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Bourbon Punch

This Holiday Bourbon Punch for a crowd is mixed with bourbon, sweet tea, and citrus notes making it the perfect Holiday Punch Recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Bourbon Punch

We put a bottle of Four Roses Bourbon in front of us and decided to make a holiday punch surrounding the smooth flavor of the bourbon. The bourbon has hints of pear and apple that compliment the floral aromas and are mixed with a taste of honey and spice.

This Holiday Bourbon Punch is perfect for the Fall and Winter hitting those taste notes of the seasons. I added apple cider and cinnamon-spiced orange tea to make this festive holiday punch.

We set out all of our favorite Holiday flavors on the table and spent the afternoon taste-testing to come up with the perfect holiday punch.

holiday bourbon punch

Ingredients for Bourbon Punch

This punch is a 2 part recipe. You need to make the Orange Spiced Sweet Tea, then the Bourbon Punch.

Bourbon Punch

As one friend put it, “It is the Holidays in a glass.” Now that we got the flavors down it was time to make it on a larger scale. The Christmas Bourbon Punch came together and tasted amazing. Now that we have this punch it was time to have a party.

Notice the different pictures. I made this again because it is the best holiday punch recipe. A friend was having a pig roast and I brought the punch. I knew my bourbon punch recipe was a crowd-pleaser and made that batch with Knob Creek Bourbon.

This was a hit last year and of course, it was a hit again with this crowd. Plus the punch is festive and makes gorgeous cocktails.

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It’s the holidays. Make these big-batch holiday punch recipes and enjoy the holidays.

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Cocktail Garnishes for Holiday Bourbon Punch

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Bourbon Punch Recipe

Bourbon Punch

Bourbon Punch

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

This Holiday Bourbon Punch for a crowd is mixed with bourbon, sweet tea, and citrus notes making it the perfect Holiday Punch Recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water, *optional.
  • 2 quarts Orange Spiced Sweet Tea, recipe follows
  • 750 ml 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


Orange Spiced Sweet Tea Instructions:

  1. In a pot place water, tea bags, orange peel, cinnamon stick, and clove; bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil remove from heat and let brew for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags, peel, cinnamon stick, and clove. Pour the tea into a large pitcher.
  3. Add the sugar and ice and stir until ice melts completely.
  4. Refrigerate until you are ready to make the Bourbon Holiday Punch.

Holiday Bourbon Punch Instructions:

  1. In a large punch bowl mix together the apple cider, *water, bourbon, and Orange Spiced Sweet Tea.
  2. Add 3 cups ice, 4-5 orange slices and 1/2 cup cranberries to the punch.
  3. Place garnishes on a serving plate.
  4. Have glasses and ice available for guests to serve themselves.


*Add 1/2 cup water to thin the consistency of the cocktail. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 27gProtein: 1g

All amounts are estimates and DailyAppetite takes no responsibility for actual figures since calculations vary by packaging and supplier.

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