Trader Vic’s Planter’s Punch

A sparkling take on an island classic.

Photo: Johnny Autry


    • 2 oz. Jamaican rum (preferably Appleton, Hamilton, or Hampden)

    • ½ oz. grenadine

    • 1 oz. fresh lime juice (save ½ lime shell for garnish)

    • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice

    • ¼ tsp. sugar

    • Soda water to top


  1. Place all ingredients except soda water into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until sugar is dissolved and drink is chilled, then pour into a 12-ounce collins glass filled with cracked ice and a squeezed lime shell. Fill with soda water, stir gently, and serve with a straw. Tiny umbrella optional.


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