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Planter's Punch Drink Recipe

Sep 14, 2017 | Post By Danny Mahoney
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This is the original recipe for “Rum Punch”, first invented over 150 years ago and listed as an International Bartender’s Association “unforgettable cocktail”.

You’ve probably made your own rum punch before, or certainly been handed a glass at a friend’s picnic or BBQ. It’s the ubiquitous summer drink that everyone makes by dumping whatever fruit juice they’re got hanging around the fridge into a bucket with lots of ice a generous measure of Bacardi. Sorry to say, that’s nothing like a genuine Planter’s Punch.

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First of all, you need to start with dark rum. The better the quality, the nicer your drink will taste. Don’t get fancy and try using spiced Rum because it changes the flavour of the drink and isn’t usually as well aged.

Most importantly, you need to make a Planter’s Punch individually, in a cocktail shaker, as you would any other respectable drink. The ice will “wet” the drink without diluting the distinctive flavour of the alcohol. If you insist on putting your own spin on this classic cocktail, try substituting lime for the lemon juice. Otherwise, be true to the recipe and you’ll love the end result.

Here’s the recipe for making a Planter’s Punch cocktail:

Ingredients

  • 45ml Dark Rum
  • 30ml Orange Juice
  • 30ml Pineapple Juice
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Grenadine syrup
  • Dash of Sugar syrup
  • Two dashes of bitters
  • Maraschino cherry and wedge of pineapple

Preparation

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Add all ingredients except the bitters
  3. Shake vigorously
  4. Strain into a highball glass
  5. Shake two dashes of bitters on top of the drink
  6. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a triangle of pineapple

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Ice
  • Highball glass

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Danny is a Melburnian liquor enthusiast and ex bartender turned web developer. Although an avid whiskey drinker he likes to practice the arts of cocktail making and mixing drinks. Danny believes there are always new concoctions just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

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