TBT Classic Cocktail #6: Planters Punch

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It’s our sixth throwback thursday here at The Woman At The Bar, and to celebrate we have an extra special classic cocktail for you this week!

Planters Punch!

There are very few things in life as delicious as a Planters Punch, and The Woman At The Bar Family has spent DECADES perfecting the best version of this drink–and we think it is time we share it with you. Are you ready?

A quick note up top: our camera decided to have a mind of its own this week, so most of our normal pictures are MIA…boo. Oh well, we’re sure you can live with it.

To start, a little history on the Planters Punch. Although it is a rum-based cocktail and contains many of the same ingredients as a traditional Tiki drink, the actual origin of the punch goes back much further than our tiki drinks, and it is most commonly believed to have originally been developed in Jamaica, with most modern versions deriving from concoctions made in South Carolina during the 1800s.

Honestly, the history of cocktails and mixed drinks is pretty fascinating, in our humble opinion.

Anyhoo, although you can find many Planters Punch recipes online and in mixology books, we are very confident that this version–painstakingly developed by none other than GaryAtTheBar–is the Best of the Best.

So lets get this show on the road, okay?

For our Planters Punch you will need:

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  • 3/4 oz sour mix (equal parts lemon and lime juice)
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz traditional rum (barrel aged)
  • aprox. 4 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • splash of grenadine
  • luxardo cherry & citrus wedges, for garnish

Gather all of your ingredients plus your jiggers, mixing glass, bar spoon, and tall serving glass (preferably a hurricane glass, as seen above)

First, prep your juices.

Add your 3/4 oz sour mix into your mixing glass, followed by 3/4 oz of simple syrup.

Next add in your 2 oz of rum (we prefer Myers for this drink), and 1/2 oz triple sec.

Now add in your orange juice, and top it off with a splash of grenadine.

Give all your ingredients a good stir to combine!

If you can, crush a good amount of ice, and fill your serving glass. Then pour your ingredients over the ice!

Finish by garnishing with your fruit (and a cocktail umbrella if you have one! Go all out!)

And there you have it!

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You’ve got yourself the perfect drink to transport you to a tropical island far, far away. Who needs to spend money on plane tickets and hotel reservations when you can just sit back, relax, and sip these all day?

Enjoy it, readers–we know we will!

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