Apple Cider and Bourbon Punch Recipe - NYT Cooking

Apple Cider and Bourbon Punch Recipe - NYT Cooking

Cook Time Cook: 15m

Yield: 14 6-ounce servings

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  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, slightly bruised
  • ½ cup brown sugar and cinnamon syrup
  • 3 cups bourbon
  • 4 cups cold-pressed apple cider (nonalcoholic)
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup orange juice (fresh is best)
  • 4 cups ice
  • 2 cups club soda, or to taste
  • 1 orange, cut into wheels, for garnish (optional)
  • Nutmeg, to taste
  1. Make the syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar and cinnamon sticks with 1 cup water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered until sugar has completely dissolved, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let syrup cool; discard cinnamon sticks. (Leftover syrup may be kept refrigerated for a week.)
  2. Combine syrup, bourbon, apple cider, lemon juice and orange juice in a pitcher. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Strain chilled punch into a punch bowl. Add 4 cups of ice and club soda. Garnish with orange wheels. Generously grate nutmeg on top. Serve over ice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, slightly bruised
  • ½ cup brown sugar and cinnamon syrup
  • 3 cups bourbon
  • 4 cups cold-pressed apple cider (nonalcoholic)
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup orange juice (fresh is best)
  • 4 cups ice
  • 2 cups club soda, or to taste
  • 1 orange, cut into wheels, for garnish (optional)
  • Nutmeg, to taste

Instructions

  1. Make the syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar and cinnamon sticks with 1 cup water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered until sugar has completely dissolved, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let syrup cool; discard cinnamon sticks. (Leftover syrup may be kept refrigerated for a week.)
  2. Combine syrup, bourbon, apple cider, lemon juice and orange juice in a pitcher. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Strain chilled punch into a punch bowl. Add 4 cups of ice and club soda. Garnish with orange wheels. Generously grate nutmeg on top. Serve over ice.