Planter's Punch IBA Spec.
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Planter's Punch IBA Spec.
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.56 / 5
This is the IBA specification which I find very tasty because it balances sweet, sour, fruity and bitter so well. This is the IBA specification which I find very tasty because it balances sweet, sour, fruity and bitter so well.
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Base ingredient
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Dark rum
Alcohol content
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12.16% | 1.8 units *

Method
How to make a Planter's Punch IBA Spec.

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into an ice-filled glass and serve
~ The juices should be freshly squeezed. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin story of Planter's Punch?

Planter’s Punch originated in Jamaica, with references dating back to the late 19th century. The cocktail is associated with the plantation culture, where it was traditionally made to showcase the flavors of the local rum. It gained popularity internationally through hotel bars and tourism, evolving into various recipes, including the International Bartenders Association (IBA) specified version, which aims to provide a standardized recipe for consistency in flavor and quality.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of juice in Planter's Punch?

Yes, you can substitute different types of juice in Planter's Punch, although the classic flavor may change. Mango juice or passion fruit juice can be great alternatives that maintain the tropical character of the cocktail. However, it's best to use juices that complement the dark rum and maintain the balance between sweetness and acidity.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with Planter's Punch?

For Planter's Punch, traditional garnishes include a slice of orange, a cherry, or a pineapple wedge. To add a more tropical look, consider adding a sprig of mint or a small umbrella. The garnish should enhance the visual appeal and subtly complement the flavors of the punch.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Planter's Punch for a party?

Planter's Punch is best served in a highball glass filled with ice, making it refreshing and easy to drink. For a party, consider making a large batch in a punch bowl or a drink dispenser, allowing guests to serve themselves. Add plenty of ice and garnishes like orange slices, cherries, and mint leaves in the bowl to enhance the presentation and keep the punch cold.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should Planter's Punch be stirred or shaken before serving?

According to the IBA specifications for Planter's Punch, the cocktail should be shaken. This method helps to thoroughly mix the ingredients, cool the drink, and add a slight dilution for a smoother taste. After shaking, it's typically strained into a glass filled with ice to serve cold.

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