Southern Planter's Punch Recipe

Southern Planter's Punch – it's the perfect fruity, tropical cocktail to top of your summer pool days. In fact, embarking on the hottest season of the year without this refreshing drink would be a major no-no. Our friends from Firepot Nomadic Teas in Nashville, TN and St. Louis, MO shared the recipe for this delicious, thirst-quenching treat that easily serves a crowd, and it's so simple to make. Just grab your favorite rum, a few tea bags, and some fresh juice! This punch is guaranteed to be the hit of the party.At first sip, flavors of orange, lemon, and pineapple, reminiscent of classic Southern Fruit Tea, energize your senses as the temperature nears triple digits. And, don't worry folks – in true Southern fashion, there is plenty of sweetness to this spiked beverage. Planter's Punch is a fun twist on classic sweet tea, and we wouldn't dare give you a tea-based drink without a happy helping of sugar. We suggest enjoying this cocktail as you relax on a pool float listening to the sweet sounds of summer.


  • 1 large Firepot tea bag

  • 4 cups ice water

  • 10 fresh mint leaves

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 cups pineapple juice

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 2 ounces dark rum (per serving)

  • Lemon wedges


  1. Begin by pouring 4 cups of boiling water over tea bag and mint leaves. Steep 5 minutes, then remove tea bag.

  2. Add sugar, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Add ice to individual serving glasses. For each drink, add 6 ounces of fruit tea and 2 ounces of dark rum. Garnish with lemon wedge and mint.

    Southern Planter's Punch
    Southern Living
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