If you come to Martinique, you have to taste the local rum, considered one of the best in the world (if not THE best). You will have the choice between various ways to drink it: ti-punch, coco punch, or punch planteur. Discover these recipes and consider renting a car to fully enjoy your trip to Martinique.
Martinique is renowned for the quality of its rum. It is considered one of the pillars of gastronomy and local culture. You cannot go to Martinique without tasting it. You can of course drink it pure, like whiskey, but you cannot miss out on Martinique’s rum based cocktails. The punch planteur is one of them.
The real Caribbean planteur is made of orange juice, guava juice, pineapple juice, white rum, old rum, lime, cinnamon, nutmeg and cane syrup. There are also many varieties to this basic recipe. Some add passion fruit juice, pieces of pineapple, pink grapefruit juice, or Angostura.
During your stay in Martinique, go to a beach restaurant and taste the punch planteur. But be careful, don’t drink and drive. Enjoy your holidays and be safe.
A little advice from RentaCar Martinique : rent a cheap car to visit Martinique and discover its culture.
The punch planteur is one of the key cocktails of the Martinique gastronomy. You can order it anywhere, in all bars and restaurants on the island. However, remember to have a designated driver who won’t drink and will be in charge of driving the rental car.