Jasper’s Jamaican Planter’s Punch is a more contemporary take on an old drink called simply, Planter’s Punch. Resembling punches of the colonial-era, Planter’s Punch appears to have originated in the Caribbean in the early to mid-1800s. Where exactly in the Caribbean is the question, since most references just point to the “West Indies.”
The unusual thing about this drink is that there did not seem to be a standard recipe. Rum, lime, and sugar were the common ingredients among Planter’s Punches, but the rest of the recipe varied greatly.
Join us as we explore whether this punch could be a product of Jamaica, or from a neighboring island nation. We also take a look at its relation to other types of colonial punches, and try to figure out what the Planter’s in the Planter’s Punch means.
Transition music: Cephalopod by Kevin MacLeod
Closing Music: Live Much Longer by Money Pallet