Planter's punch

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Planter's punch
IBA official cocktail
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Planter's punch
TypeMixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedOn the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnishCherry and pineapple slice
Standard drinkware
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Highball glass
IBA specified
PreparationPour all ingredients, except the bitters, into shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Pour into large glass, filled with ice. Add dash Angostura bitters. Garnish with cocktail cherry and pineapple.
dagger Planter's punch recipe at International Bartenders Association

Planter's punch is an IBA Official Cocktail made of dark rum, several juices, grenadine syrup, sugar syrup, and Angostura bitters.[1]

The cocktail has been said to have originated at the Planters Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. 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.[2]


  1. ^ "Planter's Punch". International Bartenders Association. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Planter's Punch! A West Indian Recipe". Fun. XXVII (new series): 102. 4 September 1878. Retrieved 5 February 2014.