The Planter's Punch

About The Planter’s Punch

This is one of the older IBA Classic Cocktails on the list, with it first being mentioned in 1878 in London. The cocktail itself is disputed to have originated from Charleston, SC or Jamaica. This is a sweet summertime punch that hides its potent alcohol content well. Although rarely ordered at a bar anymore, this is classic and essential recipe to know.



  • 1.5 oz. Dark Rum

  • 1 oz. Orange Juice

  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice

  • 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 oz. Grenadine

  • 1/2 oz. Simple Sugar Syrup

  • 3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

  • Cocktail Cherry & Pineapple Wedge for Garnish

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.5 Stars

  • Served:      On the Rocks

  • Strength:   Medium

  • Difficulty:  Medium

  • Flavor:       Sweet


Pour all ingredients, except the bitters, into shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled. Pour into large glass, filled with ice. Add Angostura bitters as a floater and do not stir. Garnish with cocktail cherry and pineapple.