Mary Poppins…and rum punch!

Growing up, Mary Poppins was one of my favorite Disney movies to watch. It has always been a beloved tale that makes me smile.

When Saving Mr. Banks came out, I had to watch it. I am addicted to backstories. What made it this way? P.L. Travers and her witty, proper English spirit made me laugh, cry and inspired me. Tom Hanks as Walt Disney is perfection. In case you haven’t seen the movie, you should!

As much as I love Mary Poppins, it may come as shock I didn’t read the book until last year. The book is different from the movie but equally as good! The characters are as lovable and entertaining as they are on screen, just a few different stories.

My favorite thing about Mary Poppins (“Never ever just Mary”) is her magic. Her ability to transform any situation into a magically experience. This is best shown when administering medicine.

Just a spoonful of sugar…

When Mary Poppins gives you medicine, it tastes like your favorite treat, although the syrup comes out of the same bottle it tastes different to everyone.

When Mary Poppins takes a dose for herself she proclaims with sheer joy “rum punch!”

So I thought it fitting to share my favorite rum punch recipe!

Rum Punch

1 oz gold rum

1 oz coconut rum

2 oz pineapple juice

2 oz orange juice

3/4 oz lime juice

Splash of grenadine

Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Enjoy!

Grab a copy of Mary Poppins, make a shaker of punch and enjoy! The books can easily be finished in a day and I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday!


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