Dale’s Rainbow Planter’s Punch

Dale’s Rainbow Planter’s Punch Cocktail

Base Spirit: Rum

Type: Punches, Tiki / Tropical

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Fruity/Citrus-forward, Sweet

About the Dale’s Rainbow Planter’s Punch Cocktail

An instant-party-in-a-punchbowl for six, dreamed up by cocktail legend Dale DeGroff.

Ingredients in the Dale’s Rainbow Planter’s Punch Cocktail

  • 5 oz Myers’s Dark Rum
  • 5 oz Appleton White Rum
  • 3 oz Orange Curaçao
  • 6 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 6 oz Pineapple juice
  • 3 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • .5 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • 3 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz Grenadine
  • 1 tbsp Angostura Bitters

Garnish: Pineapple, orange and lime slices

Glass: Punch or goblet

How to make the Dale’s Rainbow Planter’s Punch Cocktail

Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher or bowl. Before serving, shake individual drinks in a shaker with ice and strain into punch cups or large goblets filled three-quarters of the way with ice. Garnish each drink with pineapple, orange, and lime slices.

This recipe yields one liter and serves six.

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  1. Why can’t I print out this recipe? After hitting the print button, my printer prints out the title…but not the recipe. Very frustrating! Then, I try checking the “I’m 21″ box…and doing it again. Same results. C’mon, people. Get it right, please!

  2. Seems odd – fill a shaker from the bowl for each drink and strain into glass ? I see that as complicated drinking from a punch bowl, but not quite !
    Has anybody tried this with all the steps.
    I might make this but think I’d dipper drinks out of the punch bowl into a waiting glass.


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