Planter's Punch Cocktail Recipe

Planter's punch cocktail
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    3 mins
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Planter's Punch is a classic rum drink that first appeared in print in a 1908 edition of the New York Times. Like many other drinks, this has a disputed origin: one claim refers to the Planter's Hotel in St. Louis and another tells of a Jamaican planter's wife who concocted it to cool down the workers.

Beyond its origins, this is one of those drinks that has many recipe variations. It seems like everyone has their own way to make it, but the key to this punch is to not do what everyone else does and make it your own.

Other Planter's Punch recipes include combinations of curacao, bitters, or different juices such as pineapple and orange. At some bars, ​you will even find that a 'bar punch mix' is used instead of individual juices.

While the recipe below is for a single serving, the measurements can easily be increased to serve at a party. If you want to skip the rum, there is a non-alcoholic version of Planter's Punch that is quite tasty as well.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.
  4. Top with club soda if you want.
  5. Garnish with seasonal fruits.