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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.


  • 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.
  • TIP: Substituted sweet sherry for port.
  • 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.
  • FACT: The recipe for Plantation Punch is thought to have been invented in the 17th century.

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

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