This Brazilian Pineapple Rum Punch is literally the best way to celebrate SUMMER! A whole fresh pineapple, limes, a little mint, and Brazilian cachaça rum will fill up your pitcher with tropical goodness for you to share with your amigos all summer long.
Summer is upon us, amigos, so I’m over here prancing around my backyard nearly every weekend, smelling like sunscreen, and sipping on all things rum. Brazilian cachaça rum to be precise.
For those of you who don’t know, cachaça is a Brazilian distilled liquor made from the fermentation of raw sugarcane juice. So technically, cachaça is a type of rum. Cachaça is pretty reasonably priced, and here in California is fairly easy to find in liquor stores such as BevMo, and even in grocery stores like Vons. Check out this post for more details on where to buy cachaça!
You can use any white rum here, but, if you haven’t tried Brazilian cachaça rum, this tropical cocktail recipe will be a great opportunity to do it. Plus if you do, you can just pretend you’re having a pineapple caipirinha!! What’s not to love?
Pineapple rum punch ingredients
All you’ll need are a handful of easy to find ingredients to make this delicious fresh pineapple drink. Here they are:
- Rum – I like to use Brazilian cachaça rum, but any other white rum will work
- A whole fresh pineapple
- Mint leaves
- Ice, ice baby!!
You’ll also need these simple tools:
- Cocktail muddler
- Pitcher or punch bowl
How to make rum punch
– recipe makes about 6 servings
- Muddle the lime
First you need to cut a lime in 4 pieces. Then, just add the pieces to a cup or cocktail shaker, add some mint leaves, and muddle away!
- Add the booze
Add the rum, or the cachaça, to the muddled minty-lime juice and stir. The recipe calls for a cup of rum, but you can add more or less – I won’t judge! 😛
Then, set this mixture aside while you make your creamy pineapple juice. Letting the lime and the mint sit in the alcohol for a little bit, will make sure all those minty-lime flavors infuse into the booze.
- Prep the pineapple
Meanwhile, peel, core then dice a whole fresh pineapple. Discard the skin and the core, then, add the pineapple chunks into a blender with a little sugar and pure it. You’ll blend this for a few minutes, until there are no chunks left, and you’re left with a super creamy, foamy mixture. No need to add water or ice here. We basically want to make a pineapple cream!
After that, add that creamy pineapple juice to a pitcher, or punch bowl, and top it with ice.
- Combine the booze and the juice
Remove and discard the limes from the cup. Then add the minty-lime booze mixture to the pineapple juice. I prefer my drink to be more pineapply, so I try to not add all the mint to the pitcher, to avoid the mint flavor from taking over. But, you can pour all the mint leaves in if you want, or just a few, or none at all. Up to you!
And that’s it! Give everything a stir, serve and have fun!
If you love summer cocktails, you’ll fall deeply in love with this simple tasty drink. After that, it’ll be up to you to decide if you’ll share your pineapple rum punch with your family and friends, or decide you’ll just have the whole pitcher by yourself #donethat #dontjudgeme
Enjoy your summer, amigos!!
Saúde! (If you’re new here, that means cheers in Portuguese!)
This pineapple rum punch pairs great with these tasty recipes
Try another cachaça recipe!
Or these other delicious pineapple cocktail recipes
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Pineapple Rum Punch Recipe
- 1 whole fresh pineapple, peeled and cored
- 1-2 tbsp sugar depending on how sweet your pineapple already is
- 1 whole lime
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves add more or less depending on your taste
- 1 cup white rum, such as Brazilian cachaça rum
- Cut the lime in 4 pieces, then, add them to a cup or cocktail shaker
- Add the mint leaves, and muddle well
- Add the rum*, or the cachaça, to the muddled minty-lime juice, stir and set this mixture aside**
- Meanwhile, peel, core then dice a whole fresh pineapple. Discard the skin and the core, then, add the pineapple chunks into a blender with the sugar and pure it. You'll blend this for a few minutes, until there are no chunks left, and you're left with a super creamy, foamy mixture. No need to add water or ice here. We basically want to make a pineapple cream!
- After that, add that creamy pineapple juice to a pitcher, or punch bowl, and top it with ice
- Remove and discard the limes from the shaker/cup. Then add the minty-lime booze mixture to the pineapple juice. I prefer my drink to be more pineapply, so I try to not add all the mint to the pitcher, to avoid the mint flavor from taking over. But, you can pour all the mint leaves in if you want, or just a few, or none at all. Up to you!
- Stir and serve!
Guess who has cachaça, rum AND pineapple?!?! ME! Guess who’s going to be lit by dinnertime?!?!? Me, again! Thanks so much for this recipe!
LOL! OMG that’s hilarious ahaha You’re so welcome and I’m so happy you’re so excited!
Once I am back on the booze, I am going straight to the liquor store. LOL
At it girl!! haha
Now this is a punch I can get into! I’ve had something similar but it had peaches. I LOVE strawberries, so this is an awesome recipe to try.
I love the simplicity of this cocktail–reminds me of a mojito!
Yes, I love a good cocktail!!! You have inspired me to use a fresh pineapple instead of the can juice!!! Thank you for sharing!! 🍹🍹🍹
Yeah girl! Nothing like the fresh stuff – plus when you blend a whole fresh pineapple, its sooooooo creamy!! Doesn’t compare!
This looks amazing and I actually have a bottle of cachaça in my cabinet. Will definitely be giving this recipe a try this weekend!
Check you guys out with your bottles of cachaça at home ready to get down!! LOL Makes me soooooo happy!! Enjoy, girl! Cheers!
I love rum cocktails! This is on my list to make soon!
Yeah, girl! Rum cocktails bring those tropical vibes that I just love! Cheers!!
Love the fresh pineapple and mint they turn out gorgeous! I just use club soda instead of rum to make it a mocktail.
I am too excited to try this yummy recipe. Feeling happy and refreshed too.
We finally had some great weather and a made this recipe! I couldn’t believe how flavorful this drink was! Perfect amount of spice to give it that almost Mojito flavor! I loved it! Will be making again! Thanks so much for sharing!
Oh boy this made my mouth water. It is not proper spring here in Sweden yet – or rather, it’s Swedish spring, that is to say still single-digit temperatures Celsius. But we’re being brave and on sunny days it’s nice to sit on the patio. It’s only a matter of weeks until we will have long hours of sunlight and the temperature will go up. Can’t wait to sip on this cocktail on my patio in the summer sun!
Oh Eva, that is cold!! I’m glad just reading this post brought a little sunshine to your chilly day! <3 But yes, you'll be better off drinking it on your sunny porch – fingers crossed time will go by fast til then!! Take care! Beijos xx
Oh. My. Word. Looks like I found my new summer drink! As soon as I get together with the girls again I’m making this for sure!!!
LOVE this recipe! It’s perfect for warmer weather.
This pineapple rum punch has me dreaming of summer and sipping this yummy cocktail by the pool.
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Summer is coming! This Pineapple Rum Punch will be perfect while spending your time at the beach together with your favorite people. I will definitely make this and let my husband taste summer.
This is like a party in a pitcher!! I made these at our last party and everyone wanted the recipe! So good!
This is such a delicious rum punch! It makes me wish I were on the beach. I definitely plan on drinking this all summer long!
Wishing I had a glass right now to be sipping on. I will be mixing up a pitcher of these this weekend.