The Planter's Punch was very much the punch of the caribbean plantations in the 18 & 19th Centuries. The original recipe here uses the "Old Plantation" formula & is sweeter than more modern versions.

  • Our Rating: 4
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Character: Refreshing Sweet
  • Occasions: In The Caribbean
  • Preparation Time: 3 min
Original Planter's Punch

Original Planter's Punch Ingredients

IngredientsAmountUnit
Dark Rum2shots
Still Water1.5shots
Lemon Juice1shot
Sugar Syrup0.5shot
Angostura Bitters2-3dashes

Garnish with slice of Orange & sprig of Mint.

How to Make a Original Planter's Punch

  1. Build all the ingredients into an ice-filled shaker & shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a high-ball, old-fashioned or hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with the sprig of Mint & slice of Orange placed on the rim of the glass.

Fun Facts About the Original Planter's Punch

  • The Old Plantation formula given by the Myer's Company (maker of the original planter's punch rum) was 1 sour (lemon or lime), 2 sweet (sugar), 3 strong (rum) & 4 weak (ice & water).
  • The American Plantation formula given by the Myer's Company was 1 sweet (sugar), 2 sour (lemon or lime), 3 weak (ice & water) & 4 strong (rum).

Items You Need to Make a Original Planter's Punch

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Old Fashioned Glass

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Hurricane Glass

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Stainless Steel Straws

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