Planter's Punch

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Collins glass
Measuring jigger


There are approximately 157 calories in one serving of Planter's Punch.
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Serve in a

Collins glass


Orange slice & mint sprig

How to make:

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

1 12 fl oz Pot still Jamaican rum
1 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
12 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
3 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters
2 fl oz Chilled water

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Our comment:

A tangy punch which harnesses the rich flavours of the rum.


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 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks) of 1 sweet, 2 sour, 3 strong and 4 weak.

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