Who knew that grenadine what such a hot commodity right now? I ventured out to three different stores before giving up hope of finding my coveted item. Instead, I hit the local grocery store on the way home and grabbed a bottle of POM 100% pomegranate juice.
Time for plan B, homemade grenadine. If you're in a pinch this recipe is easy to make and will store in the fridge for about a month. Simply mix equal parts pomegranate juice and sugar in a saucepan. Heat over medium low, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Pull off the heat right before it comes to a boil and allow to cool for an hour. If you have orange flower water, throw in a few dashes. I did not, so I improvised with a few dashes of fresh lemon juice. Now, let us continue our tasting journey of the oh so tasty Planter's Punch.
His Ingredients - Trader Vic's Planter's Punch
2 oz Jamaican Rum (Appleton Estate)
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz grenadine
Soda water to top
Lime wedge for garnish
Fill a tall glass with crushed ice. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all the ingredients except soda water and garnish. Shake until cold and strain into your chilled glass. Top with soda water, stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge.
Her Ingredients - Peninsula Grill's Planter's Punch
1 1/2 oz Myers's Rum
3/4 oz fresh orange juice
3/4 oz fresh pineapple juice
Orange wedge for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all the ingredients and shake until chilled. Pour into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange wedge.