If we had to pick a house spirit for the South, it would (unquestionably) have to be awarded to the Kentucky-born star that just keeps getting better with age: bourbon. Down in these parts, folks know the warm feeling of bourbon trickling down the throat in a slow, honey-like fashion. Whether it’s the old-fashioned or a newly-fashioned bourbon cocktail, it’s a Southern signature we can’t let go (for the sake of cultural longevity, of course…). With this traditional big-batch bourbon punch—derived from the bourbon-loving state of Mississippi—you’ll be serving up a true hit at your next get-together. Muscadine wine, grenadine, and fresh fruit juices, like lime and cranberry, also star in this refreshing punch. And, fittingly enough for us Southern patriots, we can take comfort in knowing that muscadine is one of the most patriotic wines of them all, thanks to being one of the only wines made with true American grapes. So, really, there’s no reason not to try your hand at this punch for your next party—it’s a surefire winner.

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