Serves 16–18. In honor of bourbon maker Elijah Craig's passing on this date in 1808--we celebrate his great leadership in bourbon making with this spectacular punch recipe. Will serve 16-18 thirsty folks.
6 cups water,
2 cups strong tea,
2 cups bourbon,
1 cup sugar
One 6-ounce container frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
One 6-ounce container frozen lemon juice concentrate, thawed
Garnish: Mint sprigs or lemon slices (optional)
Combine the water, tea, bourbon, sugar, orange and lemon juice concentrate in a large container or bowl, and mix until sugar dissolves. Pour into two gallon-size freezer bags. Freeze until an hour before serving. Place the frozen punch in a large bowl and let thaw, breaking up every 15 minutes. When punch is melted, add more ice or water as desired. Serve in punch cups. Garnish, if desired.
2 cups water
4 regular tea bags
Boil the water. Add the tea bag(s) and let steep until cool. Discard the tea bag(s) and set aside.