Ring In The New Year With Real McCoy Rum Punch

Ring In The New Year With Real McCoy Rum and great cocktails! The merriment of the holidays is in full swing as annual fetes and festive parties quickly begin to fill the calendar. With the New Year quickly approaching, ease the pressure of playing host by kicking off the party with a punch!

The Fish House Punch is no newcomer to times of celebration, having been enjoyed at countless gatherings since colonial times. This year, serve your guests a centuries-old classic made with a top quality rum. Single batched, and aged in toasted American oak bourbon barrels, The Real McCoy 5 Year Aged Rum touts flavor notes of delicious warm caramel sure to add a rounded balance to this self-serve crowd pleaser.

Holiday Rum Punch Recipe

The Real McCoy Rum Punch Recipe

Adapted from the cocktail recipe book Cocktails for a Crowd by Kara Newman


  • One 750-ml bottle of The Real McCoy 5-year-aged rum
  • 28 oz. (3 ½ cups) hot water
  • 1 cup Demerara sugar
  • 12 oz. (1 ½ cups) cognac
  • 12 oz. (1 ½ cups) peach brandy
  • 12 oz. (1 ½ cups) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ice block
  • Garnish: Lemon wheels and star anise


In a pitcher that holds at least 13 cups, combine the hot water and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in Real McCoy 5-year-aged rum, cognac, peach brandy and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, until thoroughly chilled.

To serve, pour the punch into a punch bowl and add ice. Garnish with lemon wheels and star anise. Ladle into punch glasses or teacups.

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