Cocktails: Planter’s Punch
Nothing quite hits the spot on a sunny day on the water than an ice-cold glass of a good punch. The Planter’s Punch has been found on beach-themed menus for generations, but it’s worth noting that dramatic variations exist. Different fruit juices as well as flashy garnishes are ubiquitous, and if you see the bachelorette party across the bar cheering over an extra-large Tiki head glass with a towering fruit salad as a garnish, you could be looking at the house’s take on the classic. What we have here is the bedrock recipe from the International Bartenders Association (converted from centiliters). Experiment to make your own perfect punch and feel free to expand the recipe to make pitchers of your creation in advance.
- 1 1/2 oz. dark rum
- 1 oz. orange juice
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- 2/3 oz. lemon juice
- 1/3 oz. Grenadine
- 1/3 oz. simple syrup
- 3 to 4 dashes Angostura bitters
- Garnish: Cocktail cherry and pineapple on a toothpick (mint sprig also common)
Make the Drink
Directions: Add all the ingredients, except the bitters and garnish, into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a Collins glass (ideally) over crushed ice. Top with the bitters and garnish. Enjoy!
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