FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Tiki Drinks and Food Grog Log: Planter's Punch
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
Grog Log: Planter's Punch
Suburban Beachbum
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 27, 2008
Posts: 33
Posted: 2009-01-16 7:14 pm   Permalink

I've just started this tiki drink thing using the Grog Log, and I've like all the drinks I've tried so far. Even the ones I wasn't nuts about were at least drinkable, but I just made the Planter's Punch and it was positively hideous (to my taste).

The only ingredient I used that I hadn't tried before was grenadine. I used 3 teaspoons of Llord's grenadine, and I'm wondering if that's just crap, if there's something wrong with the recipe or what.

Any thoughts?

Meanwhile, I'm going to go make another Waikikean... thanks.


 
View Profile of Suburban Beachbum Send a personal message to Suburban Beachbum      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
jingleheimerschmidt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 339
From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2009-01-19 08:16 am   Permalink

What kind of white rum are you using? I've never made this version before. Most planter's punch recipes that I've used are more dark rum-based. Also, I've never had Llords grenadine. Taste it separately. If it tastes like chemicals, scrap it. Make your own (really easy).

 
View Profile of jingleheimerschmidt Send a personal message to jingleheimerschmidt      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Suburban Beachbum
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 27, 2008
Posts: 33
Posted: 2009-01-19 11:02 am   Permalink

I used Castillo white rum which is cheap, but I've used it in other recipes without a problem. I'm going to try and make another drink the uses grenadine and see if it's similarl abhorrent.

The scientific method...


 
View Profile of Suburban Beachbum Send a personal message to Suburban Beachbum      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
jingleheimerschmidt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 339
From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2009-01-19 11:37 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-19 11:02, Suburban Beachbum wrote:
The scientific method...



I'm all for it!


 
View Profile of jingleheimerschmidt Send a personal message to jingleheimerschmidt      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Rum Connection
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 06, 2008
Posts: 40
Posted: 2009-01-19 4:21 pm   Permalink

The Planter's Punch I know is usual made with Myers Dark and is a brilliant cocktail! I tried one a few months ago using Maui Dark and it was even better. The rule of thumb I use is "the better the booze, the better the cocktail usually is." Cheers.

_________________
www.RUMCONNECTION.COM
Daily News, Rum Reviews & Other Distractions

[ This Message was edited by: Rum Connection 2009-01-19 16:23 ]


 View Profile of Rum Connection Send a personal message to Rum Connection  Goto the website of Rum Connection     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Mr. NoNaMe
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2009-01-19 8:05 pm   Permalink

Castillo is Bacardi rebadged. It could even be a "store brand".
Instead of paying $10 for a 750 of real/fake Bacardi put down the $16ish for the 1.75 Cruzan or the $28ish for the 1.75 Myer's.





_________________


 
View Profile of Mr. NoNaMe Send a personal message to Mr. NoNaMe      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
jingleheimerschmidt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 339
From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2009-01-20 3:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-19 20:05, Mr. NoNaMe wrote:
Castillo is Bacardi rebadged. It could even be a "store brand".
Instead of paying $10 for a 750 of real/fake Bacardi put down the $16ish for the 1.75 Cruzan or the $28ish for the 1.75 Myer's.



+1


 
View Profile of jingleheimerschmidt Send a personal message to jingleheimerschmidt      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
DJ HawaiianShirt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 04, 2006
Posts: 148
From: NoVA, DC
Posted: 2009-01-21 06:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-19 20:05, Mr. NoNaMe wrote:
Castillo is Bacardi rebadged. It could even be a "store brand".
Instead of paying $10 for a 750 of real/fake Bacardi put down the $16ish for the 1.75 Cruzan or the $28ish for the 1.75 Myer's.




+2

Actually, in certain areas (such as mine), white Cruzan is cheaper than many rums that are worse.
_________________


Spirited Remix - cocktails and spirits blog
http://spiritedremix.blogspot.com


 
View Profile of DJ HawaiianShirt Send a personal message to DJ HawaiianShirt  Goto the website of DJ HawaiianShirt     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
nuKKe
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 13, 2005
Posts: 172
From: Tel Aviv, Israel
Posted: 2009-01-21 10:23 am   Permalink

We mix it with Ron Rico or Cruzan when we can get a hold on a bottle and Myers.
And Monin's gerandine.
That's actually one of our favourite GL drinks. Planter's and Pieces of Eight are the drinks we usually mix for uneducated guests.


 
View Profile of nuKKe Send a personal message to nuKKe  Email nuKKe     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Suburban Beachbum
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 27, 2008
Posts: 33
Posted: 2009-01-23 07:09 am   Permalink

After tinkering around a bit, I've come to the conclusion that it's either the Llord's grenadine or the amount of grenadine called for in the recipe (3 teaspoons).

Like I said, even though it's bottom of the barrel, I've used the Castillo in other recipes and haven't found them undrinkable, but most of the other recipes I've used have called for little more than a dash of the grenadine which is probably not enough to spoil a drink even if you're using crap.

In any event, Thanks everybody for the advice... on to the next concoction!


 
View Profile of Suburban Beachbum Send a personal message to Suburban Beachbum      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Chip and Andy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 2198
From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2009-01-24 06:18 am   Permalink

Sorry I'm late to this one....

This sounds like you need to go into basic Trouble-Shooting mode:

What are you using for your juices? Fresh? Quality Bottled? Cheap Bottled? Fresh is always better, but we all know that already.

What are you using for Grenadine? There is only about 1/2 ounce of the stuff to about a 7 ounce pour so it would have to be pretty nasty to turn the whole drink.

What are you using for your rums? You mentioned Castillo, haven't had the stuff but if what others are saying is true this may be a fail point for your drink. What does the rum taste like on its own? Would you drink it on its own for anything less than a dare? Bad liquor makes Bad drinks.

And, I probably should have put this one first, what is your expectation of the drink? Do you like Sweet Drinks? Or Tart Drinks? Do you like to taste the Booze? Or do you want something that will sneak up on you? Your taste will dictate how well the drinks in the Grog Log turn out. Me, I find about half of the recipes too sweet for my taste, your mileage may vary.

AS you move forward through the Grog Log, any recipe book actually, for any recipe you have never made yourself you should taste each of the ingredients as you build the drink. That will give you an idea of how you go to the finished pour so if it is too-much or not-enough of something you can adjust to your desires.

Keep pouring, and keep sharing what you come up with.


 
View Profile of Chip and Andy Send a personal message to Chip and Andy  Email Chip and Andy Goto the website of Chip and Andy     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Suburban Beachbum
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 27, 2008
Posts: 33
Posted: 2009-01-28 12:59 pm   Permalink

Fresh juices? Check.

Grenadine? Llord's. Have used in other recipes without a problem.

Rum? Castillo's with a Meyer's float.

As for drinks I like to taste alcohol and prefer sweeter drinks to tart ones, although there are always exceptions. My best guess is that maybe this drink/recipe just ain't for me.

Again, thank you EVERYONE for your input. For now, I'm just going to sit tight and await my first shipment of El Dorado 151 Demerera rum expected at the door any minute now and wait till my wife gets home to peel me off the floor.




 
View Profile of Suburban Beachbum Send a personal message to Suburban Beachbum      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
arriano
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 13, 2006
Posts: 1284
From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2010-06-18 1:22 pm   Permalink

Trader Vic's bartender's guide includes a Planter's Punch recipe from Sloppy Joe's of Havana. The recipe calls for 2 ounces dark Jamaican rum. It seems odd to me that they wouldn't have used Cuban rum in the recipe. Any thoughts on this or someone have an alternate recipe from Sloppy Joe's?


_________________
"I am Lono!" -- Hunter S. Thompson


 
View Profile of arriano Send a personal message to arriano      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Sparkle Mark
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 05, 2004
Posts: 301
From: Porter Ranch, CA
Posted: 2010-06-18 1:46 pm   Permalink

Planter's Punch

2 jiggers rum Jamaican
1 jigger lemon jiuce
2 dashes grenadine
1 teaspoon sugar

Frappe till icy cold. Serve in mint julep glass, with cube of ice and minced fruit.
(Original Cuban recipe)

This recipe is taken directly from the Tom and Jerry's Bartender's Guide; how to Mix Drinks Pre-Prohibition Recipes 1943 edition
_________________


 
View Profile of Sparkle Mark Send a personal message to Sparkle Mark  Goto the website of Sparkle Mark     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
loneranger84
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 29, 2009
Posts: 26
Posted: 2010-06-22 12:30 pm   Permalink

My personal rendition of the Planter's Punch which seems to come out nicely:

4 ounces club soda
4 ounces Myers's
2 ounces lemon juice (or lime juice, depending how sour you like your drinks)
0.75 oz. grenadine
0.75 oz. simple syrup

Shake everything except the club soda with an equal amount of crushed ice.
Pour unstrained into glass, and add club soda at the end.

Should serve 2. (Or 1 in a big Tiki mug.


 
View Profile of loneranger84 Send a personal message to loneranger84      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation