Inspired by a punch made by my gal pal La Femme Epicure, I combined a few of my favorite things into a large drink dispenser and served it with a side of ice. Festive fall happiness in a glass.
Double Cider Bourbon Punch
2 Quarts Spiced Apple Cider
375 ml. Bottle of Bourbon (1/2 a bottle)
1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Bottle Sparkling Water
24 ozs Hard Apple Cider (we like Strongbow, Crispin and Angry Orchard Dry)
3-5 mini apples and whole cloves for studding (optional garnish)
Fresh Ice for Serving
Mix the spiced apple cider, bourbon and lemon juice and chill well. Stud a few mini apples with whole cloves and plop into the cider mixture to seep. Just before serving add the fizzy elements, sparkling water and cider. Mix well and serve over ice!
Photos by Bridget Pizzo