New Thing #174: Planters Punch



I’m busy getting ready for a work trip to Mexico tomorrow and was stressing out a bit about it since I hadn’t done a thing to prepare until today. Relief came in the form of two fabulous gay men bearing gifts. Gifts of rum.

My friends Trent and Marcus dropped off a bottle of 8 year old Angostura 1919 dark rum as a thank you for a card I made up a couple of months ago. Of course they needn’t have given me anything for it, but it’s booze and I’ll gladly take it when offered. Anyone at my bachelor party can attest to that fact.

Since I’ve had this wonderful spirit before I thought I’d look into what I could make with it as a new thing today. Then I realized that I’ve never had a Planters Punch before. All these years I thought the punch refered to the mixture of fruit juices and alcohol. Nope. It’s definitely referring to the wallop you get from drinking one. 

It’s sweet, bold and very full of that rich dark rum flavour. This is a treat on a humid summer night. Thanks guys!


Planters Punch

2 oz Angostura dark rum
2 oz orange juice
3/4 shot lime juice
1 teaspoon caster sugar
4 dashes Angostura® aromatic bitters

Method: shake & Strain over cubed ice and add Angostura® aromatic bitters

Glass: Tumbler 

Garish: Lime wedge squeezed into drink



About dangaede

Creative Director and espresso lover.

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