Planter’s Cocktail (No. 2)

Planter's Cocktail No. 2

Planter’s Cocktail (No. 2)
1/4 Lemon Juice. (3/4 oz Lemon Juice)
1/4 Syrup. (3/4 oz Rich Simple Syrup)
1/2 Jamaica Rum. (3/4 oz Mount Gay XO, 3/4 oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

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

Well, figured I should use a “good and cheap” Jamaica Rum for this one. Wray & Nephew Overproof seemed like the trick, but couldn’t quite face using it alone so cut it with a an equal part of Mount Gay XO I’d gotten through my association with the CSOWG.

The Mount Gay XO, by the way, is pretty enjoyable for an industrial rum.  Nice sipper and makes a fantastic rum old-fashioned.

In general, we liked Planter’s Cocktail No. 2 better than No. 1, though it was a tad sweet. A half ounce of the rich simple would have been plenty.

It’s funny, one of my first drink quests was for the Planter’s Punch.  I had a good one early on, but then realized soon after that no two bartenders seemed to make the same drink when asked to make a Planter’s Punch.  About all they seemed to have in common was Myer’s Jamaican Rum.

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.