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Planter's Punch Recipe

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Planter's Punch Cocktail

Planter's Punch

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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.

This recipe is just one version, others include combinations of curacao, bitters, or other juices such as pineapple and orange and at some bars a bar punch mix is used to fill. Helena Tiare Olsen has a collection of eight recipes that vary greatly on her blog, A Mountain of Crushed Ice.  The key to this punch is to make it your own, just like everyone else has.

Also, you can easily increase the recipe's volume and serve it as a party punch or you can go with the non-alcoholic Planter's Punch.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  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.
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Awsome drink for gals, Member Arniceous

a fun drink I like adding a shot of Almeretto for a mai tai twist

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