Planter’s Cocktail (No. 1)

Planter's Cocktail (No. 1)

Planter’s Cocktail (No. 1).
1 Dash Lemon Juice.
1/2 Orange Juice. (1 1/2 oz Orange Juice)
1/2 Rum. (1 1/2 oz Coruba Rum)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Planter’s Cocktail.
This drink is greatly favoured by Planters, particularly in Jamaica where Rum is good and cheap.

Well, with a quote like that, I felt like I should go with Jamaican Rum, but not too fancy. Coruba sprung to mind.

Giving this to some friends to try, they were surprised at how dry and rummy this cocktail is. After all, it is basically just rum and oj.

Interestingly, in “Barflies and Cocktails”, Harry McElhone tarts this puppy out a bit more, recommending an equal parts cocktail, “1/3 Rum; 1/3 Orange Juice; 1/3 Lemon Juice.”

Not bad, either way, but a bit austere.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.