A Christmas Tradition: Whiskey Sour Punch
It was my Grandpa's recipe, and it was one of the recipes that he submitted for the Family Recipes booklet that they published and handed out to family in the year that I was born. Coincidence? I think not. Although my Grandpa is no longer with us, this drink is a tradition that the family carries on each year.
A couple of years ago, I decided to bring this tradition over to Tom's family. I have also started including it in my Halloween Party repertoire. It tastes great and seems to appeal to most people. It's citrusy, punchy, not overly sweet.
|This year's Halloween version of Whiskey Sour Punch -- "with Boos" -- and the non-alcoholic orange sherbet punch.|
Christmastime Whiskey Sour Punch
|Here's the original recipe as my Grandpa submitted it.|
- 6 oz Orange Juice or Pineapple Orange Juice frozen concentrate
- 12 oz can of frozen lemonade concentrate
- 1 liter sparkling water
- 12 oz Seagram's 7 whiskey
- Lots of ice
- 1 lemon
- 1 orange
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
- A couple sprigs of fresh rosemary
Dump juice concentrate and lemonade concentrate into a large punch bowl. Add sparkling water and whiskey. Stir until everything is well combined. Add lots of ice, which will dilute the punch over time...and that's okay! Slice up lemon and orange into rounds and place on top as a garnish. For a more Christmas-y punch, also add cranberries and rosemary as a garnish.
It was a huge hit this year, evidenced by the fact that the punch bowl needed to be refilled a couple of times throughout the evening! So, thank you, Grandpa, for this recipe and the chance to carry on the tradition not just in our family, but with others, as well! And thank you, Aunt Linda, for opening your home to family and fun and new traditions!
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!