Planter’s Punch Cocktail Recipe

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Planter’s Punch Cocktail Recipe

A classic rum drink, Planter’s punch has been in print since 1908 when an article in The New York Times introduced it as a classic. There is some dispute over the drink’s origin, as is the case with many other beverages. Another claims it was invented in Jamaica, while another claims it originated at the Planter’s House Hotel in St. Louis. Regardless of its origin, this cocktail is known for its design of garnishing it with various fruits, as many as your glass can accommodate. If berries, cherries, citrus, or tropical fruit are in season, top this with them.

It is called a punch in the traditional sense because its a punch. A classic punch is more like a fruity mix spiked with liquor and garnished with lots of fruit rather than the cocktail that is commonly associated with the word today. The ingredients in this punch, including the rum, grenadine, and pineapple juice, can all be substituted for what you prefer, so you can change it up a bit to suit your interests. Even if it is optional, adding a splash of club soda can make your drink more lively.

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The strength of Planter’s Punch Cocktail Recipe is 3 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Planter’s Punch Cocktail Recipe is 164 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Planter’s Punch Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Mixing Glass
  • Strainer


  • Highball Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine
  • 2 ounces club soda, optional
  • Seasonal fruit, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  • Collect the necessary ingredients.
  • In a mixing glass with ice cubes, combine the rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine. Shake vigorously.
  • Fill a highball glass halfway with ice cubes and strain into it.
  • If desired, top with club soda and garnish with seasonal fruits. Serve and have fun.

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