A super easy and refreshing planter’s recipe to quench summer’s thirst and smell the tropics

Punch is a drink made from rum, fruit juices and various additives that is consumed and loved in many countries around the world. Cocktails of this type are very diverse and suit all seasons and all tastes. Today, we would like to bring you the perfect planter punch recipe for summer and exude the exoticism of the tropics… what are its origins and how to make it like an experienced bartender, it is up to you to find out by consulting the following.

What is the difference between a punch and a planter?

For those wondering, there is no difference between a punch and a planter. The second term simply designates a punch in the West Indies and is sometimes said planter punch, which may sound like repetition, but is used like planter punch in English to distinguish this particular cocktail from other types of punches. Another interesting piece of information is that in Hindi, “punch” means “five” which reflects the five ingredients of the classic punch in the original recipe.

What are the origins of this cocktail?

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The ranch is a simple mixture of dark rum, citrus, sugar, and spices that has been quenching people’s thirst since the late 1800s, yet its exact origins are obscure. And while hotels in Charleston and St. Louis are associated with cocktails, it most likely originated in Jamaica. Jamaican rum brand Myers’s Rum sold Planter’s Punch Rum (pictured below) specifically for cocktail use, helping popularize this planter’s punch recipe with drinkers.

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The planter cocktail was very popular in the United States in the 1960s. However, for unknown reasons, it has waned over the years, only to be revived in 2000. The recipe for farmer’s punch reappeared in cocktail books, such as Ted Hay’s influential 2009 book, Great Souls and Forgotten Cocktails.

The original recipe for the planter punch

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Planter punch recipes vary and it is difficult to know which is the original. An old hymn calls for “one sour, two sweet, three strong, four weak,” the proportions of citrus fruits, syrup, rum, and ice water, but modern recipes alter those proportions or change the formula entirely. There is no one right way to prepare a cocktail, so don’t be afraid to give the drink your personal touch.

The recipe for planter punch that we would like to present to you is consistent with the three strong parts (rum). However, it uses equal amounts of sugar and citrus for the sweet and sour ingredients. It also gets a spicy dose and a more complex taste thanks to the bitterness of Angostura, with a dash of sparkling water to soften it up a bit. Do not forget about ice cubes to make the cocktail more refreshing and convey the warm climate and sandy beaches of Jamaica. So and without further introduction, here is a list of its components and stages of preparation:

Ingredients and preparation steps

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90 ml of amber rum
30 ml simple syrup
30 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon pomegranate
3 dashes of Angostura Aromatic Bitterness
A little cooled sparkling water
To garnish: a sprig of fresh mint (or a slice of orange or pineapple in some variations)

Place the dark rum, simple syrup, lemon juice, grenadine and myrrh in a shaker with ice cubes and shake until well combined and cool. Pour into a Collins glass* over crushed ice and cover with a sprinkle of soda. Garnish it with a mint sprig or an orange slice and enjoy!

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*You can also serve the planter punch in a highball glass cup, no tulip hurricane or old-fashioned tumbler.

Variations in Planter Punch Recipe

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Nowadays, there are dozens of variations on the original planter punch recipe and it would be very difficult to list them all. Most of the time, you can simply mix dark rum and fruit juice in a 1:3 ratio, add a few slices of lime cubes and ice, and you’re done. Admittedly, it’s pretty easy, but as you can see, it has almost nothing to do with the West Indian cocktail of the past. So, if you decide to sample them, try to stick to the original piercing recipe as much as possible and instead try the decorations and mugs so you don’t be disappointed…

Collins frosted glass filled with botanical botanicals and beautifully covered with tropical accents

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A slice of orange or a maraschino cherry can decorate your glass of plants.

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The so-called tornado tulip shaped glass is also suitable for western Indian punch thanks to its peculiar shape

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Source used: www.liquor.com

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