This classic tiki drink gets its black heart―and color―from Fernet-Branca, a dark, bitter Italian amaro. It also has dark rum, fresh lime juice and orgeat, which provides a nutty sweetness that softens Fernet-Branca’s menthol flavors. Both herbal and refreshing, it’s a wonderful drink for cold weather when you get tired of drinking whiskey and Cognac. And while it’s rich enough to cure the cold, it’ll also give you a taste of warmer days to come.
Think of Planter’s Punch as a choose-your-own-tropical-adventure of a cocktail. The original Caribbean recipe called for a mix of rum, lime juice, sugar and some added spice, but over the years, bartenders and island communities have made the bright and boozy drink their own, using native fruit juices and signature blends of rums and spices. We p...