Planter's Punch

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fl oz Smith & Cross Pot Still Jamaican rum
1 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
½ fl oz Sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
2 fl oz Chilled water
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How to make:

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

Garnish:

Orange slice & mint sprig

Comment:

A tangy punch which harnesses the rich flavours of Myers's rum.

Origin:

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

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