Sunday, November 20, 2016

colonel beach's plantation punch

1 oz Lime Juice
2 oz Pineapple Juice
2 oz Dark Jamaican Rum (Coruba)
1 oz Gold Puerto Rican Rum (Don Q Gold)
1/2 oz Gold Barbados Rum (Plantation 5 Year)
1/2 oz Falernum (Velvet)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
6 drop Pernod (Pernod Absinthe)

Shake with ice and strain into a tall glass (Tiki bowl) with 2 oz ginger beer (AJ Stephans). Fill with ice, and garnish with a pineapple chunk and mint sprig (crushed ice with mint sprigs, lime twist, and borage flowers).
With ginger beer in the house, I began looking for other uses for it and my wanderings led me to Beachbum Berry's Remixed. There, I spotted the Colonel Beach's Plantation Punch from Don the Beachcomber in the 1950s, and it was very different flavor-wise from the Don's Beach Planter that I made a few years ago but with a similar recipe backbone. Once prepared, the Colonel Beach's Plantation Punch gave forth a rum funk, pineapple, mint, and ginger bouquet to the nose. Next, lime, pineapple, and the rum's caramel filled the sip, and the swallow proffered dark rum, pineapple, ginger, and spice notes. Overall, with the flavorful ginger beer, it came across more like a Rum Mule than a Planter's Punch.

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