Entertaining is easy when you have a party punch recipe ready to go!
This whiskey sour has lots of fresh citrus, lemonade, and plenty of bourbon, it is sure to be the life of the party!
Some 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 with 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 isn’t straightforward.
But I want to change, darn it. After watching a few seasons of Mad Men way back when 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 into 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.
If you find yourself with extra lemonade, try this Cherry Vodka Lemonade, Strawberry Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail, or this Blueberry Vodka Lemonade!
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Summers and fruity cocktails go hand in hand that is why you need this rum punch recipe!
Nothing makes the holidays quite like a Christmas Punch!
This crowd-pleasing, frozen cocktail is going to make everything merry!
This sweet, cool bourbon slush punch has lots of fresh peach flavor!
Whiskey Sour Party Punch
This whiskey sour punch has lots of fresh citrus, lemonade, and plenty of bourbon, it is sure to be the life of the party!
- 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.
Amount Per Serving Calories 189Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 19mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 1g
Yes please! Would be perfect for Friday evening!
Kaye Patterson says
I have been making this punch for over thirty years now so I would say, yes, it is a throw back. I use a splash of pineapple juice and ginger ale but maybe that’s why I think mine is a bit too sweet sometimes. Your recipe doesn’t really say when to add the club soda or I missed it. People request this from me every New Year’s Eve or anytime there is going to be a crowd of us. Thanks for this version, I’m trying it Friday night!
Sorry Kaye, I usually add my club soda just before serving so that it stays bubbly. Hope you enjoy!
Jamie Hanselman says
This looks yummy!! What is the overall yield of this recipe?? Thanks!
The pitcher you see is a 80 oz pitcher, so roughly 8-10 cups depending on the size of glasses you use.
Jamie Hanselman says
Also, it seems like there is an extra 1 c of water — where does that go in the recipe?? Thanks!
You use 1/2 cup of water to make the simple syrup then add 1 cup of water to the pitcher.
Jamie Hanselman says
OMG ~ this recipe was a SMASHING success!!! I ended up adding the oranges into the finished product and let all of the flavors come together in the next 15 hrs. Everyone LOVED it ~ and the lemonade ice cubes were on point, as they melted they actually enhanced the flavor. I will be making this recipe again for our work Christmas party! How many times (like x 6 or 8 ) should I make to serve 150 people? And, you said the flavors should mesh together — how long should I let them mesh? Is 2 days prior to the event ok? Should I put the oranges in during the last 15 hrs?? My “novel length” post is complete ~ thanks again for the #BestRecipeEver !!!
Ah! I love it!! So you want to make this for 150? I would consider using one of those large beverage dispensers with a spout and making 3-4 pitchers. I think 24-48 hours is fine, I would not add any fruit however until just before serving. The longer it sits, the stronger all the flavors will be. I hope this helps and I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! I think I should make it for Christmas too!
I’m making 5 batches of this for our Super Bowl party, wish me luck!