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Planter's Punch

Planter's punch(es) , mixtures of fruit drinks with rum, exist in most Caribbean islands. Guadaloupe's version is characterize by its use of guava juice and dark rum. I chose a fairly simple recipe for my punch and then simplified it even more by buying a juice mix, which actually happened to include all the fruit juices called for in the recipe (of course, I have no way of knowing in which proportions). While the juice mixture did not have added sugar, I felt it was sweet enough so I didn't use simple syrup.

I thought the punch was pretty good, but nothing extraordinary. I found it still too sweet for my taste, so perhaps the addition of half a teaspoon of angostura bitters, as I saw in other recipes, would have been helpful.

Planter's Punch


  • 1/2 cup guava nectar
  • 1/2 cup passion fruit nectar
  • 1/2 cup pineapple nectar
  • 1/2 cup orange nectar
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (optional)
  • 1/3 cup white rum or to taste
  • cinnamon stick shavings or ground cinnamon
  • zest of 1 lime


Mix all ingredients together. Serve cold.

Adapted from a recipe at Guadeloupe : French Caribbean archipelago

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