Planter’s Punch #2

We have covered Planter’s Punch very recently, but we used a modified recipe from David Embury. The version given here reverts to the original.

Planter’s Punch was invented in the 1800s by Frederick L Myers. Back in the day, when Myers was marketing his ‘Old Plantation’ rum, the back of the bottle included the recipe for Planters Punch. The recipe can be remembered as”

“One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak.”

Planter's Punch #2

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By Frederick L Myers Serves: 1
Cooking Time: None


  • 45ml Jamaican rum
  • 15ml freshly squeezed lime juice (see notes)
  • 30ml sugar syrup (2:1 sugar:water)
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 60ml shots chilled water



Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled highball or Hurricane glass. Garnish with an orange slice and some mint.


For a the Embury recipe, swap the proportions of lime and sugar.

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