Planter's Punch

Planter's punch recipe


Linda Shiue
June 22, 2010 5:01AM (UTC)

The first known print reference to Planter's Punch was in the August 8, 1908 edition of The New York Times:

PLANTER'S PUNCH

This recipe I give to thee,
Dear brother in the heat.
Take two of sour (lime let it be)
To one and a half of sweet,
Of Old Jamaica pour three strong,
And add four parts of weak.
Then mix and drink. I do no wrong --
I know whereof I speak.

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Translation:

Quantities refer to ounces.
Sour: lime juice
Sweet: simple or grenadine syrup
Strong: rum, preferably a dark rum like Jamaica's Appleton Estate.
Weak: ice water
Also add a dash of Trinidad's Angostura bitters and a dusting of nutmeg.

Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry, if you want to dress it up.

 


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