This peaches and rum cocktail is a strong tiki inspired sipper made with dark rum, lime, Amaro de Angostura and homemade peach syrup. It's a fun recipe that balances the flavors of peach and spice and tastes just like a bite of peach pie - with a punch!
This peach punch recipe is a cocktail inspired by both old-school tiki drinks and modern American cocktail culture. It's both fruity and booze-forward supported by notes of warm spice and tart citrus.
This recipe uses a homemade peach simple syrup that is a fun way to add juicy peach flavor to lots of cocktails and mocktails. Try it in sweet tea a peach Moscow mule or our delicious peach daiquiri recipe.
- Dark rum - Dark rum is a sugar cane spirit that has been aged in charred oak barrels. The aging process allows the rum to take on a brown color and rich notes of vanilla and caramel. Aged rum is common throughout the Caribbean regions and a classic ingredient in tiki style cocktails. We used Appleton rum because it's delicious, inexpensive and great for mixing. For a splurge, try this cocktail with Plantation OFTD - it's incredible.
- Lime Juice
- Peach Simple Syrup - See How To Make Peach Simple Syrup below or check out the complete peach syrup post for more details, recipes and serving suggestions.
- Amaro de Angostura - One of our favorite cocktail ingredients to keep on our back bar. Read more below.
- Almond Extract - Optional (not pictured). A couple dashes of almond extract add a delicious flavor, but you can feel free to omit it, if preferred.
- Nutmeg - A grating of fresh nutmeg perfectly compliments the drinks spice.
What is Amaro de Angostura?
Amaro de Angostura is a molasses spirit from Trinidad and Tobago. The spirit is aged and infused with the flavors of classic Angostura bitters. Amaro de Angostura can be enjoyed on its own or added to cocktails for a touch of exotic, tropical flavor.
Similar to the amaro spirits of Italy, this unique Caribbean spirit has sweet notes of caramel, cinnamon and chocolate with a distinct bitter finish. It is a digestif that lends notes of warm spice and balance to many original cocktails. We also use Amaro de Angostura in our apple cider whiskey sour recipe.
How To Make Peach Simple Syrup
- Combine peaches, sugar and water in a medium pot.
- Bring mixture to a boil and reduce to simmer for 3 - 5 minutes. Use a spoon to break up the peaches while they are simmering. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Strain the cooled syrup through a fine mesh strainer and/or cheesecloth. Squeeze out as much syrup as possible.
- Peach syrup can be used immediately or made ahead of time and stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Shake well before using.
Building The Peach Pie Punch
This recipe is a simple shaken cocktail served over ice.
- In a cocktail tin, combine rum, peach syrup, lime juice and Amaro de angostura. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds or until icy cold.
- Double strain the cocktail over ice (or a large cocktail cube). Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and slices of fresh peach or lime. Cheers!
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Peaches & Rum Cocktail - A Peach Pie Punch
- Cocktail Shaker
- Hawthorne Cocktail Strainer
- Fine-Mesh Cocktail/Tea Strainer
Peach Pie Punch
- 1 ½ ounces dark rum We used Appleton
- ½ ounce Peach Simple Syrup (recipe below)
- ½ ounce Amaro de Angostura
- ½ ounce lime juice freshly squeezed
- 2 dashes almond extract optional
- Nutmeg & Fresh Peach Slice to taste, garnish
- Ice as needed for shaking and serving
Peach Simple Syrup
- 3 medium peaches (about 8 - 10 ounces or 225 - 285 grams) washed, pitted and quartered
- 1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- ½ Cup water
Peach Pie Punch
- In a cocktail tin combine dark rum, peach simple syrup, Amaro de Angostura, lime juice and 2 dashes of almond extract (if using). Fill the tin with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds or until icy cold.
- Double strain the (using both a Hawthorne cocktail strainer and a fine mesh strainer) the cocktail into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg and a slice of fresh peach. Cheers!
Peach Simple Syrup
- Combine the peaches, sugar and water in a medium sauce pot. Set the mixture over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Bring mixture to boil and reduce heat to simmer for 3 - 5 minutes. While simmering, use a wooden spoon to break up the peaches a bit. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Once syrup has cooled enough to be handled, strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth. Squeeze the peaches through the cheesecloth to extract as much syrup as possible. Peach Syrup can be used immediately or store in an airtight contianer in the fridge or freezer.
* A Note About Salt
Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on The Sage Apron are developed using Diamond Crystal Kosher salt. It is a great all-purpose salt for cooking and baking. If using table salt, reduce quantities by about half.