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.
- 12 oz. bourbon
- 6 oz. sugar
- 24 oz. rum
- 48 oz. sparkling water
- 6 oz. port
- one orange and two lemons, sliced
- a large bowl
- a strainer
- a punch bowl
- sweet sherry
Pour the first three ingredients into a bowl, stir briskly with ice until the sugar is dissolved, and then strain into a punch bowl.
Stir in the water.
Float the port on top.
Tip: Substituted sweet sherry for port.
Garnish with orange and lemon slices.
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.