Flanders’ Planter’s Punch
Homer: Hey, Flanders, next time why don’t you put a little alcohol in it!
Ned: Au contraire, Simpson. It has three shots of rum, a jigger of bourbon, and just a little daberilla of creme de cassis for flavor.
Homer: Really? Well, I do have a warm sense of well-being, and I sheem to be slurring my speech. You’re right! Gimme another.
– The War of the Simpsons
The Simpsons | Season 2 - Episode 20
According to “college boy” Ned Flanders, he has a “Phd in mixology” . This is somewhat surprising given that he doesn’t include the full recipe for his drink: Flanders’ Planter’s Punch. I mean, unless he actually intends for Homer to drink about 5 shots of alcohol in one drink? Given how quickly Homer gets drunk, this isn’t exactly a stretch. But at the same time I really think this drink is supposed to have some mixer added to it, Ned just doesn’t mention what that was supposed to be.
- 3 Shots of Rum
- 1 Jigger of Bourbon
- 1 Daberilla of Creme de Cassis
- Gag ice cube with fly inside (optional)
Mix all liquor ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly and strain into a glass.
The Flanders’ Planter’s Punch is one strong drink! And since I don’t really like drinking straight liquor all mixed together, I only had a few sips in before giving up and adding some mixer. For me, that mixer was Pepsi and suddenly things start to taste a lot better. I think this would work equally well with Sprite or something clear. Or you could just drink it straight if you want to look down your neighbors dress and have a somewhat good excuse for doing that.
Cromulence: Straight Up 2 Queen of the Harpies out of 10; With Pepsi 8 Queen of the Harpies out of 10
Flanders’ Planter’s Punch Recipe from: The War of the Simpsons (The Simpsons Season 2 – Episode 20)
It probably would be mixed with juice, as an IBA Planter’s Punch calls for OJ, pineapple juice, and lemon juice, plus grenadine and simple syrup. Those were probably just the specific liquors included. Flanders seems to be subbing some of the rum for bourbon, and adding a splash of creme.
Looks like I’m recreating this drink but trying it with the suggested ingredients! Soon I will have a warm sense of well-being, and sheem to be slurring my speech…
I actually want to try this but I don’t have Creme de Cassis lying around. While I’m taking this seriously, I also feel the need to ask how much actually goes in a jigger and a daberilla.
A jigger is an actual form of measurement (and tool) used by bartenders, so technically it’s 44ml. As for a deberilla, I’m going to guess about 5ml for that. Also, the Creme de Cassis that I bought was covered in dust and I don’t even want to know how long it had been sitting on the shelf.