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Puka Punch Cocktail Recipe

Ready for a trip to Disney’s Polynesian Resort? If you’re dreaming of your next trip to the tropical Tambu Lounge, this Puka Punch recipe will take you there. The delicious Puka Punch Cocktail is made with 3 types of rum, and 3 types of juices!

Imagine being able to make Puka Punch right at home! Of course, visiting Walt Disney World is amazing, but in between trips you can enjoy a Disney inspired drink any time you’d like in your own kitchen.

Disney’s Tambu Lounge at the Poly

There are a few favorites that I have when I go to Disney and the Tambu Lounge is always at the top of my list. Along with the infamous Lapu Lapu, the tiki bar serves many different rum-based tropical drinks. You can walk right up to the bar of the lounge and order a variety of refreshments, or sit down at one of the tables to be served.

You’ll find the lounge upstairs, right next to the popular O’hana Restaurant in the Great Ceremonial House of the Polynesian Hotel. At the lounge, you’ll find amazing and exclusive exotic drinks that make you feel like you’re in the heart of the South Pacific.

While there are many to choose from, my favorite has always been the Puka Punch. The combination of three different types of rum with various fruit juices makes for one delicious and potent tiki drink!

Of course, you can order this amazing cocktail any time you’d like when visiting the Tambu Lounge. But, if you want to bring a little bit of Disney into your home, then I have the perfect Puka Punch recipe for you!

Variations for Puka Punch Recipe 

  • Other rum options besides Real McCoy Rum are Captain Morgan or even Mount Gay.
  • This recipe calls for using passion, guava, and mango juice but you can also use pineapple, orange, or grapefruit juice and change up the flavors a bit.
  • If you want to make this recipe non-alcoholic simply replace the rum with club soda. 
  • Add a little bit of lime juice or a slice of lime to the rim for a little extra tartness.

Reasons to Add Guava Juice to a Cocktail

Guava juice is a popular choice for cocktails because it is sweet and has a strong flavor. Guava juice is also a good source of Vitamin C. Just like passion fruit juice, it’s also a good source of Vitamin A. That makes it healthy, right?

How to Make Puka Punch 

One important note, this recipe calls for three types of rum. While that might seem like a lot, as any educated barfly knows, it’s actually quite common in tiki drinks. The three types of rum help to create different layers of flavor in the cocktail.

While you can use any brand of gold rum, dark rum, and white rum for your cocktail, I’ve listed the brands I use below.

Puka Puka Ingredients

  • Real McCoy Rum
  • Myers Rum
  • Bacardi Rum
  • Passion Fruit Juice
  • Guava Fruit Juice
  • Mango Fruit Juice
  • Bitters, Splash
  • Ice
  • Garnish

Directions:

  1. In a large pitcher, combine gold rum, dark rum, white rum, passion fruit juice, guava fruit juice, and mango fruit juice.
  2. Stir until combined.
  3. Fill glasses with ice and pour a splash of bitters into the ice.
  4. Pour the rum and juice mixture into the glass.
  5. Add a straw, then garnish with fresh fruit, if desired.
  6. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

So simple, yet so delicious. 

Not ready to make this Puka Punch cocktail? Pin the image below to your Tropical Cocktails board on Pinterest so it’s easy to find when you need it.

What is Real McCoy Rum?

Real McCoy Rum is a high-quality rum that is distilled in Barbados. The rum is made from molasses and is aged for three years in oak barrels. It’s a popular choice for making cocktails because it has a smooth taste.

Making Puka Punch at Home

Still craving Puka Punch at Disney? There are many reasons to make Disney inspired drinks, like Puka Punch, at home. First and foremost, they’re a great way to add some magic to your party, cookout, or any gathering.

The easy recipe is so yummy it’s easy to impress your friends and family with the perfect drink that will instantly transport them to a tropical island.

This drink can be made ahead of time and served when your guests arrive. There are endless possibilities when it comes to making Disney inspired drinks at home. If you want to explore more Polynesian drinks, try one of these drinks to have a few cocktail options for your guests.

Get creative and enjoy this punch inspired cocktail with your friends and family!

Yield: 8oz Cocktail

Polynesian Puka Punch

Polynesian Puka Punch
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Real McCoy Rum
  • 1 oz Myers Rum
  • 1 oz Bacardi Rum
  • 1 oz Passion Fruit Juice
  • 1 oz Guava Fruit Juice
  • 1 oz Mango Fruit Juice
  • Bitters, Splash
  • Ice
  • Garnish

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except the bitters in a large bar cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake to combine.
  3. Fill your glass with ice.
  4. Add your bitters to the ice.
  5. Pour the liquor mix into the glass.
  6. Garnish and enjoy!

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