Entertaining is easy when you have a party punch recipe ready to go! This whiskey sour punch has lots of fresh citrus, lemonade, and plenty of bourbon, it is sure to be the life of the party!
Cocktails intimidate me. I enjoy them, but I only know a handful by name. I have several cocktail recipes on the blog.
I have this lovely blackberry mojito, a killer mango sangria, a popular rum punch, a fruity Blackberry Vodka Gimlet and a Key Lime Vodka Collins that is to die for! I have these kinds of drinks on the blog because these are the only ones in which I am most familiar.
I admit I get a little envious of people who can confidently order a variety of cocktails. I am forced to stick with my mojitos, bloody Mary’s and margaritas because I am so ignorant when it comes to any alcoholic beverage that doesn’t come from a brewery.
But I want to change, darn it. After watching a few seasons of Mad Men, I have been inspired to expand my horizons.
What Is A Whiskey Sour
A traditional whiskey sour is made with whiskey, citrus juice (lemon juice) and sugar. Sometimes the cocktail is finished off with frothy egg whites and sometimes bitters are added in for a Boston Sour. Add a few drops of red wine and you have a New York Sour.
The ingredients are placed in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously and then poured in a rocks glass filled with ice.
The cocktail is simple and classic.
Ingredients For This Whiskey Sour Party Punch
- Simple Syrup
- Orange Juice
- Lime Juice
- Club Soda
- Citrus Slice
How To Make A Whiskey Party Punch Recipe
This recipe starts with ice cubes. Seems backward, right? Since this is a punch recipe and chances are if you are making punch you are having a party and you want the drink to last.
I find that adding regular ice cubes waters down your punch too much over time, but if you use lemonade ice cubes, then your punch will always have flavor!
While your lemonade ice cubes freeze, you can make the simple syrup.
Simple syrup is nothing more than equal parts sugar and water that is boiled down together to make a syrup. The syrups can be infused with honey as with this Gold Rush Ice Tea Recipe, herbs like this Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail, with fruit like this Strawberry Lemonade Bourbon Cocktail.
Simple syrup can be infused with extracts, juices, vanilla beans, cucumbers…almost anything!
Once you make your simple syrup, allow it to cool completely.
It is always a great idea to make some extra syrup to use later for iced tea, lemonades, or other cocktails. Simple syrup can be stored in the fridge for 1-3 months (storing in a glass jar is the best option).
Once your ingredients have properly chilled, it’s time to make your punch!
Place your syrup in a pitcher, followed by the orange juice, water, lime juice, and bourbon; stir. Place the pitcher in the fridge if you are saving this to serve later.
If you are ready to serve your party punch, add your club soda, ice cubes, and fruit slices!
Make extra lemonade ice cubes for each individual glass if you’d like! Garnish your glasses with maraschino cherries!
Can This Whiskey Sour Punch Be Made In Advance
Yes! Place your syrup, water, and juice in a pitcher and place it in the fridge until ready to use.
Add the club soda just before serving.
Do not add any fruit slices to the punch until you are ready to serve. When fruit slices sit in punch too long, they break down and become soft and taste bitter.
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- Lemonade (2 cups)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 cup water
- The juice from 2 limes (about 1/4 cup)
- 2 cups whiskey or bourbon
- 2 cups club soda
- Sliced lemons, oranges and maraschino cherries
- Place two cups of lemonade into two ice cube trays; freeze.
- Prepare the simple syrup by placing the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium hight heat. Allow mixture to come to a boil, reduce heat and stir. Continue to heat mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved and mixture becomes thick. Remove from heat and cool.
- Place simple syrup in a pitcher. Stir in orange juice, water, lime juice and bourbon. Stir. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- To serve, place lemonade ice cube in cocktail glasses. Top with punch and garnish with citrus slices and maraschino cherries.
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Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 189 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 19mg Carbohydrates 25g Fiber 1g Sugar 21g Protein 1g