Holiday Bourbon Punch

Citrus, spice and everything nice went in to making this Holiday Bourbon Punch. It is the perfect “house drink” at your next holiday party.
I was provided with a bottle of Four Roses Bourbon to create an original recipe

Holiday Bourbon Punch

Ingredients
  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water (optional. If the punch tastes to thick to you add the water to think it out)
  • 2 quarts Orange Spiced Sweet Tea recipe follows
  • 1 750 ml bottle of Four Roses Bourbon
  • Garnishes: orange slices cranberries, rosemary sprigs

Orange Spiced Sweet Tea
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 family sized black tea bags.
  • 1 orange peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 cups ice
Instructions
  • Orange Spiced Sweet Tea Instructions:
  • In a pot place water, tea bags, orange peel, cinnamon stick and clove and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil remove from heat and let brew for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags, peel, cinnamon stick and clove and pour tea into a large pitcher.
  • Add the sugar and ice and stir until ice melts completely.
  • Refrigerate until you are ready to make the Bourbon Holiday Punch.
  • Holiday Bourbon Punch Instructions:
  • In a large punch bowl mix together the apple cider, water, bourbon, and Orange Spiced Sweet Tea.
  • Add 3 cups ice, 4-5 orange slices and 1/2 cup cranberries to the punch.
  • Place garnishes on a serving plate.
  • Have glasses and ice available for guests to serve themselves.