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Whiskey • Bitter
Rye Whiskey Punch

Inspired by traditional Revolutionary War era whiskey punches, this punch balances rye’s inherent spiciness with bitter black tea and bright lemon juice. It’s strong enough to fuel a party but balanced enough to drink with dinner.

The Essentials

Rye Whiskey
Montenegro Amaro
Black Tea, Iced
Bar Spoon
The Details
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Ingredients

1 750-mL bottle Rye Whiskey
1 750-mL bottle Montenegro Amaro
0.5 Cup fresh Lemon Juice strained through a fine sieve
1 750-ml bottle of cognac
1 Cup Black Tea, Iced
8-10 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 lemon

Method

  • In a large pitcher, add the water and submerge the tea bags. Refrigerate for at least 48 hours, periodically mixing the tea bags with a large wooden spoon.
  • Add all ingredients to a punch bowl and stir to incorporate. Garnish with large blocks of ice and lemon wheels.
intermediate
Strength:
Cold-Brewed Ice Tea
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Gallon Water
10 Tea Bags Black Tea

Method

  • In a large pitcher, add the water and submerge the tea bags. Refrigerate for at least 48 hours, periodically mixing the tea bags with a large wooden spoon.
  • Remove the tea bags before serving.
  • Makes approx. 1 gallon of tea