Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Dark and Stormy Punch

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes steeping time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings





  1. Chill highball glasses in the freezer.
  2. For the punch: Combine the sugar, ginger and lime zest strips with 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Let steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the syrup into a bowl and stir in the lime juice. In a large punch bowl, combine the syrup, ginger beer and rum.
  4. For the garnish: Add ice to the chilled glasses, then divide the lime wheels, cherries and mint sprigs betweem the punch bowl and glasses. Serve the punch in the glasses.