rum Royale

Punch Up:

Barbados edition

On August 16, 2019, Rum Royale hosted an epic rum punch battle at Harbourfront Centre in celebration of National Rum Day. In partnership with Barbados on the Water and sponsored by Mount Gay Rum, three competitors threw down for the title of the best rum punch.  Guests got to sample all punches and voted for their favorite which in the end was Monica Carbonell of Liquid Culture, a frequent guest on the Social. Thanks to Brenton Mowforth, Cheers to Happy Hour and Amanda Chen, Salty Paloma, our other gracious competitors, as well as all of our awesome volunteers!

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Our set up for our competitors to make their version of rum punch.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Thanks to our sponsor, Mount Gay Rum!

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Mount Gay XO Aroma - Perfect balance of ripe banana and toast, followed by vanilla, pastry and warm spice Taste - rich, oaky and sharp Body - rounded with a smooth finish

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Our competitors serving up samples of their tasty rum punch.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Mount Gay Eclipse Aroma - distinctive floral and fruity notes of apricot and banana, with hints of vanilla Taste - subtle smokiness arising from aging in toasted Kentucky oak barrels Body - warm, medium body with a bright finish

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

One of our awesome volunteers and bartender extraordinaire, Scott.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

One of our competitors, Monica Carbonell of Liquid Culture.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Monica's winning punch, Mama Guava.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Co-founder, Robin Wynne emcees our event.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Another amazing competitor, Amanda Chen of Salty Paloma.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Amanda used the Salty Paloma Sweetie Pie rimmer for her punch, Blood Royale.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Co-founder, Kristina Chau making a cocktail

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Our final competitor, Brenton Mowforth of Cheers to Happy Hour.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Brenton's punch, Jungle Flower featured Mount Gay Eclipse, fortified coconut clove syrup, lime juice and a bar spoon of orange blossom water.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Mama Guava used Mount Gay Eclipse, coconut syrup, lemon juice, guava juice and dashes of Angostura Bitters.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Shake it like a Polaroid picture!

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition

Our guests got to cast a vote for their favourite rum punch.

Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition
Rum Royale Punch Up Barbados Edition