• 2 oz of Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz of Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz of Lime Juice
  • 2 oz of Dark Rum
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • 1 part of Cherry
  • Slice of Orange


Planter’s Rum Punch is a popular punch recipe that is the definition of tropical, good for hot days in the summer and cool days by the beach – or any time that calls for a tropical beverage.

All of the juices and the rum should be combined into a shaker with ice and shaken until they have fully mixed together. Ice should already be in the glass with the cherry sitting gently on top. Pour all of the mixed drink into the glass and put the dash of grenadine on top. Add an orange slice to garnish the glass.

The recipe is made on a per drink basis because that is traditional. However, ingredients can be multiplied in higher numbers and served in a punch bowl.

Another Classic and Popular Punch Recipe

The first mention of the Planter’s Rum Punch has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, with the first printing found in the New York Times in August of 1908. Today, Planter’s Punch continues to be one of the best known tropical drinks available, often served on beaches in the warm summer weather.

What is unique to the Planter’s Rum Punch recipe, however, is that the ingredients often change – some people use orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice, soda water, lime juice and other ingredients, and they mix and match these ingredients at different rates. Because of this, if you get Planter’s punch while you are on vacation, it can taste different at every location you travel to, so it is like having a new drink experience each time.

With this recipe, you are encourage to adjust the amount of orange and pineapple juice to fit your liking. The drink will continue to keep its core flavor, but the possible permutations of the recipe are all based on personal preference, and that preference should be what decides how much of the juices you use, so that you can make the perfect drink that is right for you.