Spicy Rum Punch (Grand Lux Cafe Copycat/Clone)

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Recipe by JanieTeachGal

Thanks to pinky kookie in Recipe Request for her supply of the recipe that I used to create the creation that is the closest approximation to the Spicy Rum Punch that Grand Lux Cafe (sister of the Cheesecake Factory) used to serve. She called it Spicy Rum Punch. I've added a few things and taken away a few, and I am posting it here so that I don't lose the recipe. This drink is VERY potent.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Make spicy rum punch in advance using the following ADDITIONAL ingredient amounts: 1/4 cup pomegranate cranberry juice cocktail, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1 T cayenne pepper. Blend cayenne pepper and sugar in a small bowl. Add spicy sugar to juices in saucepan. Heat to dissolve/melt sugar. Store in a squirt bottle (like a restaurant ketchup one) in the refrigerator.
  2. 2. Blend 3 T granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Using a 16-ounce capacity glass (I used a wide mouth stemmed ice tea glass), dip the rim of the glass in 1/4 cup of pineapple juice poured into a bowl wide enough to accommodate the upended glass. Pour spiced sugar onto a dessert plate. Spin the upended glass in the spiced sugar, being sure to completely coat both sides of the rim of the glass a half a centimeter inches.
  3. 3. Fill glass with ice (halfway). Add syrup, juices, liqueur, and rum. Stir. Either float the fruit garnish in the drink or skewer the pieces together with a cocktail pick.
  4. 4. Enjoy. You've earned it! Make sure to lick a bit of the spiced-sugar rim with each sip. (Translation: This is not a beverage to enjoy with a straw.).

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