This Mango Planter’s Punch Mocktail is a fun way to start the weekend. Made with fresh fruit and fruit juice with a splash of club soda, it’s refreshing and light.
I’ve been having fun coming up with mocktails for my kids lately. The hot weather and the anticipation of lazy summer days calls for poolside drinks and dreaming about lying on the beach with one of these cold drinks in hand.
I found a recipe for Planter’s Punch on Cooking Light recently, a cocktail that made its first appearance in the early 1900’s. It’s a traditional Caribbean cocktail made with orange and pineapple juice, guava nectar and rum. Best results are achieved using fresh juice, but in a pinch, I used store-bought orange juice and pineapple juice. I pureed fresh mango instead of adding guava nectar and left out the rum, and ended up with a Mango Planter’s Punch Mocktail.
The garnish is what give this mocktail a tropical theme – a fun cocktail umbrella and a spear with a fresh pineapple chunk, orange slice and maraschino cherry (I found a jar that contains no artificial colors or flavors made by Tillen Farms)
I served this to my boys after school recently as a special treat and they loved it.
Mango Planter’s Punch Mocktail
- 1 cup orange juice
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1 mango cut up
- juice from one lime
- club soda
- fresh pineapple chunks
- fresh orange slices
- dye-free maraschino cherries
Place orange juice, pineapple juice, mango juice and lime juice in blender and blend until smooth. Shake with lots of ice and then strain into serving glasses that have been filled with ice. Top off with a little club soda and stir. Decorate with toothpick speared with a pineapple chunk, orange slice and maraschino cherry.
Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says
This sounds like something our young visitors would love this summer — refreshing and festive!
Becca from ItsYummi! says
This sounds PERFECT to quench my thirst this summer! I need to find some of those dye free maraschino cherries!
Beth @ Tasty Yummies says
I love this!!! What a perfect summer drink!!
Olivia - Primavera Kitchen says
These look very refreshing. I love that you haven’t added sugar. I’m sure the fruits add sweetness to the drink. Great recipe 😉
This looks so pretty and refreshing! I love anything with mango and pineapples 🙂 Sounds like the perfect drink to cool down with!
so refreshing and delicious!!
Tropical fruit always sounds good to me at this time of year! Love how refreshing this is.
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says
Thanks everyone! The kids had fun drinking this mocktail!
This looks so refreshing, a perfect summer drink! Hugs, Terra
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
What a fun and tasty summer drink!
Mousumi Banerjee says
I would like to link the post for making a round-up post for my blog. Plz guide me the proper way of doing it as I don’t wish to break copyright laws.
Hi Mousumi, thanks for asking. If you’d like to include this in your roundup, please do not copy the recipe on your site. Just provide the name of the recipe and a link to my post for the recipe. Thank you.