Blackberry Bourbon and Honey Punch

Blackberry puree and honey makes a divine adult punch that is perfect to prep ahead and serve to a crowd of thirsty guests.

Blackberry Bourbon and Honey Punch

A child’s 2nd birthday party may seem like odd inspiration for a cocktail however, for this bourbon punch that is indeed the case! My godson was turning two and my cousin asked if I’d create a special adult beverage for the 21+ guests drinking responsibly at the party. The theme was Winnie the Pooh and immediately my brain thought: honey! From there I added bourbon, seasonal blackberries, lemonade (it is summer after all!) and so the specialty drink for the party was created.

Even the guests who typically shy away from whisky enjoyed a few glasses of the punch and the entire bowl was gone before you could say “Oh, bother!”

Blackberry Bourbon and Honey Punch
 
This whisky lemonade is a refreshing punch-style drink that is easy to pre-batch for a crowd.
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Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 10 servings
Ingredients
For Blackberry Bourbon Honey Lemonade
  • 1 750mL bottle of Maker's Mark
  • 1½ quarts fresh squeezed lemonade
  • ½ c. blackberry purée*
  • 1 c. honey syrup**
  • Blackberries and lemon wheels for garnish
For Blackberry Purée
  • 3 packages for fresh blackberries, reserve 1 for garnish
  • ¼ c. cold water
  • For Honey Syrup
  • 1 c. organic raw honey
  • 1 c. water
Instructions
For Blackberry Bourbon Honey Lemonade
  1. Combine all ingredients to a large punch bowl and mix with wooden spoon.
  2. Float whole blackberries and lemon wheels for garnish.
  3. Chill in refrigerator up to 2 hours prior to serving.
  4. Add ice directly to serving cup to avoid watering down punch.
For Blackberry Purée*
  1. Add 2 packages of fresh blackberries in to a blender and blend sing purée setting.
  2. Slowly add ¼ cup water and blend again.
  3. Double strain mixture in to measuring cup and set aside until use.
For Honey Syrup**
  1. **In a stove-top pot, add 1 c. water and 1 c. honey.
  2. Mix together over medium heat until honey has completely dissolved and remove from heat until use.
 

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