Cocktails Intoxica! Tiki

Planter’s Rum Punch (Dick Moano Version)

Planter’s Punch is the original Caribbean drink which spawned the American Tiki cocktail movement beginning with Donn Beach’s mixological experiments. Beachbum Berry dedicates an entire portion of Intoxica! to the many variations on the classic planter’s punch, this one by Dick Moano of the Aku Aku in Las Vegas, circa 1950s is my pick of the litter.


2 oz lime juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz gold rum (Puerto Rican)
1 oz dark rum (Jamaican)
1 oz Rhum Barbancourt (Haitian)
1 oz honey syrup
1 tsp grenadine
2 dashes Angostura bitters


  1. Shake vigorously with plenty of ice, pour unstrained into a glass and garnish with pineapple and cocktail cherry.