Planter's punch

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Planter's punch
IBA official cocktail
Planter's punch
TypeMixed drink
Base spirit
Standard garnishorange zest
Standard drinkware
Beverage glass
IBA specified
PreparationPour all ingredients directly in a small tumbler or a typical terracotta glass.
NotesAdd dilution up to taste, it can be given by water, ice or fresh juices.
Planter's punch recipe at International Bartenders Association

Planter's punch is an IBA Official Cocktail made of Jamaican rum, fresh lime juice, and sugar cane juice.[1]

The cocktail has been said to have originated at the Planters Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, but actually originated in Jamaica.[2] The September 1878 issue of the London magazine Fun listed the recipe as follows:

A wine-glass with lemon juice fill,
Of sugar the same glass fill twice
Then rub them together until
The mixture looks smooth, soft, and nice.

Of rum then three wine glasses add,
And four of cold water please take. A
Drink then you'll have that's not bad—
At least, so they say in Jamaica.[3]


  1. ^ "Planter's Punch". International Bartenders Association. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  2. ^ "The fruity rum drink known as Planter's Punch goes way back in time". Charleston City Paper. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Planter's Punch! A West Indian Recipe". Fun. XXVII (new series): 102. 4 September 1878. Retrieved 5 February 2014.