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Admiral Schley Punch Cocktail Recipe

Admiral Schley Punch Cocktail Recipe

The Admiral Schley Punch cocktail is a drink named after Admiral Winfield Scott Schley, a naval commander in the Spanish-American War. The drink was created by the famous bartender and author of the book "The Gentleman's Companion," Charles H. Baker Jr.

The cocktail is made with a combination of lime juice, grenadine, Jamaican rum, and Curaçao liqueur. It is typically served over crushed ice and garnished with a slice of lime or orange.

The drink is said to have been created in honor of Admiral Schley, who was a close friend of Baker's. Schley was known for his love of rum, and the cocktail was created as a way to celebrate his achievements and honor his memory.


The Admiral Schley Punch is a classic rum-based cocktail that is perfect for large gatherings. Here is a recipe to make this drink:


  • 1 bottle of dark rum
  • 3 cups of lemon juice
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of tea
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • Nutmeg, for garnish


  1. In a large punch bowl, combine the lemon juice and sugar, and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the water, tea, orange juice, and pineapple juice, and stir to combine.
  3. Add the bottle of dark rum and stir again.
  4. Add the sliced lemon and orange to the bowl, and stir gently.
  5. Add ice to the bowl, and stir gently.
  6. Grate a little nutmeg over the top of the punch for garnish.
  7. Serve in small cups or glasses.

Enjoy your delicious Admiral Schley Punch!

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