Planter’s Style: Fresh Fruit Flip Flop

Well all month here at Rated R Cocktails we’ve been taking a look at the Planter’s Punch. We’ve had some more average and far out examples, but this time we’re gonna look way out of the norm. Luckily it’s also MxMo time hosted by Fred of Cocktail Virgin/Slut, and the theme is flip flop. So after we give you the classic, we’ll put a spin on it. No charge.

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When it comes to Planter’s it’s fair to say a lot of people just used the name and didn’t focus much on the old rhyme. The Ron Rico Planter’s #3 seems to fit the bill here, it does have strong, sour, sweet, weak and spice, but just in the oddest way. It’s great however in that it uses the tool so maligned by many nowadays for good not evil. Fresh pineapple sticks are blended in the drink with crushed ice to provide the weak and strength and putting your blender to good use. Fresh fruit in cocktails is a big part of Tiki I love, so when I had to pick something to cap off the month with I knew I had to go for it. Here’s how below.

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RonRico Planter’s #3

From Beachbum Remixed by Jeff Berry

1 oz fresh lime juice

2 sticks fresh pineapple

3 tsp simple syrup

2 oz Cruzan Gold

1 dash Angostura bitters

4 oz crushed ice

½ oz Cruzan 151 (Float)

Put everything ,except for the 151, into a blender. Blend on high until the pineapple is liquefied or about 30 seconds. Pour unstrained into an ice cube filled glass, then float the 151. Garnish, if desired, with a slice of orange, pineapple, and a cherry.

 

The lime really hits you up front with a nice refreshing rightness. The 151 gives a boozy nutty nose that lingers into the rest of the drink. The middle has lots of pineapple and subtle vanilla notes that meld into a nice lightly honeyed rummy finish. Now this was a lot of fun, and tasty. But it got me thinking, what other fruits would this work with? So naturally I went out and bought some delicious mangos.

Onirico Planters

Onirico Planter’s

1 oz fresh lime juice

3 slice fresh mango (about the same volume as you would of pineapple)

3 tsp cinnamon syrup

2 oz Dark Jamaican Rum

1 dash Angostura Orange bitters

4 oz crushed ice

½ oz Lemon Hart 151 (Float)

Put everything ,except for the 151, into a blender. Blend on high until the mango is liquefied or about 30 seconds. Pour unstrained into an ice cube filled glass, then float the 151. Garnish, if desired, with a wheel of lime.

 

At a sniff your nose is filled with burnt sugar, sweet mango, and subtle spice. There are notes of brown sugar, rum, and light lime tartness right up front. This unfolds into a lovely mango flavor with a spicy rummy finish which lingers with mango. This drink does have more pulp than the original, so a wider straw is necessary.

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Well I hope you’ve enjoyed Planter’s month here at Rated R Cocktails. If you have a blog and would like to host a Mixology Monday it needs hosts. Trust me the hits you get are worth it, and it’s a lot of fun. So thanks again to this month’s host Fred from Cocktail Virgin/Slut. Join us next month as we explore the Pina Colada and try to get it some Redemption. Until Next time…

“You get Hammered America!” – JFL

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About JFL

Joey or JFL as he is known by friends is a culinary trained mixologist from the Heart of Dixie Birmingham, Alabama. From a weekly column in the St. Clair News Aegis to his own experiments online JFL never stops doing work on Tiki and Cocktails. When he's not studying all things spirit, wine, and beer he's pursuing his own odd interests such as cartoons, cheesy old horror movies, horror punk, hair metal, and hockey
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2 Responses to Planter’s Style: Fresh Fruit Flip Flop

  1. fredyarm says:

    Thanks for the Planters’ riff. I wonder if the RonRico recipe is from Hyman Gale’s 1940 book (it has a 6 page section of tiki drinks that features RonRico rum recipes).

    • JFL says:

      I dunno I’d love to flip through it, I love finding books from the 40’s. Maybe I’ll email Beachbum and ask him where he found it. Thanks for hosting again. Hopefully we can keep this party going! When I was using mango I couldn’t help but think of those fun Mixoloseum days.

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