The Perfect Holiday Cocktail: Derek Brown's American Whiskey Punch

Mixologist Derek Brown shares his recipe for American Whiskey Punch, a cocktail recipe sure to make your next party the talk of the town.

Makes one bowl of punch (about 6-8 cups)


1 cup sugar

2 lemons, juiced, peels reserved

16 ounces George Washington Rye Whiskey

4 cups water

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1. Muddle the sugar and lemon peels.

2. Add the lemon juice and 1 cup water to sugar mixture, stirring until sugar dissolves.

3. Add the whiskey and remaining water.

4. Transfer to a large punch bowl filled with ice.

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5. Garnish with lemon wheels, if desired.

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