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
- 48 oz. sparkling water
- 6 oz. port
- One orange and two lemons
- 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.
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.
Did You Know:
The recipe for Plantation Punch is thought to have been invented in the 17th century.