It's thought that punch came from the Hindi word panch, meaning "five," and, in fact, punches originally were made with five ingredients: lime juice, sugar, spices, water and a fermented sap called arrack. British sailors used to drink this concoction to ward off scurvy in the 1600s, but luckily for us, the practice evolved into something far more recreational.
1 1/2 oz. dark rum
6 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
Juice of 1/4 lime
1 tsp. Simple Syrup
1. In a cocktail shaker over ice, combine rum, orange juice, grenadine, lime juice, and syrup. Shake well, then strain into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with an orange slice.