Lagoon Punch Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Lagoon Punch cocktail is a refreshing and tropical drink that originated in the Caribbean. It was first created by a group of sailors who wanted to enjoy a taste of paradise while sailing through the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

  • The name 'Lagoon Punch' is inspired by the beautiful lagoons found in the Caribbean islands.
  • This cocktail is popular among beachgoers and vacationers who want to enjoy a taste of the tropics.
  • The Lagoon Punch has evolved over the years, with many bartenders adding their own unique twist to the recipe.

How Lagoon Punch Tastes?

The Lagoon Punch has a sweet and fruity taste, with a hint of sourness from the citrus fruits. The combination of tropical flavors creates a refreshing and light drink that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.

Interesting facts about Lagoon Punch

  • The Lagoon Punch is often served in a large punch bowl, making it a popular choice for parties and gatherings.
  • The vibrant blue color of the cocktail is reminiscent of the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.
  • Some variations of the Lagoon Punch include additional tropical fruits, such as pineapple or mango, to enhance the fruity flavors.


Light Rum

This is the backbone, providing the 'kick' without overpowering the tropical vibe. *2 oz is your sweet spot - too little and you're in mocktail territory, too much and you're partying with pirates. No rum? No punch, but if you're adventurous, try substituting with white tequila for a feisty twist.*

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Blue Curacao

This adds the 'lagoon' part of the Lagoon Punch - that gorgeous blue hue. It also brings a slight bitter orange flavor that pairs swimmingly with the pineapple. Less would leave you wanting, more and your taste buds might walk the plank. No Blue Curacao? Go for triple sec with a drop of food coloring, the flavor will change but the color will still pop.

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Pineapple Juice

Imagine the Lagoon Punch without pineapple juice - like a beach without sand. *3 oz for that fruity sweetness, providing a tropical escape in a glass. Cut down, and you'll miss the waves of flavor; add more, and it might just be too sweet.*

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Fresh Lime Juice

Think of this as the zesty squeeze that balances the sweetness. *1 oz is just right – citrus is the yin to the sugary yang. Without it, you'd have a sweet mess. If fresh limes are out of reach, bottled lime juice can substitute, but you'll sacrifice some freshness.*

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Simple Syrup

Sometimes, simple things are the most important. Half an ounce to sweeten the deal. It's like the sugar in your coffee - skip it and the balance is off, overdo it and you spoil the brew. If you're out, honey or agave syrup will sweeten the punch with a twist.

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Club Soda

The bubbly that lifts the flavors and lightens the mix. Two ounces keep it refreshing without diluting the punch. Miss it out, and you lose the sparkle; too much, and you're just watering down the fun. Sparkling water is a close cousin that'll work in a pinch.

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The lime wheel and cherry on top are not just eye candy, they signal your senses to dive in. They add a subtle aroma and a hint of tartness and sweetness with each sip. Without them, it's like a joke without a punchline. But hey, if you're out of cherries, a sprig of mint will freshen up your act.

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Recipe. How to make Lagoon Punch Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the light rum, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until all ingredients are combined and chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice.
  5. Top off with club soda and gently stir.
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel and maraschino cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to ensure all ingredients are well mixed.
  • Use fresh lime juice for a more authentic and refreshing taste.
  • Chill the glass before serving to keep the cocktail cool for longer.

Perfect Pairings


The crisp and tropical notes of the Lagoon Punch make it a perfect match for seafood. Imagine sipping this by the beach, with a plate of grilled shrimp or ceviche - pure paradise.

Spicy Dishes

With its sweetness and the effervescence from the club soda, this punch can handle the heat. So go ahead, grab that spicy Thai chicken salad or those hot wings and cool off with each sip.

Fruit Desserts

A natural companion to fruit-based sweets. Imagine following up a refreshing sip with a bite of a tangy key lime pie or a tropical fruit salad. It's like they were meant to be together.

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What you could change in Lagoon Punch

  • Light rum can be replaced with white rum or coconut rum for a different flavor profile.
  • If Blue Curacao is not available, you can use Triple Sec with a drop of blue food coloring.
  • Pineapple juice can be substituted with other tropical juices like mango or passion fruit.

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Tropical Twist

Replace club soda with coconut water for an island adventure in a glass. It will add a nutty sweetness that pairs beautifully with the pineapple juice.


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz coconut water
  • Ice

The taste will be more mellow and coconutty, bringing a whole new level of tropical to the cocktail.

Berry Lagoon

Add a splash of cranberry juice and substitute the maraschino cherry for a handful of mixed berries.


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz club soda
  • Splash of cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Mixed berries for garnish

This results in a fruity, slightly tart punch with an attractive red-to-blue gradient. Perfect for impressing guests!

Spicy Spark

Rim the glass with chili powder and a pinch of salt, then add a small slice of jalapeño into the shaker before mixing.


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz club soda
  • Ice
  • Chili powder and salt for rim
  • A slice of jalapeño

You'll get a spicy kick complementing the sweet and citrusy flavors, ideal for those who like a cocktail with a bit of heat.

In case you forgot basics how to make Lagoon Punch

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Lagoon Punch

Can other types of rum be used in a Lagoon Punch?

Yes, while the original recipe calls for light rum, variations of this cocktail could use other types of rum such as dark rum or spiced rum. Each type of rum will lend a distinct flavor to the drink.

Is the Lagoon Punch a traditional Caribbean drink?

Though it was originally crafted by sailors in the Caribbean, the Lagoon Punch is not traditionally associated with any specific island or culture within the Caribbean region. It is, however, enjoyed widely across many beachside locations.

What type of glass is typically used for serving a Lagoon Punch?

Lagoon Punch is usually served in a tall, slender glass like a highball or hurricane glass, which helps to showcase its unique color and garnish.

Would the taste change significantly if I substitute pineapple juice with another fruit juice?

Swapping pineapple juice for another tropical fruit juice like mango or passion fruit can change the flavor profile of the drink, making it taste slightly different. However, it should still yield a refreshing tropical cocktail.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Lagoon Punch?

Certainly, for a mocktail version of the Lagoon Punch, simply omit the rum and Blue Curacao. You can substitute the Blue Curacao with blue food coloring or blue raspberry syrup if you still want to achieve the drink's signature color.

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