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By Debbie AndersonOctober 27, 2022No Comments

Sipping Season

By Meda Kessler

If you don’t want to hire a bartender or bother with making a variety of cocktails, serve a festive punch to your guests. This bourbon-based recipe calls for just a few ingredients and can easily be doubled. You also can leave out the alcohol for a booze-free option.

Cranberry Bourbon Punch

Makes 8 cups

  • 4 cups sparkling cranberry juice, see Note
  • 2 cups bourbon
  • 1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed, see Note
  • 1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed, see Note
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup whole cranberries
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • Rosemary sprigs

Note Fresh orange and lemon juice is best, but use the premade stuff to save time. If you can’t find sparkling cranberry juice, make your own using a mix of club soda and regular cranberry juice.

In a clear glass punch bowl, combine all liquid ingredients and gently stir. Taste and adjust as desired.

Float lemon and orange slices and cranberries on top. Add 4 sticks of cinnamon.

To serve, pour punch over ice and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.