Planter’s Punch: The original and the fruit that is mixed

Anyone who frequents bars, beach bars or cocktail bars has seen Planter’s Punch on the menu. For me it was nothing at all. I also love a nice sweet and fruity tiki cocktail here and there on balmy summer evenings, but the little umbrella, lots of juice and the very distinct flavor of the Caribbean has always been too much for me. If we had one on our table, of course I was happy to try it and a cocktail for it would be great… I wouldn’t order it though. But that’s simply a matter of taste, so hit it off and I’m waiting for a sip. At my old regular bar, however, it was suddenly on the menu…and the ingredients were completely different. No oyster juice, no tropical tiki stuff, just rum and angostura, fresh lemon and syrup. I had to follow.

Classic cocktails versus modern interpretation

It is original, the man behind the counter assured me. But no one orders that because only the tiki version with fruit juice, grenadine and umbrella is known… Min had to Try the classic Planter’s Punch…and it’s amazing!

As I said, nothing against tropical ticks in the summer. But this classic cocktail was actually a hit at the beginning according to the proven bartender formula “One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak”. Only over time and with the increase in the number of tiki bars in the United States of America, the crop turned into a tropical cocktail. And since both versions will remain, you’ll get both recipes… which one is your favorite?

Other cocktails have been reinvented and diversified over the years. This is for example:

Stop by our cocktail bar and take a moment to look around. Here you will find many classic and modern cocktails. In our cooking school you can find lots of bar talks on all kinds of topics such as gin and tonics, cocktail accessories, German whiskeys and more.


Planter's Ãœunch on bar-sized wooden board, mint and shaker.  front view.


Evolution of a cocktail: Classic vs. modern Planter’s Punch


Planter’s Punch: Original vs Tiki Cocktail

For the original Punch Planter

For modern agricultural equipment


  1. This is how you make the classic Planter’s Punch

    Shake all ingredients vigorously over ice. Then simply fill a cocktail glass halfway with crushed ice and strain the mixture into the glass. Top with soda and garnish with mint.

  2. This is how modern agricultural machinery works

    Shake all ingredients vigorously in a shaker and strain into a tiki glass filled with ice. Garnish the cocktail with lots of fruit, mint and cherries. It helps a lot here.

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