1970s Recipes + Menus

Planter’s Punch

January 1973
    This drink, which started out as nothing more than rum, citrus juice, and sugar, has gotten quite ornate and can now be found made with every variety of juice and syrup imaginable, and with no end of garnishes. By today’s standards, this recipe is restrained (there’s not even any grenadine!), notwithstanding the fruit salad with which it is adorned.

    In a cocktail shaker combine 1/2 cup crushed ice, 3 tablespoons dark rum, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon Angostura bitters. Cover the container, shake the mixture well, and pour it into a 10-ounce highball glass. Add ice cubes or soda water, if desired. Invert a spoon in the glass and gently pour over the back of the spoon 1 or 2 tablespoons dark rum. Garnish the planter’s punch with a pineapple spear, an orange slice, and a maraschino cherry. Makes 1 drink.
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