Planter’s Punch


planters rum punch

Planter’s Punch is a classic rum drink that first appeared in print in a 1908 edition of The New York Times. Like 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. At some bars a bar punch mix is used to fill. Also, you can easily increase the recipe’s volume and serve it as a party punch!

Prep Time: 3 minutes/ Total Time: 3 minutes / Yield: 1 Drink


2 oz Pusser’s Rum
1/4 oz grenadine
equal parts sour mix and either pineapple or orange juice to fill
club soda (optional)
maraschino cherry for garnish
lemon or orange slice for garnish

Pour the rum, grenadine and juice mix into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes.
Shake well.
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.
Top with club soda if you want.
Garnish with the lemon slice and cherry. Enjoy!

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