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Colonel Beach’s Plantation Punch

Colonel Beach’s Plantation Punch

Colonel Beach's Plantation Punch

Well now!
Isn’t it about time you actually do a drink post for Tiki Month? My lady is thirsty!

Quite right, my good sir!
Let’s start off Tiki month with a 1950s classic from Don the Beachcomber.

COLONEL BEACH’S PLANTATION PUNCH

  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 2 parts fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/2 part falernum
  • 2 parts dark rum
  • 1 part gold rum
  • 1/2 part Mount Gay Eclipse
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 6 drops absinthe

Shake everything with ice, then strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint an/or a wedge of pineapple.
The recipe also calls for two parts ginger beer, added after shaking. You can try that if you like, but I forgot it with the first of these I made, and I think it is better without.

Don served this at his Colonel’s Plantation Beefsteak and Coffee House, in Hawaii. I think it is a pretty nifty Tiki punch, and apparently Don did too, since he named it after himself, in his World War Two incarnation.
I first found this one on Tiki+, and you can also read more about it in Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log.


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  1. jgodsey

    3 February

    i have GOT to buy me some falernum…these drinks look too good to pass up.

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  2. I made the Colonel Beach’s Plantation Punch last night. It was quite good. I really like how the Pernod and Bitters enhance the drink, and cut down on the sweetness.

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  3. Kristen Scott

    3 November

    I made this drink for Halloween this year at our own tiki bar in the front yard (we did a Caribbean Shipwreck theme), with a few modifications to please a larger crowd, and we ran out – must have been good! I also made my own falernum, thanks to the Kaiser Penguin – great stuff, and I will be keeping it as a regular weapon in my cocktail arsenal. Thank you for posting a great tiki drink!

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