Hot Rum Punch

Punsch Von Rum

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes

    1

    serving

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If you are fortunate enough to be visiting a European coffeehouse, this is a drink to savor on a cold winter afternoon after settling into your favorite booth with a stack of newspapers. At home, nestle into your most comfortable chair with a good book. Of the many Austro-Hungarian recipes for tea-based punch, I like this one best. It’s easy to multiply the ingredients for a large party, and I have served it as a substitute for the familiar mulled wine at holiday gatherings with great success.

Ingredients

  • β…” cup water
  • β…“ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon loose-leaf black tea
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons golden rum, totaste

Method

Bring the water, orange juice, lemon juice, and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat, stir in the tea, add the rum, and cover. Add the rum. Let steep for 3 minutes. Strain into a warmed cup and serve immediately.

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