Planters Punch

Planters Punch

Planters Punch is today considered not a specific cocktail, but rather has grown as the generic name for a set of rum-based punches. Recipes vary, containing some combination of lemon juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, orange juice, grenadine, soda water, curaçao, Angostura bitters, and cayenne pepper.  Another one of the drinks popularized by Trader Vic’s as part of the Tiki bar explosion.  The first mention of the drink is in the late 1800’s and again in 1905.  It gained popularity in the 50’s and 60’s as the tropical drink craze swept the US.  Our recipe has all the standard ingredients but there are many variations on this theme.  This is a drink you can play around with, more pineapple or less…  It really is a matter of taste.

Ingredients: 
1 1/2 oz.) Appleton Estate Amber Rum
1 1 /2 oz of orange juice
1 oz fresh lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Monin Pomegranate Syrup
½ oz Simple Syrup
Orange slice and Cherry
Preparation: 

In shaker glass with ice pour Rum, pomegranate syrup, simple syrup bitters and lemon juice.  Shake well and pour into a chilled hurricane glass.   Garnish with a orange wedge and cherry.