How to Make Founding Fathers' Plantation Punch for the July 4th Holiday

Celebrate America's birthday the way the Founding Fathers might have, by whipping up a batch of Plantation Punch. Howcast presents this video recipe guide to mixing the alcoholic drink: The Founding Father's Plantation Punch. Perfect for the 4th of July.

You Will Need
* 12 oz bourbon
* 6 oz sugar
* 24 oz rum
* Ice
* 48 oz sparkling water
* 6 oz port
* One orange and two lemons, sliced
* A large bowl
* A strainer
* A punch bowl
* Sweet sherry

Step 1: Mix ingredients
Pour the first three ingredients into a bowl, stir briskly with ice until the sugar is dissolved, and then strain into a punch bowl.

Step 2: Stir in the water
Stir in the water.

Step 3: Float the port
Float the port on top.
*Tip: Substituted sweet sherry for port.

Step 4: Garnish with fruit
Garnish with orange and lemon slices.

Step 5: Toast the colonies
Do as the newly liberated colonists did: Make 13 toasts, in honor of the first American states.

*Fact
The recipe for Plantation Punch is thought to have been invented in the 17th century.

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