Planter's Punch

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (72 ratings)

Serve in a

Collins glass

Photographed in an

UB Ice Mixer 14.5oz

Garnish:

Orange slice & mint sprig

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Jamaican-style overproof aged pot still rum
1 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
2 fl oz Chilled water
3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
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Review:

A tangy punch that harnesses the strength and rich flavours of the rum.

Variant:

Rum Punch

History:

Invented in the late 19th century by the founder of Myers's rum, Fred L. Myers. The recipe on the back of each bottle of his rum is known as the "Old Plantation formula" and uses the classic rum punch proportions: 1 sour (lime), 2 sweet (sugar), 3 strong (rum), and 4 weak (water).

Rather than this, or the American formula: 1 sour, 2 sweet, 3 weak, and 4 strong, I've followed David A. Embury's recommendation (in his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks) of 1 sweet, 2 sour, 3 strong and 4 weak.

1 part Sugar Syrup
2 parts Lemon Juice
3 parts Jamaica Rum
2 or 3 dashes Angostura to each drink.
Shake vigorously with crushed ice and pour, without straining, into Collins glasses. Pack glasses to top with crushed ice, fill to within 1/2" to 1/3" of top with charged water and churn with a bar spoon until glasses start to frost. Decorate with fruit as desired and serve with straws.

David A. Embury, 1948

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 13.36% alc./vol. (26.72° proof)
  • 20.2 grams of pure alcohol
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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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