Thursday, January 14, 2016

Louisina Planter's Punch

This is my favorite of the Planter's Punch series of punches. Oddly there's no Southern Comfort in this punch, which is a New Orleans local spirit. It does do a very New Orleans cocktail tribute with bourbon, Pernod, Peychaud's bitters and cognac, which makes it taste a little like a Sazerac. Pernod in these small proportions just gives a tropical flavor that is hard to identify and passes as some strange bitter fruit or cherry juice. Guess what? It's wormwood flavor.

This punch recipe doesn't call for a pineapple spear or cherry, but when you've got it, flaunt it.
  • 2 oz. gold rum
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. cognac
  • 1/4 tsp. Pernod
  • 5 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • club soda
  • lime slice
  • orange slice
Combine liquid ingredients except soda in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass or beer mug and top with club soda. Garnish with fruit.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for your interest in my Jolly Bartender project. I will do my best to respond as quickly as possible to your request or comment. If you would like to contact me about bartending for your event or setting up a home bar, write to me at