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Mississippi Bourbon Punch Recipe

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Large gatherings and batched boozy beverages go hand-in-hand. And for easy-to-make cocktails to serve the masses, nothing’s more fitting than a bowl of punch. They’re sweet, strong and easy to make. 

Crafting a tasty, well-balanced punch requires a solid go-to recipe—enter Mississippi Bourbon Punch. Fresh and fruity, this sweet cocktail will appeal to a wide array of palates. Best of all, swapping in ingredients that align to your personal tastes make adjusting the drink simpler than ever.

Based on a combination of fruit juices, grenadine and of course, bourbon, this slightly effervescent sipper is perfect for the holidays, birthday parties and beyond. Serves 12–14.


  • 2 (750-ml) bottles dry white wine, Chardonnay or Rhône/Languedoc blends recommended
  • 1 12-ounce bottle grenadine 
  • 1 ½ cups bourbon
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup lime juice 
  • 2 cups club soda (or 1 cup lemon-lime soda and 1 cup club soda for sweeter version)
  • Orange slices, for garnish


Pour all ingredients except for the club soda (or lemon-lime soda) into a large punch bowl and stir.

Making Mississippi Bourbon Punch

Mix ice cubes into the punch and refrigerate until chilled, or for up to 2 hours before serving.

Making Mississippi Bourbon Punch
Photography by Chelsea Kyle

Just before serving, remove the punch from the refrigerator and add club soda.

Making Mississippi Bourbon Punch
Photography by Chelsea Kyle

Serve in individual rocks glasses. Garnish with an orange slice.

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