Serves 8 cups (2L)
2 cups (500 ml) whole milk
¾ cup (175 ml) packed Demerara sugar
2 lemons, peel only, no pith
2 cups (500 ml) hot, steeped black tea
1 bottle (750 ml) The Kracken Black Spiced Rum
6 oz (180 ml) Hoyne Dark Matter
2/3 cup (150 ml) lemon juice


  1. In a large container, add milk and set aside. In a second container, combine sugar and lemon peel. Gently muddle peel and sugar until oil releases and mixture starts to look wet and clumpy, 45 to 60 seconds. Add hot tea and stir to dissolve sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Pour rum mixture into milk (never pour milk into rum) and gently stir curds with a small spoon. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. (Chilling before straining improves clarity of the punch.)
  3. Line a fine-mesh sieve with a coffee filter and set over a large container. Gently pour alcohol-milk mixture through filter (this will take a little time). Change the filter periodically, then discard curds and filter. Continue process as needed for desired clarity. Transfer clarified punch to a resealable container and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve on the rocks or neat. Garnish as desired.
Email Recipe