Planter's Punch

Think of Planter’s Punch as a choose-your-own-tropical-adventure of a cocktail. The original Caribbean recipe called for a mix of rum, lime juice, sugar and some added spice, but over the years, bartenders and island communities have made the bright and boozy drink their own, using native fruit juices and signature blends of rums and spices. We prefer to keep things simple. Our version is inspired by Jeff Berry’s recipe, published in Potions of the Caribbean. A mashup of a 1920s recipe from Fred Meyers of Meyers and Son Rum and a 1957 version from A.R. Woolley of Lemon Hart Rum, it’s refreshing, rum-heavy and exactly what the doctor ordered on a hot summer’s day.

Sweet, Sour


  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • .75 oz Demerara Syrup
  • Black Tea
  • Mint
  • Crushed Ice


Step one

Fill a glass halfway with crushed ice and add the rum, lime juice and demerara syrup.

Step two

Using a swizzle stick, stir the ingredients to combine.

Step three

Fill the glass with more crushed ice and top with tea. Stir once more to combine.

Step four

Garnish with a mint sprig.

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Recommended Rum: Hamilton 151, Smith & Cross Navy Strenth