Planter's Punch Recipe

Planter's Punch

What is the Planter’s Punch?

Planter’s Punch is a classic rum drink that has a fruity and citrus flavor. It can be made as a single serving, or in a punch bowl for a party.

Who invented the Planter’s Punch?

As with many classic cocktails, there are separate claims as to who invented the Planter’s Punch cocktail: one story claims it was invented at the Planters Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, while another claims it was invented in Jamaica by a Jamaican planter’s wife.

IBA Official Cocktail Recipe

There are many recipe variations for Planter’s Punch. The recipe below is the official recipe from the International Bartenders Association, who specifies their measurements in centiliters (cL), and we’ve included an oz conversion for each measurement as well.


4.5 cl (~1.5 oz) dark rum
3.5 cl (~1.2 oz) fresh orange juice
3.5 cl (~1.2 oz) fresh pineapple juice
2 cl (~0.7 oz) fresh lime juice
1 cl (~0.3 oz) grenadine
1 cl (~0.3 oz) simple syrup
3-4 dashes Angostura bitters

Preparation: How to make a Planter's Punch

  1. Shake all ingredients (except bitters) with ice.
  2. Pour over ice into a highball glass.
  3. Add the dashes of Angostura bitters on top.
  4. Garnish with a cherry and slice of pineapple, and serve.
Planter's Punch