Shoo-Fly Punch

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursel

  • 5 tablespoons bourbon 
  • 2 tablespoons ginger liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon bitters
  • Crushed ice
  • Nonalcoholic ginger beer, chilled
  • Garnishes: orange slices, fresh mint sprigs
Simple Syrup Recipe
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup water
  • Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil, stirring often, 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Remove syrup from heat, and let cool completely (about 1 hour).
Punch Preparation:
  • Stir together first 5 ingredients. Fill 1 (16-oz.) glass or Mason jar with crushed ice. Pour bourbon mixture over ice; top with ginger beer (about 1/3 cup). Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
  • Note: We tested with Maker's Mark Bourbon, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, and Reed's Extra Ginger Brew and Goya Jamaican Style Ginger Beer.
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