Fresh Strawberry Rum Punch Recipe

This fun and fruity Fresh Strawberry Rum Punch is great for girl's night, Valentine's day or any party! It's refreshing, only five ingredients and good with most any berry!

two glasses of punch with strawberry garnish and straw.

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glass of pink punch.

This recipe was revised, photographed and updated 1/2022.

If you're looking for a delicious and refreshing drink for your next party, you'll want to give today's recipe a try!

This Strawberry Rum Punch is made with basic ingredients and it's so easy! The simple syrup is made from fresh strawberries, but almost any berry would be wonderful. I'm trying fresh cherries as soon as they're in season.

I can see myself sitting outside with some girlfriends and drinking a few of these next summer. This drink really is great any time of the year, especially Valentine's day. The pink and red colors are festive and it would be a perfect addition to an at home Valentine's date dinner.

Keep scrolling for tips, substitutions, additional punch recipes and more! 

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What are the ingredients in this recipe?

photo of recipe ingredients.

  • granulated sugar
  • water
  • fresh strawberries
  • light rum
  • lemon lime soda

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • The simple syrup can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to one week before using.
  • If you like fruity pulp in your drinks, don't strain the simple syrup and just cool before using.
  • Normally simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water, but we opted to use less sugar since the lemon lime soda is sweet as well.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of rum depending on your preference. This is also great with vodka, plain or flavored or with riesling wine.

glass of punch with strawberries floating on top.

More alcoholic punch recipes you might like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • try raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or cherries
  • add fresh mint or basil
  • use vodka or white wine instead of rum
  • use sweet champagne instead of lemon lime soda
  • add lemon or lime juice or zest to the simple syrup while heating
  • line the rim of the glass with lemon or lime juice and strawberry sugar


simple syrup being poured into pitcher.

More fresh strawberry recipes you may love:

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!


punch in a glass with text for pinterest.

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