Valentine’s Planter’s Punch

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Mick and I have decided to stay home for Valentine’s and cook dinner together before watching a movie under the stars!  Yes, it will be chilly tonight but we have patio heaters and fur blankets and Kevin and Digby (our hounds) will clamber up on the sofa with us and keep us warm!  Mick doesn’t like the fizzy stuff so I am making a pre dinner cocktail of Valentine’s Planter’s Punch – the only difference is that I will colour it bright red!  Our friends Rob and Nevenka brought us a whole bag of limes over on Saturday – they have 400 hundred lime trees!  If you want to have a go too you will need per person:-


50 ml Dark Rum

25 ml freshly squeezed lime juice

Sugar Syrup

Angostura bitters


Lime wedges


Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the rum and lime juice.  Add a dash of the sugar syrup (water and sugar boiled together in a saucepan and cooled). Add a dash or two of angostura bitters.  Give it a good old shake and stain into tall glasses filled with ice.  Top up with soda and garnish with a wedge of lime and a couple of straws.

Add a little red food colouring if you are in the Valentine’s mood.


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