Yum-Yummity-Yum, YUM! This is a perfectly balanced Planter’s Punch cocktail! Fruity, slightly sweet and extra delicious!!
Look at the condensation on the side of the glass! Makes me want to run my finger up the side to clear it away before I pick this lovely drink up! I can imagine how cold the glass is before I lift it to my pursed lips to sip it. Can’t you?
I’ve made this drink a bunch of times as a bartender, but haven’t made it much in my personal life. I not sure why because now that I’ve tasted it, I’m thinking, “Yes! This is refreshing and delish!!”
This delicious cocktail reminds me of something our cousins call “A Pool Drink,” because we make it in the summer and imbibe it sitting by their pool.
I’ve had a few of those.
Okay, more than a few.
The pool drink and the Planter’s Punch are both made with rum and fruit juices. But what the pool drink does not have that the perfectly balanced Planter’s Punch has is Grenadine.
Also, the pool drink isn’t served in the tulip shaped glass. Pool drinks are served in plastic Solo cups that have your name written on the side with a Sharpie pen. Planter’s Punch cocktails are served in real glassware.
On to the recipe:
The Planter’s Punch Ingredients and the Mixing
I use white and gold rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup and Grenadine in this fabulous drink.
I start by getting my cocktail shaker and filling it half way with ice.
I measure out the rums, one ounce each.
I pour both shots into the cocktail shaker.
Next, I measure out one ounce of orange juice. I love the Odawalla brand.
I pour it into the shaker.
Next up is the pineapple juice. I measure out one ounce.
I pour it into the shaker to join the orange juice and rums.
Then I pour out 1/2 ounce of simple syrup and pour that into the shaker.
Next up is the lime juice. I manually squeeze the lime until it yields 1/2 ounce of the juice.
Into the shaker it goes.
I cap the shaker and shakeity-shake-shake-shake and pour it into the waiting tulip shaped glass.
I then measure out 1/2 ounce of Grenadine syrup.
I pour the Grenadine into the tulip glass.
Grenadine sinks to the bottom of the glass, but I don’t leave it there. I take a stirrer and stir away! I put a few more ice cubes into the glass because I like my drinkies cold!
I cut a slice of orange and cut it in half. I then stick it on the side of the glass.
It’s pretty, isn’t it?
It looks a little like the tequila sunrise cocktail, but it has a totally different taste.
Here’s an aerial view of the Planter’s Punch, because I love me some arial views!
Here’s another shot.
I hope you enjoyed this planter’s punch recipe and try it soon!
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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
- 1 ounce white rum
- 1 ounce gold or dark rum
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 1 ounce pineapple juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce Grenadine
- Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice
- Add white and gold rum
- Add orange and pineapple juice
- Add lime juice
- Add simple syrup
- Cap shaker and shake 10 times
- Pour contents, including ice into glass (I used a tulip shaped glass)
- Add Grenadine and stir contents
- Take the half slice of orange and place on the side of the glass
- Lift glass