Enjoy a taste of the tropics with this fruity and refreshing Banana Rum Punch! A delicious blend of beachy flavors that looks gorgeous in a glass, with an ombre effect just like a tequila sunrise! It sounds fancy, but this summer cocktail is actually very easy to make!
Banana Sunrise Drink Recipe
Rum punch is synonymous with summer and vacation! There are few things more relaxing then a smooth, fruity beverage on a white sand beach — with an umbrella in the cup of course!
Our original tropical rum punch was such a hit that we decided to try a banana version. WOW!!
I love bananas, so this is absolutely delicious in my humble opinion. And like most rum punch recipes, it couldn’t be easier to make!
Related: Be sure to try our Dragonfruit Rum Punch too!
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- Banana Rum — Don’t have banana rum or can’t find it in the store? Check out our substitution ideas later in the post!
- Pineapple Rum — If you want to keep it simple you can skip the pineapple rum and just use banana rum itself.
- Orange juice
- Pineapple juice
- Ginger ale — You can also use Sprite, 7up, or another citrus soda.
- Grenadine — Optional, but adds a gorgeous “sunset” effect!
- Orange & Lemon Slices — for garnish
Kitchen Tools Used
- Cocktail Shakers — During my bartending days I always used these stainless steel Boston Shakers (2-piece simple cocktail shaker cup set) to mix my drinks.
This recipe is intended for readers 21+; please enjoy responsibly.
How to Make Banana Rum Punch
- Combine first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake gently. Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post, but a general rule of thumb (if like me you don’t always feel like measuring) is 1 part liquor, 2 parts juices, and 1 part soda.
- Pour the mixture on top of a glass filled with ice an top with ginger ale.
- Carefully pour about a teaspoon of grenadine down the side of the glass — it will sink to the bottom for an ombre effect, almost like a gorgeous sunset!
- Garnish with orange and lemon slices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Make a Pitcher?
The ingredients listed in the recipe card are for one serving. If you want to make a pitcher, I would use 4-6 times the amounts listed (depending on the size of your pitcher).
Can I Make this a Frozen Drink?
Sure! If you’re using a large blender, I’d suggest using the pitcher amounts recommended above. Add to blender with a cup of ice and blend until there are no large chunks. You can add more ice if needed, until you have your desired frozen consistency.
If making a frozen drink, if can be helpful to freeze the juice ingredients and use those frozen juice cubes instead of ice cubes. That way the drink doesn’t get watered down and the flavors diluted during blending.
Can I use another type of rum?
If you don’t have banana rum at home or can’t find it at the store, there here are a couple other ways you can make this drink:
- Use coconut rum (like Malibu) and add 1/2 teaspoon banana extract (click here to get it on Amazon). This would be my #1 suggestion for a substitution because coconut rum is a very tropical flavor and pairs well with the juices used in this recipe.
- Swap spiced rum (like Captain Morgan or Sailor Jerry’s) and add 1/4 teaspoon banana extract. I lowered the banana flavor for this variation because spiced rum has a pretty strong flavor.
If you don’t have pineapple rum, you can simply use one type of liquor because you’re already adding pineapple juice to the mix and will still have some of that flavor.
More Tropical Drink Recipes
- Electric Smurf Cocktail
- Crown Peach Jello Shots
- Electric Lemonade
- Tropical Peach Rum Punch
- Fresh Lime Skinny Margarita
- Bob Marley Drink (Layered Rum Cocktail)
- Blue Hawaiian Sunrise
- Banana Pudding Shots
Banana Sunrise Recipe (Printable Copy)
Banana Rum Punch aka "Banana Sunrise"
- 1 oz Bacardi Banana Rum
- 1 oz Pineapple Rum
- 2 oz Orange Juice
- 2 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz Ginger Ale
- 1 tsp Grenadine
- 1 Orange Slice
- 1 Lemon Slice
- Combine both rums and the two juices in a single cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigourously for 5-10 seconds.
- Pour the mixture on top of a glass filled with ice.
- Pour ginger ale on top and drop grenadine to bottom.
- Garnish with orange and lemon slices.