Sharkbait’s Cocktail of the Week: A 1-2 Punch Combination

Happy long weekend everyone. With today being an observed holiday, I hope that the majority of you are ready to start day drinking. As they say: “You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning!” Given that we’re in the middle of summer, and I have plenty of Goslings leftover from making dark & stormys, I wanted to look for something a bit tropical in nature. Using the dark rum as a base spirit, my research brought me to the Planter’s Punch.

My original idea was to use the recipe found at #6 on this list of classic rum cocktails. Seems like a good version right? Given how old it was, I decided to check a couple of the cocktail books I brought down to the Cape with me. The Waldorf Astoria book had their own version, but with an interesting note at the bottom of the recipe, in reference to how popular the Planter’s Punch became:

“…They are meant to be adjusted for personal taste, so have fun with them”

If the Waldorf says to have fun with it, then have fun with it I will! I decided to make a hybrid of the two recipes, since the Waldorf version uses homemade demerara and falernum syrups. Of which I do not have, nor the ingredients to make. Along with the grenadine, I’m taking the 3 ounce base measurement from the Taste of Home link because with the extra juices and sweeteners going in, I want a bit more rum. Plus, I like a stronger drink. So, here is the hybrid Planter’s Punch:

3 oz. Dark rum (Taste of Home)

1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice (Waldorf Astoria)

1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice (WA)

1/2 oz. Orange juice (WA)

1 tsp. Grenadine (ToH)

3/4 oz. Simple syrup (ToH)

3 dashes Angostura Bitters (ToH)

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice & shake. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with seasonal fruit.

 

Nose is a wonderful combination of rum and citrus. mainly the lemon/lime garnish. If the Caribbean had a smell, this would be close to it

The first sip is bitters forward, which is a bit surprising. 3 dashes might be too much in this hybrid recipe. However, as I drank more of it, the intensity of the bitters seemed to mellow out. Either I didn’t shake the drink enough (doubtful) or the ice melting watered it down just enough to take the edge off. If that is the case, it’s a rare occurrence of when watering down goes well.

This is a very, very smooth drinker. The lemon, lime & orange juices all balance each other nicely. Their combined acidity provides just enough of a zip, without becoming overbearing. There is a little bit of sweetness present throughout the sip. If you wanted it sweeter, add more simple syrup or grenadine. I think the ratio is good as it is now, but you do you.

I cannot taste the rum very much at all despite the 3 ounces I put in there. This is yet another addition to the “dangerously delicious” category of drinks.

This is a quality summer drink. I was going for a tropical vibe this week and I think I found what I’m looking for. Enjoy the long weekend, and make some cocktails!

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Sharkbait has not actually been bitten by a shark, but has told people in bars that he was for free drinks. Lives in Boston, married to a Giants fan, he enjoys whisk(e)y, cooking, the Rangers, and the Patriots.
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BrettFavresColonoscopy

The problem with tiki drinks is the sugar makes me want to vomit. Not the booze, just the fruit juice, see.

King Hippo

Today I learned that my favoUrite…adult-themed short film star…is from Mallorca. So I bet on them to earn a Draw against Atleti ahora.

King Hippo

PENNO SAVED WOO!!!!!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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ballsofsteelandfury

Hang on. You can’t just say that and not reveal his name!

King Hippo

Lorena Garcia!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Ms. Spank Bank.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

For those who are wondering where Request Line is, worry not, it’s on its way. In the meantime, you can queue up your ideas for the topic: radio and the recording industry.

King Hippo

as teh kids say, My Body Is Ready

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

I had a mental breakdown the other day after seeing a poster that said ‘say their names’. I shouted ‘Devon White! Peter Zezel! The guy who beat up Paul Bernardo in Kingston penitentiary!’

I thought they were talking about my ideal foursome when I was slutting around Toronto in the mid 90s!

Horatio Cornblower

Just in case anyone was confused about what a piece of shit Dan Snyder is…

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/13039846/the-cranky-[*Redacteds]-fans-guide-to-dan-snyder

best line I’ve seen on Twitter today is that he is indeed going to change the name, and that from now on they’ll be called the DC Redacteds

Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

Just make the logo a potato and you’re good!

herodotus450

If he changed them to the Washington Blackhawks, who could complain?

herodotus450

Or just literally “The Indians”

King Hippo

Big exhale – got comeback wins for both Jonkopings Sodra (yes, a real team) and KMFDM (Oslo). They were slight favoUrites, and I made semi-large wagers.

I’m now back to where I started when Lesser Footy returned WOO!!!!!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Oh, this drink is a panty dropper (tightie-whitie dropper). Well done.

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King Hippo

I drink ginger beer straight…and Gosling is no good that way. In order, the best ginger beers FOAR al-kee-HAWL free:

1) Fentiman’s (brown bottle)
2) Q (small, convenient cans – though can find in bottles sometimes)
3) Fever Tree (green bottle)

King Hippo

#3 not to be confused with this, like:

Horatio Cornblower

Great tune by an underrated band

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

You are wild, wacky even.

King Hippo

That’s a very polite way to say “fucked in the head” – perhaps you is part Southern after all??

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

No, is in response to “I drink ginger beer straight” being one of the mildest things ever on a cocktail post.

King Hippo

It IS kind of fucked to basically be addicted to mixer. But it REALLY settles the stomach, and doesn’t have any of that nasty HFCS in it. Nice and natural.

I am sure all the Target employees must talk about me. I always shop in ballcap and sweatpants, and my purchases yesterday included 4 packs of Q, 2 of Fentiman’s, and 2 of Fever Tree.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Yes, and you party with the pills, just the statement struck me as as funny. You shirtless chugging ginger beer shirtless with tight denim short-shorts with ginger beer chasers, hot chicks on both arms and both legs in flag bikinis…..

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“That’s damn good, strong coffee! Shit yeah give me another. Yeah, I know it is past 1:00 pm, fuck it, let’s paaaaaaaaarty!”

-Me

herodotus450

Here’s one of Scotchy’s kind (who’s probably working today, what a chump) with advice

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Cuntler

I plan on drinking MAGAs all weekend. Here is the recipe:

24 12-oz cans of Budweiser

1 angry wife

2 neglected children

4 oz. self-loathing

7 estranged relatives

0 masks

1 red hat

Add all to one trailer, shake vigourosly

Horatio Cornblower

“Add all to one trailer, shake vigourosly”

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monty this seems strange to me

Friends, I have to lay off the alcohol for a (I don’t know how long) while, for personal reasons. Please use whatever method you believe in to send good vibes my way.

Don T

From experience: just focus on making it through today. You’ll come out stronger, I know that. Be well, man.

Cuntler

At least you’ll have terrible, terrible Cardinals baseball to watch soon. In all seriousness, hope all is well and everyone is healthy and happy.

Horatio Cornblower

Best of luck, Monty.

King Hippo

Even if things seem strange to ye.

King Hippo

When I did this (2nd semester of freshman year), I kept my shot glasses full of Skittles and Lemon Heads. Was an amusing reminder (and substitute reward) for me.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Hope all is well during and after the missing distilled and/ or fermented product time.

yeah right

Best wishes to you my friend.

Horatio Cornblower

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcApAbVXYAc184D?format=jpg&name=large

Oh god, they’re going to rename themselves The Naggers, aren’t they?

monty this seems strange to me

their history of honoring Native Americans and the Military?

Horatio Cornblower

Washington Buffalo Soldiers would certainly be a 180.

Brick Meathook

Washington Palefaces
Washington Darkies
Washington Ragheads
Washington Gooks
Washington Jew Bastards
Washington Wetbacks

Brick Meathook

Or . . .

The Washington Brad Pitts

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Game Time Decision

Washington Swamps

Cuntler

No, they are just changing it to the Chocolate City R*dskins now. Because Washington was a slave owner, you see.

King Hippo

Hey, their team DOES contains plenty of “People Who Annoy Me”

Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

On the topic of cocktails, what the hell happened to Dan O’Toole last night?

Game Time Decision

not sure, but interesting reading about it. I figure the baby momma won’t let him see the kid and he’s trying to use social media to pressure her into it. As this is all kinda local to me, I’m going to phone a friend or two and see what I can find out.

Game Time Decision

apparently he’s not doing well mentally lately, and not getting along with the baby momma. He’s got kids from a previous marriage to complicate things.
I hope he gets some help for whatever this is.

herodotus450

(Cracks open a High Life)
Yeah that’s a purty nice lookin cocktail there, boy.

rockingdog

found a funny:

In this scenario, Bernie is president and those 80s cartoon PSA’s still exist.
Michelangelo: so you’re saying that wearing a mask is like totally tubular?
Bernie: That’s right Michelangelo.