Planter’s Punch is a delicious rum classic from the late 1800s, the origins of which are debatable. Some claim it was invented at the “Planter’s House Hotel” in St. Louse, and others say Jamaica is where the cocktail was born. No matter where it came from, it is still a really fun drink, and no one will deny that. 😉
The Planter’s Punch is called that way, because “punch” is exactly what it is… A mix of fruits, liqueur, and more fruits for garnish and extra flavor. The best part is that it requires nothing specific. Whatever is the seasonal fruit will do just fine, and as many as you can fit. Go wild. 😀
The ingredients needed for this one are dark rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, grenadine for that pretty color and some sweetness, club soda which is optional, and of course, all the fruits you can find. Some recipes include a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters and a bit of sugar syrup for extra sweetness. Feel free to experiment with this drink and adjust it to your taste.
Ingredients for Planter’s Punch:
- 2 Ounces (60ml) of dark rum.
- 3 Ounces (90ml) of pineapple juice.
- 1 Ounce (30ml) of lime juice (freshly squeezed, of course)
- ½ Ounce (15ml) of Grenadine.
- Club soda – Optional.
- Seasonal fruits for garnish.
- Pour the rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine into a shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well and strain into a highball, Collins, Hurricane, or whatever tall glass you have, over ice, and top up with soda if you wish to.
- Garnish and enjoy.