How To Make Founding Fathers' Plantation Punch

Celebrate America's birthday the way the Founding Fathers might have, by whipping up a batch of Plantation Punch.

You will need

  • 12 oz. bourbon
  • 6 oz. sugar
  • 24 oz. rum
  • Ice
  • 48 oz. sparkling water
  • 6 oz. port
  • One orange and two lemons
  • sliced
  • A large bowl
  • A strainer
  • A punch bowl
  • Sweet sherry

Step 1 Mix ingredients Pour the first three ingredients into a bowl, stir briskly with ice until the sugar is dissolved, and then strain into a punch bowl.

Step 2 Stir in the water Stir in the water.

Step 3 Float the port Float the port on top.

Step 4 Garnish with fruit Garnish with orange and lemon slices.

Step 5 Toast the colonies Do as the newly liberated colonists did: Make 13 toasts, in honor of the first American states.