Planter’s Punch

Planter's Punch - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

This month’s MxMo theme hosted by Thiago of Bartending Notes was pineapple.  In an effort to give the king of fruits his due I racked my brain for a cocktail that incorporated one of my favorite fruits.  A variety of concoctions passed by my lips, but I kept drifting back towards mixing a Planter’s Punch.  The iconic dark rum cocktail is a staple in the Deep South during summertime, and I associate it with one afternoon in particular.

My mother-in-law was never much of a drinker.  On the rare occasion she would have something harder than Diet Coke to drink it was usually a pre-made Margarita from Winn-Dixie. One sultry North Florida summer afternoon, however, I had a bottle of Goslings Black Seal rum in the liquor cabinet, a variety of fruit juices in the fridge,  and introduced her to Planter’s Punch.  She enjoyed the drink and unexpectedly asked for a multiple refills.  Sitting by Mason’s kiddie pool with her, watching him splash about as we drank until the sky clouded over, the thunderheads rolled in, and it began to rain.  A car accident two years ago took her life, but every time I mix one of these fruity rum concoctions I think of her.

Cheers Charlotte!

Planter’s Punch:
– 1 1/2 oz. dark run
– 1 oz. pineapple juice
– 1 oz. orange juice
– 1/2 oz lime juice
– dash of grenadine

Combine, shake, and pour over ice. Garnish with a fruit slice of your choice.

Or, if you are lazy, just pour all the ingredients into a glass, add some cubes, stir!

For more great pineapple inspired cocktails check out the full Mixology Monday LXXXVI Round-Up.


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