October 28, 2021

Basil Hayden Bourbon Punch


Nothing is easier than a big punch bowl and pretty glasses as your signature party cocktail if you are entertaining. This punch is made with Basil Hayden, probably the smoothest Kentucky whiskey I know and it pairs great with the orange liquor, sugar, and sweet vermouth. It looks super pretty garnished with cherries, lemons, and orange slices. I’ll be serving this punch at our Halloween neighborhood block party but you could also serve it for the holidays or at a New Year’s Eve party. Let’s raise a glass and cheers for the holiday season kicking off with all Hallows Eve!


Bourbon Punch

Bourbon Punch

Yield: 15 cocktails


  • 1 750mL bottle Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 cup sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 20 dashes Angostura® bitters
  • 1 cup tart cherry juice
  • 2 cups soda water
  • 2 oranges, sliced into wheels
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Ice


    1. Combine sweet vermouth, Angostura® bitters, sugar, and ground cinnamon in a pitcher or punch bowl.

    2. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

    3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except soda) and stir to combine.

    4. Top with soda just before serving.



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