Planter's Punch

I make this fun and refreshing drink every 4th of July. It starts out with a slush base. The bitters off-set the sweetness just the right amount, and it's a beautiful color. Can be served in a punch bowl, or individual servings. Garnish with cherries, orange slices or other desired fresh fruit.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate

  • 14 fluid ounces water

  • 1 ½ cups rum

  • ¾ cup grenadine syrup

  • ½ cup lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon aromatic bitters

  • 2 liters club soda


  1. Pour limeade into a large pitcher with a lid; stir in water, rum, grenadine syrup, lime juice, and bitters until well mixed. Cover pitcher and freeze punch until slushy, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Fill individual serving glasses with ice; Spoon about 3 tablespoons punch-slush mixture over ice. Top with club soda and stir gently.

Cook's Note:

To serve as a punch for a group - spoon or pour punch base into large punch bowl. Add ice and a 2 liter bottle of soda. Mix gently.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
30g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 20g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 31mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.