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How To Make Planter's Punch

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The Planter's Punch is product of the plantations of the Caribbean. A blend of a few simple, readily available ingredients, it is a refreshing, light and tangy cocktail with countless recipe variations. This is a particularly delicious one.
What you'll need: 
Boston shaker
Collins/Hi-ball glass
Cubed ice
Dark/Demerara rum
Light Caribbean rum
Triple Sec/Orange Curaçao
Fresh lime
Orange and pineapple juices
Sugar syrup and Grenadine (pomegranate syrup)
Angostura bitters
Fill a mixing glass with cubed ice. Into the mixing glass pour 25ml/0.8oz of dark/Demerara rum and 25ml/0.8oz of light rum. Demerara rum refers to the dark, flavourful rums produced in Guyana.
Add a dash of Triple Sec/orange curaçao and 50ml/1.5oz of both orange and pineapple juices. Orange curaçao, a liqueur flavoured with the peel of laraha oranges grown on the island of Curaçao in the Dutch Antilles, provides sweetness but also a slight citrus bitterness.
Squeeze the juice of half a fresh lime into the mixing glass and add an equal dash of both sugar syrup and grenadine and a few drops of Angostura bitters. The bitters will add a herbal complexity.
Seal with the Boston tin before shaking vigorously until the mixture froths and the tin frosts over.
Strain into an ice-filled Collins or Hi-ball glass and garnish with a fresh orange slice and a cherry.


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