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Southern Kitchen's Punch

Southern Kitchen's Punch

Serves: 10 to 18

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1 1/2 cups strongly brewed Earl Grey tea
1 1/2 cups bourbon
3/4 cups fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brandy
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
Zest from 3 lemons
Zest from 1 orange
1 teaspoon orange bitters
1 (750-ml) bottle champagne
20 ounces Red Rock ginger ale (or other spicy ginger beer)
Freshly grated nutmeg


Mix the tea, bourbon, lemon juice, honey, brandy, orange juice, lemon zest, orange zest and bitters in a glass pitcher and let sit overnight in the fridge.

Strain the citrus zest out of the punch mixture. Pour the punch mixture into a large punchbowl and stir in the champagne and ginger ale. Grate nutmeg over the top and serve.

Photo Credit: Ramona King

About the recipe

The fact that punch is a shareable beverage makes this a perfect choice for any get together. Once thought outdated and boring, punch has been making a serious comeback. Here is our take on a Southern punch to liven up your party.

You can keep this cool with an ice ring made by freezing a bottle of water in a ring-shaped cake pan. For added flair, you can freeze lemon and orange slices in the ring as well. Enjoy!