This easy Tropical Rum Punch is a delicious summer cocktail recipe to make for a party or sip by the pool! With just one taste and you’ll be transported to a tropical beach.

Tropical rum punch is a delicious summer cocktail recipe for a luau party or to sip by the pool! A pitcher drink mixture of juice and coconut rum for a pretty layered drink.

How To Make Tropical Rum Punch

Celebrate summer with the BEST Tropical Rum Punch Recipe! I made the perfect drink for you that is not only easy, but looks amazing too! 

Whether you are hosting a summer party, need a fun tropical punch for a luau party, or just having a simple get together with friends, fill up a pitcher with this show stopper drink!

A mix of cranberry juice, orange juice, peach schnapps, coconut rum, layered with oranges, pineapples, limes and strawberries makes this drink amazing!

The most fun thing about this delicious rum punch is the layers of sunset colors. It looks fabulous in a large glass pitcher or drink dispenser.

You can leave out the alcohol for a kid punch. I wish I had this for my daughter’s Disney Frozen in Summer beach birthday party!

Tropical rum punch recipe. easy cocktail recipe for a luau party or to sip by the pool!
Easy Rum Punch Recipe


What Do You Drink at a Luau?

Hosting a Luau party? This is my most popular drink recipe for a group to date!

Get fancy by pairing your tropical rum punch with cute party supplies such as bamboo straws, hibiscus flowers and colorful luau style napkins.

In my new kitchen, I have a draw full of small party supplies for drinks.

Whether I’m pouring juice for my kids or making a cocktail for a friend who stopped by to chat, I always love garnishing my glasses with cute straws, fresh fruit or tiny umbrellas.

These adorable straws and napkins came from Oriental Trading. I have all of the details about the products I used to style this drink over on their blog. Be sure to check that out!

Tropical Rum Punch Recipe


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Do You Put Ice in Rum Punch?

This rum punch recipe calls for a lot of ingredients, but believe me, it’s worth it! Ice is a must when making this for an outdoor party.

I recommend using cubed ice vs crushed ice, so your drink isn’t too watered down. I used my crushed ice in my photos and realize now that was a mistake as it melted too quickly.


What Can You Mix with Rum?

For a luau party and this tropical punch, you’ll want to mix various fruit juices with your rum. If you have rum left over and want to serve it alone, here are some other ideas besides juice:

  • Coke
  • Coconut Water
  • Ice Cream
  • Tonic Water
  • Ginger Ale
  • Hot Chocolate

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How To Make an Easy Luau Tropical Party Drink

Here’s what you’ll need to make my fun Tropical Rum Punch:

  • mango cranberry juice (If you can’t find Mango Cranberry Juice, use regular Cranberry Juice and add fresh chopped mangos.)
  • white strawberry cranberry juice
  • orange juice
  • simple syrup
  • peach schnapps
  • coconut rum
  • oranges
  • pineapples
  • limes
  • strawberries
  • cubed ice

Easy Rum Punch Recipe

Enjoy an ice-cold colorfully layered Hawaiian style coconut rum punch full of tropical fruit that is sure to please your party guests!

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Tropical Rum Punch

Tropical rum punch is a delicious cocktail recipe to make for a party or sip by the pool. A mix of juices, peach schnapps and coconut rum layered with fruit. With just one taste and you'll be transported to the beach!
Prep Time25 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Yield: 16
Author: Amy Locurto


Tropical rum punch

  • 64 ounces Mango Cranberry Juice
  • 1 cup Peach Schnapps
  • 1 cup Fresh Pineapple Chopped
  • 2 Oranges Sliced
  • 6 cups White Strawberry Cranberry Juice
  • 2 cups Orange Juice
  • 1 ½ cups Coconut Rum
  • 1 gallon cubed Ice (not crushed)


  • ½ cup Pineapples Chopped
  • 3 Limes Sliced
  • 1 cup Strawberries Sliced


  • Place pineapples and oranges in a 1.5-2 gallon drink dispenser. Pour mango cranberry juice and peach schnapps over the fruit and gently stir.
  • In a separate pitcher, mix the white cranberry juice, orange juice and coconut rum together.
  • Chill both containers in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Before serving, fill the larger drink dispenser with ice. Pour the second layer from the smaller pitcher slowly and directly on top of the ice.
  • Gently add some chopped pineapples and a few sliced strawberries in the center.
  • Very gently, place sliced limes and the rest of the strawberries around the edges of the container with a large spoon or fork.


If you can’t find Mango Cranberry Juice, use regular Cranberry Juice and add fresh chopped mangos.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, drink, fruit, luau, punch, rum, tropical
Calories: 221kcal


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 59.9mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Originally published May 19, 2017 

Head over to Oriental Trading’s blog to get the party supplies and more. Enjoy!


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  1. On your list of what you’ll need you say simple syrup but no where in the directions is it mentioned???

  2. After frantically looking for a summer boozy treat I came across this extraordinary Rum punch which tastes so divine. Tried this once and knew this was going to be my favorite cocktail for the season. Will make it whenever I get a chance.

  3. Honestly thank you so much for your page. I’ve perused all kinds of topics on your channel, and I always thoroughly enjoy all of your content.

  4. Can I leave it alcohol free and then add alcohol to each cup separately? What amount to each cup?

  5. What can I substitute for white strawberry cranberry juice? I can’t seem to find it anywhere!!

  6. With fall weather in the air here this fruity cocktail was a delicious hit over the weekend! Easy to make and very tasty, thanks for a fun drink!

  7. Am rate this recipe its supper amazing
    Am try it ,,,,,,,,,,, it made my last day full of LOL
    You made my day
    Thank you so much

  8. How much simply syrup? You list it in the blog post but not in the recipe ingredients. Thanks!

  9. Thanks for your helpful information. I have been struggling to find many questions about this issue. I will follow you!

  10. Nope! You don’t need it. I ended up taking it out of the recipe to have less sugar. I will removed that from the post. Totally forgot to do that. Sorry for the confusion.

  11. In the description where it says “here’s what’s you will need” it mentions simple syrup, but that’s not anywhere in the directions. Is that used? When and how much?

    Thank you!

  12. Hi Amy,

    Sign me up for this punch! I love rum drinks, and I can’t wait to make this for Memorial Day weekend. Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. We’ve been looking for a party punch for my daughter’s college graduation party!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  14. The drinks you make are quite attractive with many delicious and nutritious fruits. I will learn to make this drink.

  15. So with reading in the blog post you mention in the “here’s what you will need” portion – listed simple syrup , but I don’t see that in the actual recipe and directions? Can you clarify if that is actually used but missed in the recipe? Or if that was a misprint above? Thanks

  16. There used to be another punch pictured with this one, I think it was day at the beach and had vodka in it-do you still have that recipe?

  17. We’ve been looking for a party punch for my daughter’s college graduation party!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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