The recipe for a non-alcoholic punch you won't want to miss.
Exotic & Healthy
History of Punch Planteur
Stunning Cocktail #9: Alcohol Free Punch or Alcohol Free Planteur with the great taste of rum.
Recipe for 5 to 10 people:
1 squeezed lime,
10 cl of agave syrup,
50 cl guava juice
50 cl Mango juice
50 cl passion fruit juice
50 cl pineapple juice
50 cl of Sober-Rum,
1 vanilla pod
1 cinnamon stick
Take a large bowl or container that can hold at least 3 litres. Also take a Short Drink glass or a Tumbler.
Prepare and pour a squeezed lime directly into the bowl, cut each half lemon into quarters after squeezing and put the pieces into the bowl. Then add 10 cl of agave syrup, 50 cl of 0.0% Sober-Rum, 50 cl of guava juice, 50 cl of mango juice, 50 cl of passion fruit juice and 50 cl of pineapple juice.
Split the vanilla pod and remove the seeds. Pour the seeds and the pod into the bowl. Grate half the cinnamon stick over the mixture and dip the rest into the punch. Finally, stir with a whisk and leave to macerate for at least 2 hours in a cool place.
Just before serving, add ice to the punch and ladle it out as if you were in the islands!
Option: you can add grated lime zest for an even more exotic touch.
Why squeeze the lemon instead of pounding?
Squeezing the lemon allows only the good juice of the lemon to be recovered. Squeezing reveals the bitter lemon peel and the essential oil of the lemon. To balance the flavours it is better to squeeze than to squeeze.
Why use agave syrup?
Simply from a healthy point of view! Agave syrup is a natural sweetening agent produced from Agave with the great advantage of having a low glycaemic index (GI) (15 for agave syrup, 54 for honey, 70 for sugar), which prevents insulin peaks and therefore storage/bloating.
History of Punch Planteur
The true story of the Punch Planteur.
One has to imagine the time of colonisation and more particularly the 16th century when the term "Planteur" appeared for the first time, designating the colonist who came to exploit the local plantations.
It was not until 1835 that a drink was officially called Punch Planteur in the West Indies.
In those days, you either drank ti-punch or planteur. In a sense of humour, the slaves drank ti-punch, which was dry and very strong in alcohol, in order to give them courage and strength for work, whereas the colonists preferred to mix it with fruit juices (mango, pineapple, passion fruit, etc.) to soften it and create a more delicate drink. Hence the term " Planteur", intended for the colonists.
Historically, the wife of a Jamaican planter invented this cocktail for her husband and the other workers on the sugar cane plantations. Highly appreciated by the workers and the whole territory, Fred Myers' company (Rum Distillery), made it its flagship cocktail from its inauguration in 1879.
At the same time, the Planter's Hotel in Saint-Louis (USA), which had just recruited the famous barman Jerry Thomas (creator of the first cocktail book in 1862), who had travelled a lot, said that the Planter's Hotel had a flagship cocktail, the Planteur Antillais, which you can still find on their menu today.
Technical information :
Difficulty: relatively easy
Preparation time: approx. 5 min + 2h in the fridge
Cost (€€€ on €€€€)
Pleasure: infinite, and with no compromise! +∞
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