Makes 4 1/2 cups
2 1/2 cups water
3 cups sugar
Add the water and sugar to a medium-size saucepan. Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat a bit, keeping the mixture at a low boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Turn off the heat, and let the syrup cool completely in the pan. Store in a clean, airtight container in the refrigerator.
6 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
4 oz. simple syrup (see right)
2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 oz. white rum
6 oz. dark rum
1 25 fluid ounce bottle of champagne
Orange, lime and lemon slice for garnish
Ice (in block form of possible; if not, large chunks)