Caitlin Bensel
Active Time
5 Mins
Total Time
5 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 8 oz.)

When you’re tasked with putting on your hosting hat, punches and pitcher cocktails will definitely come in handy. Not only are they easy to make, but punch also gives your guests a more attractive and tasty beverage alternative to wine and beer. The key to the perfect punch recipe doesn’t require a lot of complicated steps or complex ingredients. Quite the contrary, as this bourbon-flavored punch recipe comes together in just 5 minutes and can easily be doubled or tripled when entertaining guests at a large backyard bash or Kentucky Derby-inspired party. But this punch specifically serves 8. And the best thing about this beverage recipe is that you don’t need to be an expert mix master or bartender to whip up a refreshing, crowd-pleasing concoction. That’s right—no complicated muddlers, shakers, stirrers, or fancy-schmancy liquors required here. Just combine chilled ginger ale, chilled Champagne, bourbon, our lime simple syrup recipe, fresh lime juice, and one lime together in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Then stir gently to make sure all those ingredients are well-blended together. You’ll love how the splash of bourbon is balanced by the addition of ginger ale and Champagne. This recipe can be prepped in advance, so a batch is ready when the party starts. Of course, a big batch of punch deserves delicious bites to accompany it. So, pair this refreshing punch recipe with fresh spring and summer appetizers to really kick your soirée off. If kids are expected to be in attendance, you can easily swap the booze for seltzer, coconut water, or just omit the bourbon and Champagne all together. Your guests will be punch-drunk in love with this recipe and enjoy it down to the very last drop.    

How to Make It

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Stir gently to combine.