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4 Showstopping Punches That Shine a Spotlight on Bourbon

There are plenty of suitable partners for your favorite bourbon. Spiced cider, Aperol and green Chartreuse are all standing by the phone, waiting for your call.

1. Knockout Bourbon Punch

Knockout bourbon punch

Garden & Gun

The reason this punch bowl’s such a knockout? Probably has something to do with the full bottle of cinnamon-infused bourbon inside. As if that wasn’t boozy enough, the bourbon’s joined by a generous float of Madeira, that delicious fortified Portuguese wine. An infusion of ginger, lemon and cranberry juices follows before a grand finale of sparkling water and freshly grated nutmeg. Wham bam!

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2. Bourbon Slush Punch

Bourbon slush punch

Smitten Kitchen

You won’t mind a bit of brain freeze when your lips hit this chuggable frozen punch. Brew two sleeves of your favorite black tea and add them to a pitcher with bourbon, sugar and orange and lemon juices. Blend that citrusy elixir with plenty of ice and presto! Your new favorite slushy is born.

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3. Cider Bourbon Punch

Cider bourbon punch


With fall lurking around the corner, it’s officially acceptable to break out the cider-centric recipes. Spice a punch bowl of bourbon and apple cider with a flurry of cinnamon, nutmeg and bitters and add a slug of golden honey for understated sweetness.

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4. Rosemary, Baby! Punch

Rosemary Baby! Punch

Nerds With Knives

Puns will take you far in the punch world. The proof’s in this frisky batch of bourbon laced with rosemary-infused Aperol, honey syrup and sparkling wine. Bonus points if you serve it alongside a showing of the classic horror film.

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