Sunday, September 30, 2012


Throughout this collection I found many recipes with this title.."Planters Punch". Looking into it a bit further to find it's origins is definately West Indies. It is also said of the punch that "it is a class of drink rather than a single cocktail, with hundreds of variations floating around and more invented every day!"
here are 2 from the West Indies:
1/2 cup super fine sugar
juice of 2 limes
1 cup dark rum
1/4 cup grenadine
1 28 oz bottle of soda water
stir sugar and lime juice together in a tall pitcher until sugar dissolves. Add rum and grenadine and stir well. pour in soda water
to serve fill 8 tall glasses with ice cubes,pour punch over and garnish liberally with a kabob of lime wedge and maraschino cherries

This recipe I give to thee,
Dear brother in the heat.
Take two of sour (lime let it be)
To one and a half of sweet,
Of Old Jamaica pour three strong,
And add four parts of weak.
Then mix and drink. I do no wrong —
I know whereof I speak.
not every punch needs a bowl or even a bottle This old favorite is made one drink at a time...
1 tsp sugar
juice of 1 lemon or lime
1 1/2 ounces of Jamaica rum
2 dashes Augusta bitters
sparkling water
crushed ice
shake ingredients vigourously in a shaker,with cracked ice and pour ice mixture into a tall Collins glass. Pack with more crushed ice, fill with sparkling water and churn vigorously again with a long handled spoon until the glass frosts. Serve with straws.

3 ounces of flaked coconut
1 cup light cream
 2cups diced fresh pineapple
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup milk
juice of 1 lime
1 cup light rum
or 1 cup pineapple juice and 2 teaspoons rum extract
combine the coconut and light cream in blender.mix at high speed for 2 minutes. (it actually says with lid on) until the coconut has become as fine as possible, then pour into a tall pitcher.
add pineapple pieces and 1 cup pineapple juice to blender (cover) mix at high speed one minute and pour into mixture,
stir milk, lime juice and rum or additional pineapple juice into pitcher, cover and chill at least 3 hours.
To serve ;pour Pina Colada into stemmed glasses, sprinkle with nutmeg and garnish with a kabob of lime wedges and cubed pineapple.
YEILDS:8 servings

A wine-glass with lemon juice fill, 
of sugar the same glass fill twice
Then rub them together until
The mixture looks smooth, soft, and nice.
Of rum then three wine glasses add,
And four of cold water please take. 
A Drink then you'll have that's not bad —
At least, so they say in Jamaica.


Star Fashion Addict said...

Well it has got to be five o'clock somewhere :)

cookingvarieties said...

hi Jan, wow! such great rhyming recipes. i did a a rhyming post on bread making once..
love these, bookmarked with thanks, must try the coconut..hmmm
do check out my latest post on alzheimer's and coconut oil as per your comment... i put your name as special mention. have a nice day...wan from CV

briarrose said...

Oh yum. These look fabulous.