Sometimes in the summer, there is nothing more refreshing than a great rum punch. I love rum punches on hot days where you just want to chill outside. They are great for parties because they are essentially interesting to all types of people, refreshing, and usually you don't taste the alcohol. Here I will describe my summer rum punch: Forbidden Planet.
2 oz white rum
1 oz Hypnotiq
1 oz lime juice
Top with club soda
Garnish: lime wedge
Recipe: In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour white rum, hypnotiq, and lime juice. Shake until cold. Pour into a Tom Collins glass with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with lime wedge.
Forbidden Planet came to me when I was watching the movie of the same name. It's a weird sci-fi movie from the 1950s that is both nutty and fun. I feel like they were all drinking rum punches while trying to make out with the only female actor in the whole movie. So drink this cocktail if you are feeling a little quirky and want something light and fun.