Earl Grey Rum Punch

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  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 5 mins
  • Makes: 8 servings

The finest, authentic Earl Grey tea leaves are tossed with 100 percent pure and natural essential oil from the bergamot orange fruit. Enjoy this classic rum punch served over ice in the summer months, or as a hot toddy in winter.


  • 4 cups water

  • 3 tablespoons Frontier Co-op Fair Trade Organic Earl Grey Black Tea

  • 8 Frontier Co-op Cinnamon Sticks

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 2 cups apple cider

  • 1 1/2 cups spiced dark rum

  • 8 cinnamon sticks and orange slices, for garnish


    1. In a pot, bring water to a boil and steep tea 4 to 5 minutes (or to your preferred strength).

    2. Strain tea into a pitcher or punch bowl.

    3. Add 8 cinnamon sticks (except garnishes), the brown sugar, apple cider and rum, and stir until brown sugar has dissolved.

    4. To serve cold: Pour over ice into eight highball glasses. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange slice.

    5. To serve warm: Ladle into eight heated Irish coffee glasses or mugs. Add a splash of melted butter for a rich form of hot toddy, and garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange slice.

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