine.

Late Summer Punch Jug Cocktail

As the Season Changes …

This recipe can easily be served with blackberries and pomegranate seeds as autumn gathers pace or even once summer is back with us then perhaps strawberries and apple slices.


Late Summer Punch

(makes 6 glasses)
2 large sprigs fresh basil and mint
500ml water
250g water
Ice cubes
250ml golden rum
125ml orange liqueur
Juice of a lemon
Juice of a lime
1 bottle of sparkling white wine, chilled
1 peach, sliced
225g raspberries

First make a light syrup by placing the basil and mint in a saucepan with the water.  Bring to a boil, remove from the heat and allow to infuse for 5 minutes.  Remove the herbs and then stir in the sugar.  Place in a jug and chill in fridge until needed.

In a jug, place a handful of ice cubes and pour in the rum, orange lique, strained lemon and lime juice and finally the sparkling wine.  Stir.

Top with more ice and the fruit. 


Should you wish to try out other jug cocktail here’s an another easy crowd pleaser – A Frosé

 How to make a Frose - frozen rosé wine blended with teapigs Super Fruits tea, lemon juice and sweet vermouth to make a refreshing summer cocktail - Beach Hut Cook


Late Summer Punch Cocktail with rum, sparkling wine, peaches and raspberries. Perfect for parties.

Late Summer Punch Cocktail with rum, sparkling wine, peaches and raspberries. Perfect for parties.


  • Reply Dems Banjo 28th September 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Wow! Looks so inviting ….and so easy to prepare. Cant wait to have a taste.

  • Reply Fiona Manoon 24th May 2019 at 6:42 am

    Loved it !!
    Much needed recipe.
    This could be the best drink to have in this hot weather.
    Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing recipe.
    Keep Blogging !!

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