The Planter’s Punch is a fruity, rum-based drink that is believed to have been created by British settlers in the 19th century. The name comes from a popular mix of rum and fruit juice. It was first mentioned in the 1802 diary of William Henry Trescot, who was an American-born plantation owner and wine merchant on Long Island. This cocktail was a hot commodity among the elite of society at the time.
It doesn’t taste like any other rum drink. It’s the perfect summer tipple, with a hint of lime and spice, plus an added bonus: The SC Demerara syrup recipe below!
2 ounces light rum
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
Splash of orange juice
1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
2. Shake well.
3. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon wedge, if desired.
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