Planter’s Jab


  • 3 mint leaves, for shaking
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • ½ ounce rich (2:1) simple syrup 
  • ½ ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ½ ounces Jamaican rum, such as Appleton Signature 


  1. Combine all ingredients, including mint leaves, in a shaker. 
  2. Add ice, then shake for 10-12 seconds until thoroughly chilled. 
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over a single large block of ice.
  4. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig. 


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